With skateboarding gaining in popularity, great skateparks 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 skateparks 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 skateparks in San Diego. 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.
- Carlsbad Skate Park
2560 Orion Way (15,000 square feet)
760-434-2824 (park department)
This is a good beginner skatepark and also a good place for those looking to be low-key while skating. Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are required. Skateboards and Rollerblades only. No Bikes allowed.
Kit Carson Park (20,000 square feet)
760-839-5425 (skate center)
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.
- San Diego
Robb Field (20,000 square feet)
City of San Diego information: 619-236-5555
- Mission Valley
Family YMCA Krause Family Skate Park
3250 Camino Del Rio North (50,000 square feet)
hours /skate sessions and fees vary
- Mission Hills, Foot of Washington Street
(7,500 square feet)
Free of charge
(Hanger Eighteen, skate store 619-299-3392)
Civic Center Park
600 Eucalyptus Ave (9000 square feet)
760-726-1340 (Recreation Department)
Free of charge
Magdalena Ecke Familiy YMCA ,
Saxony Road just off Encinitas Blvd
(35,000 square feet)
760-942-9622 ext: 3