The 10 best skateparks in California

You want to find best skateparks in California (and enjoy sun). Explore this article and discover the best spots to practice your skateboard, roller-blade, scooter, and BMX skills.

Why California is a great place for skating ?

It all started in California. Indeed, Skateboarding (as we know it today) was born in the late 1940s, or early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when there were no good waves to surf. This was called “sidewalk surfing”. Basically, it was a new wave of surfing on the sidewalk as the sport of surfing became very popular. In 1976, skateboarding was completely re-invented thanks to the ollie by Alan Gelfand. It remained a unique Florida trick until the 1978 when Gelfand made his first visit to California during summertime. His revolutionary way to skate caught the attention of the West Coast skaters and also the media where it began to spread worldwide ! 

 “California is a mecca for skaters and bladers.

Where i can find best skateparks ?

If you want to see all located spots in California you can click here. This article will focus on the 10 skateparks below.

1. Venice Beach Skatepark

The Venice Beach Skatepark was built in 2009 right into the sand fronting one of California’s most eclectic beach cities. Therefore it is a very famous sunny place. The 16,000 square-foot park features a snake, a street area with rails, ramps, boxes, and also steps. It was designed by local skaters and skating professionals.

Click here to see the spot.
Click here to see the Facebook page.
 
Video 

Location on Google Map

2. Huntington Beach “Off the wall” skatepark Vans

The skatepark is open Monday-Sunday from 9AM – 8PM. There are 2 main sections :
1. A 17,500 square-foot transition area with a clover bowl and custom hybrid backyard bowl/flow combination. 
2. A massive 25,000 square-foot street area with stairs, gaps, metal edges, a double-kinked handrail (40 feet long) and also a volcano. 

 

Click here to see the spot
Click here to see the official page

Click here to the Facebook page

 
Video

Location on Google Map

3. The Cove Skatepark 

The Cove Skatepark is located in Santa Monica at Memorial Park. It is a massive 20,000 square-foot area with bowls, ramps, stairs, pool with tile coping, over-vert bowl, and also the Douglas Park rail. This park is designated for skateboarding, BMX and inline skating during specified days (and times). So, you need to check informations first.

Click here to see the spot
Click here to the Facebook page 
 
Video :

Location on Google Map

4. Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark

This skate park is crazy ! Indeed, it’s the California’s Largest Skatepark with 68,000 square feet. It features :

  • the world’s Tallest Vert Wall
  • the Largest Full Pipe in the world
  • the world’s biggest Cradle
  • a skull Bowl
  • a thimble
  • a street Course
  • a travelodge Bowl
  • a box Jump
  • an olympic Bowl
  • Multi Bowl
  • Boxes, rails and more !

During the day : $10 for parking (free after 6pm). The park costs around $5 (pads mandatory).

Click here to see the spot 
Click here to the Facebook page 
 
Video 

Location on Google Map

5. Tanzanite Skatepark

It is a concrete skatepark located at Sacrameto, California. It was created in 2006 and designed by the legendary skatepark builder Wally Hollyda. 16,000 square feet area with 3 great bowls and a street area with stair sets, ledges and rails. So, it is a very cool and fun park to ride !
 

Click here to see the spot

Video 

Location on Google Map

6. Curt Pernice Skatepark

It is one of the best skateparks in California according to Thrasher Magazine. It was created in 2001. The 30,000 square foot park features endless lines and crazy nice transitions, rails, pyramids, boxes, step up and also an half pipe.
 
Click here to see the spot

Click here to the Facebook page

Video 

Location on Google Map

7. Vans Skatepark, Orange

The Vans Skate Park in Orange is a great arena set with : 
1. A 20,000 square foot indoor concrete and wood street course with an array of obstacles. 
2. A replica of the original Combi pool located at the Upland Pipeline Skatepark in California during the early 1980s. 
3. An area dedicated to beginners with features 3 feet or lower entirely surfaced in birch. 
4. A mini ramp (80′ wide and heights ranging from 5ft to 9ft). 
5. An outdoor area with a mini ramp  and obstacles

 
Click here to see the spot 
Click here to see the official page

Click here to the Facebook page

Video 

Location on Google Map

8. Magdalena-Ecke YMCA Skatepark

There are ledges, a street courserails, boxes, mini ramps and two of the best cement pools in USA with also a 80’ vert used at the 2003 X-Games. Hence, it is one of the largest of its kind.
 
Click here to see the spot 
Click here to see the Facebook page
 

Video 

Location on Google Map

9. Ken Wormhoudt Skatepark

The Ken Wormhoudt Skatepark was built in 2007 (15,000 square feet). IYou can find there a full pipe (with a great breaking wave designed by Jimbo Phillips), 2 bowls, a street course with steps, hubba ledges, wall rides and metal rails. Helmets & safety gear are required.

 

Click here to see the spot
Click here to see the official page

Click here to the Facebook page

Video 

Location on Google Map

10. Alameda Skatepark

The Alameda Skatepark is on a former naval base. For that reason, it’s a very cool location with a unique view. Indeed, you can see downtown San Francisco while skating. This concrete skatepark features bowls, hips, fun box and steel ramps. I went twice in Alameda but I did’t have my skates (what a shame !).
 
Click here to see the spot

Click here to the Facebook page

Video 

Location on Google Map

Comments

mood_bad
  • No comments yet.
  • chat
    Add a comment