With skateboarding gaining in popularity, great skate parks can be found all around San Diego, and with really good talent to boot. Whether you're ready to ride, or just like to watch, take a visit to the parks below where pros and bros can be found on virtually any day of the year. There are excellent municipal parks in Coronado, Ocean Beach, Oceanside and elsewhere throughout the county. Most San Diego skate parks are concrete, outdoor, open-air affairs. In addition to bowls, most have some kind of interesting transitions, walls and rail slide features. There are some indoor half-pipes and wood ramps around town, however most are private and you have to know the right people to access them.
Here is a list of several skate parks in San Diego County. Note that it is required that skaters wear helmets as well as knee and elbow pads. Call for hours, fees, directions and skating session information.
- Krause Family Skate & Bike Park
3401 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
- Washington Street Skate Park
HWY 5 and West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92101
- Robb Field Skate Park
2525 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Daily Open Session Hours: 10:00 AM to Dusk
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.
- Kroc Center Skate Park
6845 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
The Kroc Center indoor Skate Park contains elements that challenge both the beginning and advanced boarder. For maximum safety, kneepads, elbow pads, and a helmet are required for all skaters 17 years old and under. Helmets are required for skaters 18 years old and over; elbow pads and kneepads are recommended. A waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian is required prior to admission to the facility for participants under the age of 18.
North County Coastal
- Carlsbad Skate Park
2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010
A fun, safe area for skate enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to practice their skills located next to the Safety Center. Safety equipment is required at all times. Featuring 10,500 sq. ft. lighted facility, curved and flat ramps, two pyramids, two stairways, kidney + spine bowls, pipe grinding ledges, beginner's area, picnic tables, and restrooms nearby.
- Magdalena Ecke Familiy YMCA Skate Park
200 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024
The street course has been updated to include interchangeable features with concrete ramps and plaza elements. Mini Land has also been expanded! It is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to increase their ability and learn new tricks. Also, the kidney pool, sponsored by SPY, has new and improved coping for a smoother grind.
- Encinitas Community Park Skate Park
425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Daily Open Session Hours: 8:00 AM to Sunset
North County Inland
- Escondido Sports Center Skate Park
3315 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
Originally 20,000 square feet, the new park layout now exceeds 22,000 square feet and has been expanded in size to incorporate a unique design, featuring hips, ledges, boxes, handrails, stairs, step-ups, spines, roll-ins, fly box, fun box, and much more.