The 10 best skateparks in Los Angeles

You want to find the 10 best skateparks in L.A. (and also enjoy sun) ? It’s easy. Explore this article and discover the best spots to practice your skateboard, blading, scooter, and BMX skills.

Why Los Angeles is a great place for skating ?

Los Angeles has played an important role in the evolution of skateboard culture. As street skateboarding began to grow in popularity in the early nineties, Los Angeles planted the seed for a lot of innovations that pushed this action sport to new heights. So, it’s not a surprise if L.A. is a skateboarder’s paradise and is leading the charge with the best skate plaza’s on offer for skaters in California. Why Skate plaza’s are so poular today ? Because they have become a staple style skatepark over the years with the success of Street League Skateboarding and street skating

 “los angeles HAS AN AVERAGE OF 284 SUnny days a year which means you can skate almost everyday

Where i can find best skateparks in L.A. ?

If you want to see all located spots in California on the map, you can click here. This article will focus on the 10 skateparks below in Los Angeles. For more skateparks in Los Angeles, San Diego, and other Southern California areas, you can also check out Joey Brezinski’s skatepark review series on the Redbull website 

10. Pedlow skatepark, Los Angeles, California

Pedlow Skate Park was the first public skatepark in Los Angeles. It opened on February 17, 2001, and was later reopened in 2006 after an extensive upgrade. Pedlow skatepark is a concrete skatepark with over 20,000 square feet. It features a half-pipe, funbox, a snake Run, a crazy 8,500 square foot bowl with steps, rails, walls, pyramid.
 
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9. Charmette Bonpua Skate Plaza, Los Angeles

Charmette Bonpua Skatepark is a plaza style park created by California Skateparks. It features stairs, banks, ledges, rails, a hip, a hubba curb, and ledge. It’s worth checking out if you are nearby. Indeed, it’s small but effective street setup for learning and plenty of room to improve upon your skating abilities. FYI: the closest Skate Shop is Neighbors Skate Shop. 
 

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8. Westchester Skatepark, Los Angeles

Westchester Skate Plaza is 13,000 square feet (open 5am-10:30pm everyday). This concrete spot features banks, kickers, stair sets, rails, ledges, hubbas and manual pads
 
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7. Jackie Tatum skatepark, Los Angeles

Jackie Tatum Skate Plaza is also known as Harvard Skate Plaza. It was built by California Skateparks back in 2011 and is located in Harvard Park. It is 10,000 square feet and features street elements such as manual pads, hubba, ledges, banks, gaps, rails and a lot of flat ground.

 

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6. Diamond Skatepark, Los Angeles, California

Diamond Skate Plaza (Hazard Skate Plaza) is a 10,000 square foot skate. It was built in 2014. It’s a popular spot and can get pretty crowded. Diamond Skate Plaza features banks, rails, and a seven stair. As you can see, diamonds, symbol of the brand, have been used on several occasions. It looks like the Volcom module on the Place de la République skatepark (France) if you know this spot.
 
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5. La Fayette Skate Plaza, Los Angeles, California

La Fayette Skate Plaza is 10,000 square feet. It was built by California Skateparks in 2008. It features a lot of great and unique street obstacles such as ledges, rails, manual pads and hubba. To find it go to the Lafayette Recreational Center.
 
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4. Huntington Beach “Off the wall” skatepark Vans, Los Angeles, California

It is open Monday-Sunday from 9AM – 8PM. There are 2 main sections :

1. A 17,500 square-foot transition area with a crazy clover bowl and custom hybrid backyard bowl/flow combination. 
2. A huge 25,000 square-foot street area with many features (stairs, gaps, metal edges, a double-kinked handrail and also a volcano). 

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3. Stoner Skate Plaza, Los Angeles, California 

It is a 20,000 square-foot skate area with ledges, stairs, curbs, rails and euro gaps etc. The main inspiring feature in this Plaza is the letter S of Stoner. It is shown off by the red line that flows from one side of the Plaza to the other. For the little story, many of the street features in the Stoner Plaza are taken from previous spots which don’t exist anymore or are no longer accessible. That’s why, this park is very special to the local skaters. It’s most definitely worth visiting. 

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2. El Sereno skatepark, Los Angeles, California

It’s a 12,000 square foot skatepark designed by California Skateparks in 2019. The skatepark features a variety of hubbas, euro gap, stair sets, manual pads, rails, blocks and flat banks. It’s a great place to skate.
 
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1. Venice Beach Skatepark, California

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

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