Located in beautiful and historical Southside Bethlehem, Pa., the Bethlehem Skateplaza is rumored to be The new standard for Skateplazas. At more than 750 feet long, the Skateplaza will be a one of a kind venue capable of supporting skaters and BMXers spanning the needs of the novice to the most advanced rider. For non-riders, the Skateplaza will function as a passive space to watch the action, gather for fellowship or simply relax outdoors.
The completion of the Bethlehem Skateplaza will be the culmination of years of community input, town meetings and fundraising events. Over the years, skateboarders, BMXers, community leaders and parents have recognized the need to provide a safe place for the rising number of action sports enthusiasts in the City of Bethlehem, Pa.
In 2008, the Skateplaza was integrated into the Bethlehem Greenway project. This allowed the City to economically engineer the project and develop the design to the highest functional standards for use, maintenance and safety.
The Skateplaza replicates obstacles typically found in the streetscape that skaters and BMX riders are drawn to, including handrails, benches, staircases and sculptures. Replicating popular spots that are well known and publicized in magazines and videos, the Skateplaza brings the best of New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London and Barcelona to Bethlehem, Pa.