The X Games asked the city of Jacksonville about holding a televised event this summer at the skate park being built beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge, according to emails provided by the city in response to a records request by the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Brian Kerr, director of athletes and competition for the X Games, sent an inquiry to the city April 19 about staging a one-day Skateboard Street event at the park. The X Games describes Skateboard Street as a competition featuring “a street-inspired course that consists of stair sets, banks, manual pads, ledges, rails and quarterpipes.”

The skate park, which is expected to be completed this summer, features three areas for skaters of various skills. Renderings of the park show rails, banks and ramps that are shaped like the letters JAX. The $8.8 million skating facility appears to be nearly finished, with landscaping and other finishing touches already in place.

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