Posted on April 23rd, 2014
The city of LA has set the official grand opening date for the Sheldon Skate Park (Southeast Valley Skate Park) for June 5 at 4 pm! Save the date!
Our creative design and quality construction on this project is sure to make this another premier skate park for the City of Los Angeles. This 25,000 sq foot skate park has a large central plaza that terraces down with a variety of stair sets to form two main wings of the park. The larger of the two wings starts with two different triple sets, and a long double kink rail leading towards a big central volcano surrounded by a transition section. The smaller of the two wings begins with 4 and 5 stairs leading towards an “A” frame with rails, a smaller double kink rail, and pier 7 ledges. The two wings are connected by a pathway cutting diagonally across the park that features an abundance of ledges, a flat bar, and a massive bank to ledge.
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Posted on April 22nd, 2014
The Boardr and the Berrics teamed up to bring us the Adidas Skate Copa Shop VS. Shop Team Contest Series. There are 5 stops in the tour, 3 of them built by California Skateparks; LES Skate Park in New York, Kennesaw Skate Park in Georgia and the infamous Berrics in Los Angeles.
A shop team can be made of four skaters, one of which can be a pro from the shop roster. An additional fifth team member can be added to the team if a shop member/owner wants to take part (the member/owner must be over 30 years old).
Each of the five qualifying tour stops will be based on a jam format where the top three skater’s scores of each team will be counted.
At the end of each contest, a cash prize of $500 for the Best Trick is up for grabs for anyone at the event who wants to partake, contestants and spectators alike.
The winning Shop Team from each of the five regional qualifiers will be flown to LA for the final on the 11th of July at The Berrics.
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Posted on April 17th, 2014
Our skatepark designer Jaxon Statzell sat down with a group of BMX and skateboard riders, along with several parents and local officials to begin the work of designing the new Kelseyville skate and BMX park. More than 20 people – including a fairly even split of boarders and bikers – took part in the meeting, held at Guido’s Pizzeria in Kelseyville and hosted by Jeff Rein, deputy director of Lake County Public Services, the county department which will oversee the park. The county has dedicated $300,000 to creating the park, which will be located next to the spot currently being used as a temporary BMX riding area at the three-acre Kelseyville County Park at 5270 State St., Rein said.
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Posted on April 15th, 2014
California Skateparks is happy to bring the Lummi Nation Tribe a new skate park to help promote a healthy active lifestyle for the Lummi Youth. The new skate park is having their grand opening this Saturday, April 19th, 2014. The skate park features two stair sets with rails and hubba ledges, along with a custom floating bank with the Lummi Nation Logo on it. The new Lummi Nation skate park is located behind the Lummi Youth Wellness Center located in the state of Washington. The skate park will be open to youth from dusk ‘till dawn.
Posted on April 9th, 2014
Today the country of Panama gets to enjoy their first, state-of-the-art skate park; the first of its kind in Central America. This means hundreds of kids will be attending the Grand Opening – including the President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli. The all–concrete skate park features a street plaza complete with an array of stair sets with handrails and hubbas, a-frame rails and ledges, and a variety of other obstacles that surround an amazing flow bowl; all painted red and blue to pay tribute to the country’s flag. The skate park is an estimated 20,000 square feet and is located at Cinta Costera Park, which is right on the water in Panama City, making for an even more picturesque setting. California Skateparks is happy to have had the opportunity to design and oversee construction of this amazing project.
Posted on April 2nd, 2014
Our construction crew sent over these photos of all their hard work at North Eastern Regional Skatepark in El Paso, Texas. This skate park promises as much variety per square foot as any skate park out there, and at nearly 25,000 square feet there enough room for some of every type of terrain. The park features a full fledged street plaza with all the rails, ledges, stairs, bank and hips you could ask for, in addition to having a separate snake run, a massive flow bowl that includes a custom cradle, and last but not least is a competition level in-ground vert bowl complete with custom pool coping and tile.
Posted on April 1st, 2014
Over the weekend we visited the Tinnell Memorial Sports Park in beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the First Annual CA PRO/AM Contest. Back when we designed this skate park, the city requested a park that would not only give the community an amazing and safe place to skate, but also bring tourism and help boost the local economy through events just like this.
This contest was put together by CA Productions, an event company under the CA family umbrella headed up by Jeff Jewett, which included an array of different events all wrapped up into one Spring Break Weekend. The event included Amateur Unsponsored and Sponsored contests with over 120 participants, a very properly named “Riot Race” around the flow-course section, and a “Bounty in the Bowl” contest that included a handful of very notable Amateur and Professional Skateboarders. In addition to the long list of athletes; contests sponsors, vendors, and spectators came to show their support for the event and the City of Lake Havasu throughout the weekend, making for a fun-filled and exciting time.
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Posted on March 22nd, 2014
We are happy to say the new Vans “Off The Wall” skatepark is finally open!
“Working with the Vans organization and Steve Van Doren has been an experience I’ll never forget. Vans is a staple in skateboarding and we knew we’d have to live up to their reputation. I know what we’re capable of, and I think the Vans “Off The Wall” Skatepark is a testament to the standards California Skateparks holds itself to. With the amount of quality, creativity, and passion contributed by both parties, this park is absolutely going to be one of the best parks in Southern California.”
CEO of California Skateparks