We Were invited To Skate The New Lake Street Skatepark & It Was...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Dalia Lundquist

Elaine Rose
Arianna Carmona
Julie Goforth
Kimi Kallman
Kala Fernandez
Julie Daniels
Lonny Hiramoto
Amy Bradshaw

We were stoked to be invited by Councilmember, Mitch O'Farrell and his team to come out and skate at the grand re-opening of Lake Street Skatepark in Los Angeles. Our female skaters and 70's pro skater, Lonny Hiramoto, got a bit of a private session early in the morning before the grand opening and tried out all the features the new park had to offer. Eleven-year-old Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word team rider, Quinne Daniels deemed the park "epic!"

Super fun place to skate - put it on your list of LA skate spots to check out this summer!

Photos Ian Logan


Quinne Daniels

COUNCILMEMBER O'FARRELL, RECREATION AND PARKS, LOCAL RESIDENTS CELEBRATE GRAND RE-OPENING OF IMPROVED SKATE PARK IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

Vert World Championship Silver Medalist, Arianna Carmona, was also on hand to try out the new neighborhood amenity featuring quarter pipes, rails, and ledges


Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell at the Grand Re-Opening of Lake Street Skatepark

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN -- Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks and local residents and skateboarders on Saturday morning celebrated the grand re-opening of the new skate park at Lake Street Community Center.

The improvements to the amenity, located at the Lake Street Community Center (227 N Lake Street), include poured-in place concrete features such as a stairset, ledges, quarter pipes, and rails. This is the second skate park addition or enhancement in the last month in the 13th Council District.

Charlotte Rose


“Skate parks provide a neighborhood space for a recognized sport that is growing in popularity,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “I want to thank the Department of Recreation and Parks for enhancing an older facility with a fresher look and challenging features. This newly-improved space is sure to be the pride and joy of Lake Street.”

The park also features a modified bowl on the west end that will be a main attraction for skaters.



“We are excited to be re-opening Lake Street Skate Park with enhancements that will greatly benefit the local skateboarding and BMX community --and encourage seasoned skaters to share tricks of the trade with those who are new to the sport-- in a safe environment,” said Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager, Mike Shull.

Councilmember O’Farrell was joined at the ribbon cutting Saturday by Vert World Championship Silver Medalist Arianna Carmona (Nanjing ‘17) and more than a dozen women and girls from the skateboarding group Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word.


Pro skateboarder and 2020 Olympic hopeful, Arianna Carmona with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell



“Skating is important for young girls because it gives them an opportunity to show boys that girls are just as good,” said Carmona who is aiming for the Olympics in 2020. “It’s good to see a lot of younger girls coming up and get opportunities that I never got as a kid.”


Amy Bradshaw, Julie Daniels, Aaron Spohn, Cindy Whitehead, Kimi Kallman, & Julie Goforth

The re-designed Lake Street Community Center Skatepark was built by the legendary team from Spohn Ranch - the same team that has designed & built  some of your favorite skateparks all over the USA.

 The park is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lake Street Community Center Skatepark
227 N. Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tips:

~ There are restrooms on property
~ Grassy areas and shady trees to sit and take a break if it's hot
~ Look for street parking as you drive in - street parking is tight & limited
~ Please note!!! Pads and helmets are required.

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