Thursday, March 31, 2011


Grand Opening of Lincoln Park Skate Spot

East Los Angeles - They had been waiting for weeks. Watching and anticipating what the new Lincoln Park Skate Spot would look like, feel like and flow like. And then the day finally came when the skate spot was complete and a new vert and street mecca was born. Hundreds of local skateboarders flocked to Lincoln Park Skate Spot for the grand opening to test out the new spot made just for them!

The Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, NIKE Skateboarding, the Paul Rodriguez Skateboarding Foundation and Councilmember Ed P. Reyes proudly dedicated the redesigned Lincoln Park Skate Spot on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

Lincoln Park Skate Spot blends vert and street skating and features hubba ledges, rails, a mini double-set, flat bar and Euro gap. A snake run at the top of the skate spot completes the unique design. The new skate spot also has a section where fans can watch skaters grind and ollie. The park was designed and built by California Skateparks with help from key employee and legendary professional skateboarder Lance Mountain.

After the official ceremony and a quick Q & A session with professional skateboarder Paul "P-Rod" Rodriguez, Nike SB team riders Omar Salazar, Theotis Beasley, Rodrigo Peterson, Danny Supa, Daniel Lebron, Shane O'Neill and Lance Mountain, joined P-Rod and tested out the new spot and then signed autographs for fans.

The new Skate Spot is the Department's 15th skateboarding facility. Lincoln Park is located at 3501 Valley Blvd in East Los Angeles 90031. For more information on this location or other skate parks run by the City of Los Angeles visit our facebook page "SKATE IN LA".

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