Arthur Johnson Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in Gardena, California, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. The street-plaza-style park includes a range of street features including banks, stairs, rails, and more.
|Location||Gardena, Los Angeles County, California|
|Address||1200 W 170th Street|
Gardena, CA 90247
|Size||7,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, scooters, skates|
|Hours||Dawn to Dusk|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Arthur Johnson Skatepark Overview
Arthur Johnson Skatepark is one of two skateparks in Gardena, along with Rowley Park Skatepark. Designed by Spohn Ranch Skateparks, the 7,000-square-foot park opened in 2012.
The skatepark is within Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park and is located next to two basketball courts. The skatepark is essentially a large rectangle with two tiers, the taller one wrapping around the lower center level.
The skatepark’s notable features include a curved China bank, a Euro gap up to a manual pad/ledge, and stairs with a handrail and hubbas.
One cool design touch is that triangles are a repetitive theme, and the black stain in the concrete helps break up the features visually.
Several skateboard companies are headquartered nearby, so it’s not uncommon to see some high-level skate talent at Arthur Johnson Skatepark.
This video from RedBull gives a nice overview of the park: