Southside’s Response to COVID-19
Southside Skatepark in South Houston and Southside Skateshop at Westheimer/Wilcrest are here to serve you.  These are difficult times for all, but it is our goal to provide you a sense of normalcy.  We will continue to keep normal hours of operation and increase our efforts disinfecting high traffic touching areas.
We are increasing the cleaning of check out/check-in counters, door handles, bathrooms, and other high-traffic and high-touch areas.  We will be doing this at the beginning and end of every shift.  

Skateboarding can help get you at least 20 minutes of low to moderate-intensity exercise to boost your immune system.  This movement results in the production of more white blood cells, which combat bacteria and viruses, and promotes improved circulation.

We respectfully request that if you are not feeling well, please reschedule your visit for when you are feeling better, for the safety of our staff and other customers.

We are confident that our skatepark and shops are safe, and we look forward to welcoming you to Southside as we have for 26 years.  With your support, we will overcome this situation together.  If you have any questions for us please respond to this email and we will try to answer in a timely manner.

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New Date TBA! Southside Skatepark in Houston, Texas will host the 11th Annual Old Man Bowl Jam, Music Festival, and BBQ Date TBA. In the first ten years, the event has grown significantly. Last year Bowl O Cones came in to being on the Sunday morning after OMBJ. This year we introduce Old Man Street for the first time happening Sunday Date TBA. An obvious reason would be that more riders becoming age-eligible to participate in a Street Contest like this. Call it a Skatepark of Houston revival or just an all-out good time with your friends who you almost never see anymore. Whatever it is we can tell you it’s here to stay.

Call it a Skatepark of Houston Revival or Just an All Out Good Time with Your Friends

Old Man Bowl Jam 2019 group photo Lee Leal

Support the 1st Annual Old Man Street Jam at Our Kickstarter!

Registration is easy and you can complete it at our Kickstarter. These preliminary funds help cover our initial operational budget to deliver the best experience possible. Register for whatever level of participation you are able. We are stoked to be able to bring this expanded event back to Houston. We believe that the skateboarders that literally paved the way for skateboarding today should be recognized for their contributions.  The goal of the weekend is to bring them together to ride and remember the impact they made as they literally blazed a trail for today’s skateboarder.


Keep Up with Up to the Minute Announcements on Our Facebook Event Page

So many great skateboarders and those who support them show up to enjoy amazing skateboarding, great BBQ and awesome Live Music.  We work hard to make the Old Man Bowl Jam event the best it can be.  We hope our Kickstarter will help provide the necessary funds for the foundational event budget.  Our goal is to continue to grow the event every year.  If we reach our goal we know we can deliver the best 1st Annual Old Man Street Jam, Music Festival, Bowl O Cone Bowl Slalom ever.

Old Man Bowl Jam Schedule for the Weekend

Tentative Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, Date TBA Old Man Bowl Jam / Music (3 bands) / BBQ

10 am Southside Skatepark OPEN
12 pm Grand Masters 50+
2:30 pm Masters 40-49 age group
4 pm Mini Masters 30-39 age group
BBQ – sometime around 6 pm

Sunday, Date TBA – Bowl Slalom / Old Man Street / BBQ

11 am Southside Skatepark OPEN
12 pm Bowl O Cones Bowl Slalom
1 pm Old Man Street Masters 40+age group
3 pm Old Man Street Mini Masters 30-39 age group

Bands Could Change at Any Time but We Will Keep You Updated!

This year Old Man Bowl Jam Weekend has incorporated a new event to take place on Sunday. The first-ever Old Man Street Jam will be going down on a street course here at Southside Skatepark.

We have been hosting events at Southside Skatepark for 25 years and are one of the most active skateparks in the world. This event is complex in that we do have a Live Music all weekend and a BBQ Food Service component Saturday night. The Old Man Bowl Jam is in its 11th year and we have accomplished all of this in the past and look forward to this year being the largest ever. So please make sure you join us this year and help us get the word out. Please share the Facebook Event Page, Kickstarter Support Page and this WordPress Article.

Interested in Sponsoring the Old Man Bowl Jam, Music Festival, and Bowl Slalom BBQ email

Check Out Previous Old Man Bowl Jam 2019!

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