Southern California Skate Parks to Visit

Southern California Skate Parks to Visit

Southern California is the epicenter of skateboarding culture and history! Therefore, we have to have the best skateparks. There is an abundance of parks to visit and here are some of our current favorites! 


Venice Beach Park


Location: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

Cost: FREE and Open to the Public.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week. 


The Venice Beach Skate Park is the epitome of SoCal Skate ambiance. Positioned directly on the famous Venice Beach, the ocean breeze and pacific ocean views are the textbook definition of skating in Los Angeles. A laid-back atmosphere welcomes skaters of all ages and levels. This California state treasure features a variety of bowls, a snake run and street like features so you can shred. If you’re hesitant to visit a skate park, this is the best choice due to its amicable and laid-back atmosphere. You won’t regret visiting this gem!

 

Vans "Off the Wall"


Location:  7471 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Cost: FREE and Open to the Public. 

Hours of Operation: 9 am-8 pm, 7 days a week. 


Another essential Southern California Spot, The Vans “Off The Wall” Skatepark, is a sight to see. Feel the Huntington Beach breeze as you shred through the 2,500 square foot park. Designed with various street elements: stairs, rails, gaps, planter ledges, kickers, rollers and a double-kinked 40-foot handrail. This park also features cool art installations like palm trees and a volcano! Spectators can safely keep a distance from outside the gated perimeter. Make sure to call ahead if you’re looking to skate; the park hosts private and professional events regularly. Wednesday are exclusively BMX days and no skateboarding is permitted.

 

Stoner Skate Plaza


Location: 1835 Stoner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Cost: FREE and Open to the Public

Hours of Operation: 10 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week. 


Stoner Park Plaza gets its name from its location on Stoner Avenue. Legendary skater Rob Dyrdek of DC Shoes and the Rob Dyrdek Foundation propelled the development and creation of this safe spot in L.A. The design mimics downtown and urban elements, remaining true to the landscape of downtown L.A. You will find cool spots such as steps, benches, ramps and handrails to perform all kinds of tricks. At 26,500 square feet, the park features colored concrete designs that emphasize the skate park’s aesthetic. The park features one of the largest and longest manual pads, also known as a wheelie pad, which draws many visitors. 


Garvanza Skatepark


Location: 6240 Meridian St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Cost: FREE and Open to the Public

Hours of Operation: 10 am-10 pm, 7 days a week. 


Located in Northeast L.A., the Garvanza skatepark features one of a kind aesthetic. This park is well known for its design, featuring a colossal bowl reminiscent of backyard skating. Imagine an empty Olympic sized swimming pool drained and customized with smooth killer vert sides. If you’re faint at heart, you may want to skip out on this location given the large drop, but the park does feature other super rad elements for less thrill-seeking skaters. The vivid murals and colorful graffiti art present a diverse and eclectic vibe. At the very least, check this place out and you might just gain some courage to dive right in!

 

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