Best Lost Cause (Hillsborough)

BRO BOWL

click to enlarge Best Lost Cause (Hillsborough) - Nick Nicks
Nick Nicks
Best Lost Cause (Hillsborough)

To those that grew up skating there, it was an escape from boredom and grownups. A culture developed at the skatepark, which debuted at Perry Harvey Sr. Park in 1979. Alas, despite major outcry from those who skated there over the years (and a historic designation), the park didn’t fit into plans for the area, which includes a housing complex and a public park. The city did agree to create a replica of the Bro Bowl, which will be installed at the north end of the complex, but those who fought hard to have the original one preserved don’t think it’ll be the same.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]