Alga Norte Skatepark

Alga Norte Community Skatepark

Alga Norte Community Skatepark is a 24,000 square-foot concert skatepark located in Carlsbad, Calfornia, that features a large street plaza and two bowls with vert sections.

Details

LocationCarlsbad, California
Address6565 Alicante Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Coordinates33.118107,-117.263063
FeaturesStreat plaza, ledges, pump bumps, manual pad, funbox, steps, rail slide, hubba, combi bowl, backyard bowl.
Riding AllowedSkateboards, roller skates, inline skates.
ConstructionConcrete
Hours10 am to 10 pm
FeeNo
Phone
(760) 268-4777

Alga Norte Skatepark Overview

Like many San Diego Parks, this is a world-class facility frequented by pro-skaters and locals alike. Alga Norte Skatepark was built in 2014 by the park design and construction company, Stantec.

The park is located in Carlsbad’s Alga Norte Community Park, about 3.4 miles from the coast as the crow flies, in an upscale area of Carlsbad.

Alga Norte Skatepark overview
Aerial view of the park.

The skatepark is located at the edge of an open space area next to a small canyon. Its overall shape is roughly that of a boomerang.

At the end closest to the road are two large bowls, one a combi bowl with three round lobes and a square bowl.

Further from the road is a street plaza with features for skaters of all skill levels. There are some distinctive elements here including a quarter pipe with a multi-tier lip shaped to evoke the area’s Spanish-mission heritage.

The big quarter pipe serves as a barrier between the bowls and the street section, possibly intended to prevent any unsuspecting kiddies from wandering into the bowls.

Moving farther away from the bowls, there is a pump bump and a transitioned hip that are fun to mess around with in combination with the big quarter pipe. There is also an elongated fun box with various ledge and a series of wavey pump bumps next to it.

This section serves as a connector with the portion of the park farthest from the bowls, where the skatepark widens to include a higher tier with steps, hubbas, handrails, and banks.

In this video, Alga Norte is the second park I visit and give a tour of:

Once you’ve had your fill of this park-if that’s even possible-check out Encinitas Skatepark just a short drive away down the I-5.

FAQs

What time does Alga Norte Skatepark open?

Alga Norte Skatepark opens at 10 am and closes at 10 pm.

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