A unique park/recreational project has taken shape near Birmingham, Ala., in which a concrete bowl (a swimming pool without the water) has been poured in the shape of a skull as part of a new skateboard park. Arguably one of the more unusual concrete designs to come along in some time, the Veterans Skate Park Bowl is part of a 9,150-square-foot concrete skate park in Alabaster, Ala., that officially opens on April 1.

The bowl itself measures 52 feet long and 29 feet wide, with a maximum depth of 10 feet. Along with the rest of the facility, it was designed by Site Design Group, Inc., an Arizona-based design firm that specializes in skate park design. Birmingham-based Golden & Associates Construction was the main contractor, and California Skate Parks from Upland, Calif., provided the shotcrete used for the facility. To learn more about this unusual park and to view pictures of the bowl, visit www.veteransskatepark.com.