Bethune Point Park & Skateboard Park

Address

11 Bellevue Ave.

Description

Opened 2009, Bethune Point Park is located along the Halifax River adjacent to the Halifax Harbor Marina and surrounding attractions and shops. The multi-purpose park boasts a wide variety of activities and amenities. It includes the first skateboard park in Daytona Beach. This five-acre complex offers the following:

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Pavilions
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing pier
  • Baseball fields
  • Press boxes
  • Playground
  • Skateboard park
  • The Halifax Sailing Center is located immediately south of the pavilions.

Bethune Skateboard Park

Using a combination of pre-cast concrete elements and poured-in-place concrete features, Daytona Beach has created a one-of-a-kind skate park and is one of the premiere facilities in Florida.

Some of the unique features of this park include:

  • Colossal precast concrete clam shell
  • Precast, skateable art pieces such as the roll-over whip, broken pyramid and an extra-wide bent penny
  • Precast bank textured with grooves for an innovative real-world skating experience
  • Unique, in-ground bowl with pool-tile coping

The facility’s components will challenge skaters at any skill level and the park is also available for BMX bikers and inline skaters.

We hope you enjoy this facility, skate and bike safely and have fun.

Consent Form

Youths under 17 years of age must provide a signed parental consent form.

History of Park


In 2006, then Zone 1 City Commissioner Rick Shiver, members of the skateboarding community including skaters, family and friends, and city staff met for a presentation on skateboarding. From that early meeting and three additional public meetings with over 50 skaters and interested community members, a new vision of a proposed Daytona Beach skateboarding facility was created.

Skaters provided ideas on skate components. Leisure Services prepared a scope of work for the design elements. Pillar Design and Spohn Ranch designed the facility and created the features including one multi-level bowl and the street course. The design includes beginner, intermediate and advanced spaces for skateboarding, inline skating and BMX /freestyle bikes. The park opened on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

Funding for the project was provided by the city of Daytona Beach and the County of Volusia ECHO grant program, which is a competitive grant process which provides funds to construct environmental, cultural, historical and outdoor recreation projects.