15,000 Sq Ft
The (Bro Bowl)Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skate Park aka “Bro Bowl 2.0” was formally dedicated to the public on April 16, 2016. The original “Bro Bowl” was one of the first public skate parks in Florida, built in the 1970’s and the first skate park to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Ultimately though, the City of Tampa was in favor of demolishing and relocating the skate park to honor Tampa’s once thriving black business districts by creating “Perry Harvey Sr. Park” to include statues, murals and other interactive artwork. The bowl’s original location was right in the middle of an area with historic roots to the African-American community’s business and cultural tradition in Tampa. City officials have long preferred to make the park a place to honor that history and relocate the bowl.