Preserve the Perry Harvey Sr Park Skateboard Bowl/ Bro Bowl
  • Petitioning The City of Tampa, Florida

This petition will be delivered to:

Dennis Fernandez: Manager, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Department:
The City of Tampa, Florida

Preserve the Perry Harvey Sr Park Skateboard Bowl/ Bro Bowl

    1. Petition by

      Skateboarding Heritage Foundation

The Bro Bowl is the last surviving unaltered, public concrete skatepark from the 1970's in the United States. It is now in danger of demolition as plans move forward to redevelop Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Please help City of Tampa officials recognize the historic integrity of this structure by signing this petition.

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Public Meeting - Perry Harvey Senior Park

      Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

      Location:Oscar Johnson Jr. Building, Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1207 North Jefferson Street, Tampa Florida, 33602

      Contact: City of Tampa (813) 274-8442

      The City of Tampa has scheduled a meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Perry Harvey Sr. Park and "showcase" a proposal that includes demolition of the Bro Bowl. The city's economic opportunity administrator stated: "“We wanted to take the opportunity to show people this is what the consensus was.” The City of Tampa maintains their position that the Bro Bowl does not possess the historical integrity to warrant preservation, despite findings to the contrary by the City of Tampa Preservation Commission and the State of Florida Division of Historical Resources. In addition, the City of Tampa has chosen to ignore the signatures supporting the preservation of the Bro Bowl on this petition, and proceed with their original plan. Please attend and show your support for the Bro Bowl.

    3. Public Meeting - Perry Harvey Senior Park

      Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

      Location: Encore – Ella Building, Clubhouse Room 1210 E. Ray Charles Blvd. Tampa

      Contact: City of Tampa (813) 274-8442

      The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with an update on plans for the redevelopment of Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Plans for the park include a variety of improvements to honor the local history and culture, and to provide city residents with an exciting new outdoor venue adjacent to the Encore development.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. City of Tampa Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing

      The City of Tampa Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a public hearing on June 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the City Council Chambers located at Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor. Item VI on the agenda is the National Register of Historic Places Nomination for Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skateboard Bowl aka the Bro Bowl. Dennis Fernandez of the City of Tampa Historic Preservation and Urban Design Department will be submitting a presentation to the commission, followed by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. There will then be an opportunity for the public to address the commission with regard to the historic nature of the structure. The Bro Bowl has been determined eligible for consideration to the addition of the National Register of Historic Places by the State of Florida Division of Historical Resources Office, and is now being reviewed by the City of Tampa for said consideration. Come out and show support for the preservation of the Bro Bowl.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • brad bivens HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 hour ago

      friend of mine have amazing memories at the bro bowl and skate parks keep kids out of trouble because they are occupied in something constructive I would now as a skater my self

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    • Henry Arana MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • about 4 hours ago

      Other people have so many memories there

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    • robin Diaz PERTH AMOBY, NJ
      • about 12 hours ago

      I've been down there during the summer and I've had the best days of my life there.

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    • Dale DiMicco BRICK, NJ
      • about 16 hours ago

      Because skate parks should be kept and not removed!

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    • chris smyth CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
      • about 18 hours ago

      ITS THE OLDEST SKATE PARK IN THE ARIA AND LOVE IT

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