- Posted September 3, 2013 by
Alex Road Skatepark opens to 300 skateboarders
Oceanside, CA - The long awaited Alex Road Skatepark opened to 300 skateboarders on August 30. After opening speeches and a ribbon cutting, kids of all ages strapped on their helmets, got on their skateboards and tried out the facility.
Alex Road Skatepark is the fifth and largest skate park the city has constructed. At 22,000 square feet, it is twice the size of other city skate parks. The all cement skate park features two deep bowls, a snakerun and a street skate area. Between its features are transition areas that allow skakeboarders to skate continuously through the park.
“There are two good size bowls that range from 4 feet to 12 feet,” Nathan Mertz, parks development manager, said. “The street section features street features like banks, ledges and handrails.”
Alex Road Skatepark is the third cement skate park the city constructed since it designed a citywide skate park system plan in 2006.
Each cement skate park has unique features, which gives skateboarders the opportunity to skate at their neighborhood park, and travel across the city to experience a different park.
“Rather than make all of them cater to everybody the city realized specializing those parks a little bit would give each park a unique appeal,” Miki Vuckovich, Tony Hawk Foundation executive director, said.
“They literally brought in the best designers, the best builder and tapped into the local skate community to find out what do the skaters here really want.”