Epic banks 5ft with extended boxes, hubba’s, stairs and rails. Central flat area surrounded by various transitions from 5-6ft (8 extension with pool coping) coping throughout. There’s also scattered around the edges a few boxes, wedges and hubba’s.
Small 2-3ft gem with nice little transitions and coping that fades to flat level. A lot of fun for younger skaters or just messing around. It also has a interesting volcano type extension that adds an extra couple of feet.
Medium bow twist and turns with a really interesting shape and goes from 4-7ft gradually as it winds around the bend. The shallow end has an open rounded. Solid coping throughout and again really good transitions.
The bigger (deeper) bowl is more of a simple classic pool about 10ft deep.
Surface is in good condition and pretty fast. All the coping and rails are very good of a little slow in parts. Design is really good with excellent bowl shapes and and really interesting extensions and winding coping.
Parking, water but not much shade. Open 10-dusk. Some BMX but mostly skaters.
Review coming soon, in the meantime here are our photos.
Eclectic skatepark loaded with all sorts of goodies. It looks as though it all started with a large cement based skatepark originally but over time has grown to now include a bunch of wooden half-pipes, minis and other various bits and pieces over time.
The cement part is made up of 3 sections. Firstly an amphitheater like arrangement of large transitions, banks and roll-ins from 4ft-8ft and plenty of vert extensions. They all surround a central pyramid shaped funbox that features rails, a hubba and an extended grind box. The perimeter is loaded with big staircases, banks, boxes and coping everywhere. The main street section also loosely leads to a much smaller, simpler set of banks 3-5ft with no coping and a basic 4 sided pyramid box in the middle. All good for the younger skaters. Completing the cement section is a beautiful old school bowl that goes from 6-9ft but also has interesting extensions in the shallow end. It’s quite small in size so the transitions are quick, but the surface is nice and fast and in good condition. Coping also sits nicely and is a good size.
Now the rest of the skatepark almost feels like a bit of a museum in some ways. An eclectic collection of old wooden structures that starts with a simple street setup and finishes with a monster half-pipe.
The street section is a few 3ft quarters leading to a little funbox wedge and finishing with a fun little mini (about 20ft wide). Adjacent to the mini is a larger 6ft mini (about 40ft wide) that had an extra foot of extension and some bad ass coping. Then right over the back is the 12ft vert half-pipe. Great setup and all lovingly looked after by a local dude who cares for and maintains all the wooden bits and pieces.
Amenities, parking, seating, shade, drinks, lockers, toilets. Great central plaza for chilling and watching.
An odd little suburban skatepark sitting right alongside the 5 in North San Diego. I say odd as it looks like they either forgot to build half of the park, or they just ran out of funding part way through the construction. (update: in fact the skatepark used to feature a bunch of wooden minis and transitions that have since been removed… which explains why its felt so half done).
What the park has a wide bank of transitions and roll-ins of varying heights from 2-4.5ft. Some with coping, some just there for caving and big exits. There’s also a section with a couple of small hubba’s and rails, tho not much room to get onto them. The banks kind of form a very wide open three corner bowl, what’s disappointing is there is nothing else here. It lacks something either in middle flat area, or to fill out the far edge with some more transitions. Not a very inspiring setup at all.
The surface is smooth and fast, the transitions kind of small and tight and the coping mid sized and slightly warped in places.
The skatepark is part of a public recreational park with tennis courts and a large park area with lots of shade and seating check out their Facebook page here.