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Chilling Out at the Skatepark in Bradenton

Anna Maria Island is one of the most laid-back and quaint vacation destinations in Florida. You won’t find tons of high-rises or giant hotels, but instead, you’ll see locals and visitors alike gathering on the white sand beaches, enjoying the historical sites, or getting in touch with nature. Anna Maria Island is also popular thanks to its close proximity to great day trips like Bradenton, just a 20-minute drive.

While Bradenton has something for the whole family to discover, one of their most popular attractions is the Riverwalk, full of gorgeous art, grassy spaces, and beautiful views. For a more unique twist on this area, head to the Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark, where you can watch skaters perform jaw-dropping tricks, or maybe try some of your own!

Skateboarder doing amazing trick at the Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark

General Information

This free concrete skatepark welcomes visitors of all ages and is placed among the other fun activities of the Bradenton Riverwalk. The 15,000 square foot park is partially located underneath a Manatee River bridge, giving a unique view of the water. You can find features like multiple ledges, stairs, rails, bowls, and more. No matter your skill level, you’ll find a fun and challenging experience waiting for you!

Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark is open 24/7 with lit facilities for your safety any time of the day or night. The skatepark also has its own restroom that is also open at all hours.

More at the Riverwalk

If you want to take a break from skating, be sure to check out everything else the Riverwalk has to offer. It’s the ideal place to spend the day, providing mouthwatering restaurants, special souvenirs, and unique clothing, all with the gorgeous backdrop of Manatee River. Observe the nineteen art pieces that add a fun touch to the area while providing an interactive experience and a new perspective on Bradenton’s history and beauty.

Another great thing about the Riverwalk is the abundance of events happening throughout the year. From art exhibits to walking tours to yoga classes and more, there’s something for everyone, and there’s sure to be an event happening during your time in the area. Visit Realize Bradenton’s website for a full calendar of events.

Skateboarding in Anna Maria Island

Other Area Skateparks

If you want to skate but don’t want to stray far from our vacation rentals in Holmes Beach, you’re in luck! There’s another fantastic skatepark right on the island. Anna Maria Island Skate Park, formerly known as Holmes Beach Micro Skate Park, is conveniently located at 5801 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Come out to watch the locals on their skateboards or rollerblades, or take to the two skating areas to test your skills.

This park is great for skaters of all ages, as the features are varied to welcome all skill levels. It’s not uncommon to see families with young children here trying to skate for the first time. Be aware that all visitors must sign a waiver before skating, and there is no equipment rental available.

Where to Stay

The skatepark of Bradenton draws visitors from all around, but you don’t have to stay in the city to make the most of it. Just 20 minutes away is Anna Maria Island, a little-known haven for relaxation. We are proud to have rental options on AMI for every budget or special need. Our pet-friendly vacation rentals in Anna Maria Island make it easy for you to travel with your favorite four-legged friend, or you can stay in a beachfront option for immediate access to the shore. You can find the perfect rental for your group with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

There is so much to do and see in Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas, you may find you never want to leave! We can’t wait to help you love AMI just as much as we do. For more information about the Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark and the other attractions in and around AMI, contact us today!