Venice’s skate park is on the beach and it rules!
This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and a street section with steps, rails and platforms. The design for the 3.5 million dollar park came “from local skaters and skating professionals” touts L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendal’s office. The facility, which opened Oct. 3 2009 took 10 months to build.
UPCOMING SKATE EVENTS:
- June 21 is Go Skateboarding day! Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. For more info, visit goskateboardingday.org. In this photo: Ger-I Lewis, Jessie Martinez, City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, and Ex-mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the 2009 Skate Park grand opening day
- TBA Life Rolls On – They Will Skate Again
- TBA Venice Ladies Jam at the Venice Skatepark
SKATE PARK RULES:
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Venice Beach Skate Plaza.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Sunset – Daily
-No BMX, scooter or bicycles allowed in the skate plaza.
-Helmets, elbow, kneepads required for all skateboarders.
-No unauthorized equipment, obstacles, or apparatus allowed.
-No glass bottles
-No graffiti, tagging or stickers
-No smoking, alcohol or drug use
-Dispose of trash in trash receptacles.
-No skateboarding or skating while under the influence or alcohol, drugs or the combined influence of alcohol or drugs.
-Do not skate when it’s wet.
-No food or beverage within skating plaza area.
-Animals are now allowed in the skate plaza area.
Special events, contests or filming are not allowed in the Skate Plaza unless authorized by the City of L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks. For permit and filming information, call 310.399.2775.
Photo: Skate legend Bennet Harada.
NEED A SKATEBOARD?
Maui and Sons’ Surf & Skate Shop. www.mauiandsonsretail.com
Venice Originals Skateboard Shop. www.veniceoriginals.com
Venice Skateboarding Suff. www.veniceskateboardingstuff.com
Arbor Collective. www.arborcollective.com
Dogtown Skateboards: https://dogtownskateboards.com
VENICE SKATEBOARD WEBSITES:
VENICE SKATE MOVIES:
VIEW PAST VENICE SKATEBOARD EVENTS! Photos by Venice Paparazzi.