A Hampton teenager named Kelob Branch realized that the old skate park wasn't safe or really usable for the youth of Hampton. He came to a Hampton City Council meeting and presented his idea of building a new skate park for the community. Councilwoman Stephanie Bodie pushed to get the project added to the project list and City Manager, Alex Cohilas, and his staff made it happen.
McBrayer Park is now the home of the Hampton Skate Park. Kelob and Hampton’s youth helped design it. The City’s Youth Council presented their idea for a mural in the park. Students in the Class of 2021 at Hampton High School participated in the mural’s completion. Mayor Hutchison pledged $250 towards art supplies for the project from discretionary spending.
The Hampton Skatepark provides the opportunity for Hampton’s youth to enjoy their sport in a safe outdoor environment. Skaters of all ages and skill levels are welcome to try out their tricks and master new ones.
The Skate Park ribbon cutting ceremony was a big success for the community. Click the image to see the video