As of 2019, the City of San Diego has
400+ community parks
57 Recreation Centers
7 Skate Parks
and many other recreational facilities that serve both residents and visitors of all ages, abilities and income levels.
702 South 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92113
Open 10 a.m. to dusk every day of the year, including Holidays
Features of the Skate ParkThe park features 22,000 square feet of skate-able surface, including elements such as railings, stairs, a 10-foot "key hole" and a 90-foot long "snake run." There is also a beginner's bowl for young skaters to develop their skills.History of the CenterThis skate park, located on 30th Street, near the Memorial Recreation Center and next to Memorial Community Park, opened in 2004 and serves the communities of Memorial, Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, Stockton, Southcrest, Mount Hope, Mountain View and Shelltown. The project took two years to complete from the plannning stages to final construction. Funds for the approximately $1.4 million skate park came from the City, matching grant funds and private industry.Directions and Bus Route
This skate park, located on 30th Street, near the Memorial Recreation Center and next to Memorial Community Park, opened in 2004 and serves the communities of Memorial, Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, Stockton, Southcrest, Mount Hope, Mountain View and Shelltown. The project took two years to complete from the plannning stages to final construction. Funds for the approximately $1.4 million skate park came from the City, matching grant funds and private industry.
Interstate 5 south, exit 28th Street/National Avenue. Turn right on National Avenue, left on 29th Street, then right on Marcy Avenue. Parking is available on Marcy Avenue or 30th Street.The skate park is accessible by bus via San Diego Metropolitan Transit System - Routes 3 and 11.
12600 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
The Carmel Valley Skate Park opened 2008. The park is a 13,500-square-foot facility with a challenge course and cast in place concrete bowl. It also includes urban elements such as railings, stairs, banks and ledges. The park is equipped with night lighting allowing for it to stay open after the sun goes down. There are restrooms, a shade structure and sitting/observation areas as well.
The project design started in January 2007 with input from the Carmel Valley community members, including several skate board professionals. Construction started in March 2008 with the grand opening on Nov. 22, 2008. It was funded via the Carmel Valley Facilities Benefit Assessment.
From Interstate 5 south exit on Del Mar Heights Road. Turn left and travel east to El Camino Real where there is a traffic light. Turn right on El Camino Real. At the intersection of Elija Court, turn right into the parking lot.
From Interstate 5 north take the Carmel Valley Road exit. Turn right at the end of the exit and travel to El Camino Real. Turn left on El Camino Real. At the intersection with Elija Court, turn left into the parking lot.
The skate park is accessible by bus via Route 89 (weekdays only).
6610 Potomac St.
San Diego, CA 92139
Open 10 a.m. to dusk every day of the year, including holidays
Approximately 7,000 square feet with above ground ramps and rails. Bleachers for parents to sit and watch their children skate and a small picnic area. Also, a walk course around the park. Limited rental equipment on hand for public check-out with appropriate ID. Equipment includes, helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and skateboards.
It is named for the former Distict 4 Councilmember who was instrumental in getting this skate park built. The park opened in June 2005.
From Interstate 805, take the Plaza Boulevard exit, go east for approximately 1 mile. The skate park is located on the corner of Paradise Valley Road and Potomac Street, and the parking lot is accessible off Potomac Street.
The skate park is accessible by bus via SDMTS Route 962 (weekdays only)
7064 Levant Street
San Diego, CA 92111
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Monday through Sunday
The Linda Vista Skateboard Park open January 2018 and is part of the Linda Vista Community Park. The park is currently the largest skate park in the San Diego Parks and Recreation system. There are elements from rails, stairs, ramps, banks, ledges, jumps, and bench-like features to satisfy all skill levels. Besides the elements, there are several bowls, a full pipe, a street course, lights and a bridge. The bridge is not only a focal point of the park, it also serves as a view point to watch the skaters. Other non-skating features include shade structures and sitting/observation areas.
In 2013, a group of concerned citizens began a signature campaign to build a skateboard park in the community and this marked the beginning of the Friends of the Linda Vista Skateboard Park. With the help of skaters, skateboard professionals, and the community the design of the park was approved. The construction began August 2016 with the grand opening on January 16, 2018.
3901 Landis Street
San Diego, CA 92105
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year (exception of rainy days), including holidays.
The Park de la Cruz Skate Park opened in 2018. The park is a 19,300-square-foot facility. It features a flow bowl with spine ramp, street plaza with flow features, banks and transition ramps, street plaza a-frame with gap and rail features, signature mid-city ramp feature, beginner gap, rail, stair and ledge features backyard style pool it also includes urban elements such as railings, stairs, banks and ledges. The park is equipped with existing sports lighting with additional skate park lighting with ADA companion bench seating/observation areas as well.
The project design started in January 2007 with input from the City Heights-Mid City community members, including several skate board professionals. Construction started in summer 2016 with the grand opening on January 17, 2018.
From Interstate 15 south Take exit 5A for University Ave. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for University Ave W. Continue on 40th St to your destination. Destination will be on the left.
From Interstate 5 north Take exit 5A for University Ave toward City Heights Transit Plaza Keep left at the fork, follow signs for University Ave W Continue on 40th St to your destination. Destination will be on the left.
The skate park is accessible by bus via SDMTS
10111 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129
Open 10 a.m to dusk every day of the year, including holidays.
With renovations completed in July 2014, Rancho Peñasquitos Skate Park now offers a 22,000-square-foot concrete skateboarding facility housing an impressive array of street and ramp styled features. Features added in the renovation include a multi-level skate plaza located in the southwest corner of the park with four stair handrail, bank ramps and grind box, double sided hubba grind ledge, high to low banked hip, banked hip with gap, angled manual pad, San Francisco styled Pier 7 manual pad and a generous staging area with seating. In the center of the park lives a new street style stage feature with loading dock element, multi-height grind ledges, grind rail with small euro gap, gap to hubba grind ledge with two small kicker ramps at different distances and a new twelve foot long grind rail. Along the southeast corner of the park is a new addition to the family of medium sized transition ramps at the park including both inside and outside radius corners with metal coping, a 3 to 4.5 foot ramp extension with grind ledge and large hipped bank ramp. The existing picnic table feature was renovated and set into a new medium sized bank ramp with euro gap. The western edge of the park now includes a wide quarter pipe with integrated grind ledge. Two of the parks grind rails have been upgraded and a new metal pole jam feature has been installed. Four new shade structures have been added to the park for relief from those hot summer days including three square cantilever sails and one large triangular shade structure over the skateplaza. Other original features of the skatepark include a three flat three double stair set with kinked handrail, a replica of the San Dieguito 10 stair rail with matching grind ledges, flat ledge and elevated pad, angled grind ledge, a spine ramp with transition hip, multi-height quarter pipe ramps with bowl corner, multi-height pyramid with ledges and rails, straight and curved bench style ledges and large bank ramp with launch ramp.
The third City skate park, Rancho Peñasquitos Skate Park was built with funding from Facility Benefits Assessment fees, grants and the special needs fund.
From Interstate 15 north take state Route 56 west and then the Carmel Mountian Road exit, and head east. The skate park is on the right, just past the shopping center.
From Interstate 15 south take the Carmel Mountain Road exit and head west. The skate park is on the left.
The skate park is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 20, 844 and 850.
2525 Bacon St.
San Diego, CA 92107
Open 10 a.m. to dusk every day of the year, including holidays.
With 40,000 square feet of concrete, this skate park has something for everyone, regardless of age or skill level, including a "street course" design which features a combination bowl, along with numerous handrails, ledges, blocks, a pump bump and an octagon volcano.
One of the most awesome skateboard parks in Southern California, Robb Field is the first skateboard park constructed and operated by the City of San Diego, designed with input from top local skateboarders. The Robb Field Skate Park opened in February 2000.
Interstate 8 West to the Sunset Cliffs Boulevard exit (the end of the freeway), left on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Turn right on West Point Loma Boulevard. Turn right on Bacon Street. The park is at the end of the street.
Located at the entrance to Ocean Beach, the skate park is accessible by bus via SDMTS Routes 35 and 923.
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