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This skate park is amazing if your visiting from out of town, the park itself has it's ups and downs but the atmosphere can really make it great.
This skate park is accompanied by it's old skate park right beside it. The old Venice beach skate park which used to be ok before the bikers and boarders destroyed the ledges and chunked them so much that locking on to a soul grind was just not possible. The small park is sort of cool, they have this little foot high quarter pipe you can get creative on and a little rail with a few other obstacles around. Now if you look about 50 feet towards the ocean you will see the new Venice Beach skate park which is all the way out on the sand and is the closest thing to the ocean besides the life guard towers. The skate park does have some cool obstacles to skate. There are a number of good ledges to hit as well as a sick snake run with some nice launches and hips and a full bowl with pool coping that slides and is not chunked. There is also a mini bowl which is a lot of fun too. There are other lines to be hit outside of the bowl on the street course but the flow is not that great. The street section of the park is basically a square with no ramps on the any of the sides that you would mosy likely need to have a ramp on in order to keep your momentum. Another negative is how crowded this place gets and it does get crowded. If you come out early in the morning, most likely the place will be empty and if it is a week day morning then your going to be safe, but if you are there mid day on a weekend be prepared to do some weaving. Something that is both positive and negative about this park is it attracts tons of spectators. There is almost always a minimum of a 100 people watching the skate park and this can be viewed as something good or something bad. On one hand it's cool because you get to expose people to our sport and it's nice to represent our sport to the mainstream public and show them how sick and fun it is. On the other hand you may be asked to do a back flip or two and a lot of the people just want to see somebody fall or run into each other. Also their not biased to either sport, any fall or collision will suffice. But for the most part I think they just want to see something cool. I see the spectators as a good thing because you don't have much of choice to have them there or not unless you are rolling to the park at 9am in the morning on a week day. So best to look at it in a positive light. If your gonna wax stuff at this place which is more then necessary, it is better to be in a big group so you don't get hassled. But the staff there which are basically just beach bums or homeless dudes that needed a job are pretty cool. Regardless of what sport you do they will ban anyone who gets into a fight. There are also ausually a few bladers there no matter what day you go but not always. Overall, skate park is worth going to especially if you are going to be checking out the crazy Venice Beach scene anyway. Nothing like a sunny day of skating at the park and then jumping in the ocean right afterwards. On the right day, theres no better atmosphere if your from out of town. Check it out and decide for yourself.
Wax is needed
awesome atmosphere but locals are a little hostal about the wax sometimes
no helmet or pads needed
no payment restrictions
parking is bad there. You have to park on the streets and then skate to the park. The closest lot will cost you up to 25 bucks depending on the day you go. Not worth parking in the lots just find parking and skate it.
Check out an edit of the park here: http://vimeo.com/21105043