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The Coquina Key Skate Park
By TERRY TOMALIN, Times Outdoors Writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published May 5, 2000
Until February 1999, local skateboarders had no place to ride unless they wanted to have their boards confiscated by police. But in stepped George Rahdert, a prominent attorney, and Gary Sullivan of Florida Oceansports, a downtown skate shop, who joined forces to open a park for skateboarders and in-line skaters next to two tennis courts in Coquina Key Park.
St. Petersburg Skatepark is located at 3595 Locust St. SE and is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The cost is $3 but is prorated for late arrivals.
Riders must sign a waiver (by a parent if under 18) and wear a helmet. Pads are recommended. Call (727) 823-4434 for information.
#80 -- The Florida Aquarium: Tampa Bay, the state's largest estuary, depends on a variety of habitats for survival. Cypress swamps, mangrove forests, salt marshes and seagrass beds, all play a part in the web of life.
The Florida Aquarium, with its Wetlands, Coral Reefs and Bays and Beaches galleries, gives natives and newcomers an in-depth look at how the state's fragile ecosystems, including those in Tampa Bay, work together.
The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, call (813) 273-4000.
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