Jakes Skate Park


Address
Highway 198
Malakoff, Texas 75148

Contact
903-965-3136

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A unique skate park located in Malakoff, located at the City Park, offers a great way for local skaters to have a productive and safe place to go.

Tom and Estella Lyon, who lost their son in 2003, wanted to spread awareness through his love of skateboarding by dedicating this park to his memory.

"God has placed it upon our hearts to dedicate a skate park in the memory of our son, Jacob Ronald Ward (an avid skateboarder), and others who have lost their lives or have been effected by the powerful influence and abuse of drugs or alcohol. Jake died at the age of 18 but because of his faith in Christ, we are at peace. He left us way too soon, as do so many others from this prevailing influence and abuse.

This Skate Park is located in, and operated by, The City of Malakoff, Texas. It is in the City Park next to the Community Center off Highway 198. This highly visible park will be a safe drug/alcohol free gathering place for the kids of our community." These beautiful words can be found on the FB group entitled Jakes Skate Park.

According to the Athens Daily Review in an article written on the opening of the park in May 2010 said, "This was, however, the inspiration they needed to make their dream of honoring Jake a reality."

The Lyon's, along with loving donations received by many businesses and individuals in the community allowed this project to come to a completion after numerous bumps in the road.

This 4,800 sq. ft. Skate Park features two styles, a plaza and a transition, which is considered a "flow park."

http://www.athensreview.com/news/local_news/malakoff-skate-park-a-memorial/article_0a28fb77-3671-516e-8b65-ba125e1a1a87.html

http://www.athensreview.com/news/slideshow-jake-s-skate-park-in-malakoff-celebrates-rd-anniversary/collection_426886ab-9092-562c-8c5b-2d6fed49fb49.html

https://kvne.com/event/jakes-skate-park-fall-event-featuring-brian-sumner-second-pro-skater-zac-archuleta/

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EXCELLENT. slightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.37 feet below pool. Hybrids and white bass are good at daylight on midlake points and drop offs along sandy flats throughout the dam area, Crappie Island, Key Ranch and the spillway humps in 13-22 feet. Cast spinners and slabs and look for schooling fish on these flats as well as deeper seawalls and shorelines. Then fish any hump in 17-25 feet throughout the lake to find fish stacked up in schools as the day heats up. Use spinnerbaits or drop a slab down to the bottom and work it fast up and down and the fish will hit it immediately. Also throwing out a slab and reeling it back with a slow retrieve is also working well. The evening bite from 5-9 p.m has also been very good. Hit up seawalls close to points in depths of 1-18 feet and cast rattle traps, spoons, slabs or sassy shads to get the hybrids to bite. The crappie bite has been challenging. Now Target crappie with small jigs in 5-12 feet under bridge pylons, hidden brush piles throughout the lake or under docks. Limits are being reported, although guides have been reporting very tough conditions with smaller sized fish being caught. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service. The water temperature ranges from mid to upper 80s, and is slightly stained to stained heading south to north. Blue catfish are still in the deeper water with the best action on main lake humps in 12-24 feet with cut shad. During the dog days of summer try floating a bait across deep water in 15-30 feet, suspend the bait 2-5 feet down from the surface of the water to fish the upper column of the water. Channel catfish can be caught in most any cove or point on the lake with punch bait, cut bait, earthworms or shrimp. Report by Jason Barber, Kings Creek Adventures.

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