Thursday, April 9, 2015

Top 50 Skate Parks in Los Angeles County, Perfect for Building Confidence in Kids

With Spring here, we have been re-discovering our outdoor activities and trying new things. My son for years has watched the older kids at the El Dorado Skate park perform tricks and skills. This last month, he decided to give it a try on his scooter.

First things first, SAFETY!

Before I allowed him on the ramps, I made sure to check off the following list.
  • Knee pads and elbow pads(we used hockey pads)
  • Well fitting helmet
  • A scooter or skateboard
    • check to make sure the wheels run smooth and straight
  • Well lit not overly crowded area with adult supervision
I saw my son go through different stages in the hour he was at the park. From unsure and curious to confidence and building skills. I even saw some of the older kids cheering him on which made him smile and try harder.

My daughter didn't care to go onto the ramps but found fun riding her scooter on the flat paths outside the park. Maybe in a couple years she will give it a try.

I always thought that kids skateboarding/scootering was a great confidence building fun activity. Now that I see my almost 8 year old son having so much fun, I would like to recommend it to other kids and parents.

Looking for a skate park near you in Los Angeles County?

Here is a list of local parks:

Alondra Park Skatepark3353 Redondo Beach Blvd.
Lawndale, California, 90249
Arcadia Skatepark
207 Bonita St.
Arcadia, California, 91006

Avalon Skatepark 
Catalina Island, California, 90704

Avocado Heights Skatepark553 S. 4th Ave.
Avocado Heights, California, 91746

Azusa Skatepark320 N. Orange Avenue
Azusa, California, United States, 91702

Baldwin Park Skatepark15010 Badillo St
Baldwin Park, California, 91706

Bassett Park Skatepark510 Vineland Avenue
La Puente, California,91746

Bell Gardens Skatepark6635 Florence Place
Bell Gardens, California, 90201

Bellflower Caruthers Skatepark10500 Flora Vista St.
Bellflower, California,  90706

Belvedere SkateparkBelvedere Skate Park
214 N Mednik Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90022

Boyle Heights Hollenbeck Skate PlazaSouth Saint Louis St.
Los Angeles, California, 90033

Burbank Skatepark
1625 N Valley Street
Burbank, California, 91601

Burbank Skatepark22400 Moneta Ave.
Carson, California, 90745

Cerritos Skatepark19900 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, California, 90703

Channel St. Skatepark San Pedro610 West Channel Street
San Pedro, California, 90731

Claremont Skatepark1717 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, California, 91711

Compton Skatepark123 N. Rose Ave.
Compton, California, 90221

Culver City Skatepark9678-9766 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City, California, 90232

Downey Skatepark12334 Bellflower Blvd.Downey, California,  90242

Duarte Skatepark1401 Central Ave.
Duarte, California, 91010

El Segundo Skatepark325 East Grand Avenue
El Segundo, California, 90245

Encino Pedlow Skatepark
17334 Victory Boulevard
Encino, California, 91406

Gardena Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park Street Plaza
Johnson Park Skate Plaza
Gardena, California, 90247

Glendale Skatepark1621 Canada Blvd
Glendale, California, 91208

Glendora Skatepark160 N. Wabash Ave.
Glendora, California, 91741

Hawthorne SkateparkLarry Guidi Skate ParkHawthorne, California, United States, 90250

Hermosa Beach Skatepark710 Pier AvenueHermosa Beach, California, United States, 90254

Huntington Park SkateparkSalt Lake ParkHuntington Park, California, United States, 90255

Irwindale Skatepark
Salt Lake Park
Huntington Park, California, United States, 90255

Long Beach El Dorado Skatepark2760 North Studebaker Road
Long Beach, California, United States, 90815

Long Beach Houghton SkateparkHoughton Skate Park
Long Beach, California, United States, 90805

Long Beach McBride Skate Plaza1550 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue
Long Beach, California, United States, 90813

Long Beach Orizaba Skate Spot1435 Orizaba Ave.
Long Beach, California, United States, 90804

Long Beach Silverado Skatepark1545 W 31st St
Long Beach, California, United States, 90810

Los Angeles Garvanza Skatepark6240 Meridian Street
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90042

Los Angeles Lincoln Park Skate plazaLincoln Park Skatepark
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90031

Lynwood Skatepark11330 Bullis Road
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90262

Monrovia Skatepark843 East Olive Avenue
Monrovia, California, United States, 91016

Montebello SkateparkMontebello City Park
1300 W. Whittier Blvd
Montebello, California, United States, 90640

Norwalk SkateparkNorwalk Park
California, United States, 90650

Palmdale Skatepark Chris O'Leary ParkDomenic Massari Park
37716 55th Street
Palmdale, California, United States, 93552

Palmdale Skatepark WestMarie Kerr Park
Palmdale, California, United States, 93551

Paramount SkateparkVillage Skatepark
7718 Somerset BoulevardParamount, California, United States, 90723

Pomona SkateparkPalomares Park
499 Arrow Hwy
Pomona, California, United States, 91767

Rowley Park Street Plaza GardenaRowley Park Skate Plaza
13220 South Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, California, United States, 90249

San Dimas SkateparkPioneer Park
225 South Cataract Avenue
San Dimas, California, United States, 91773

Santa Clarita SkateparkCity of Santa Clarita Skatepark
Santa Clarita, California, United States, 91350

Santa Monica Skatepark The CoveThe Cove Skatepark
Santa Monica, California, United States, 90404

South Gate Skatepark9520 Hildreth Avenue
South Gate, California, United States, 90280

Venice Beach Skatepark123 Venice Beach
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90291

West Covina Skatepark
1615 West Merced Avenue
West Covina, California, United States, 91790

Whittier Skatepark7630 Washington Ave
Whittier, California, United States, 90602

DISCLAIMER:  Skate parks can be dangerous and even with complete protection, accidents can occur.  Always wear protective gear and be aware of your surroundings at parks.

1 comment:

  1. Great list of skate parks, my son would have a blast at any one of these.