Central Avenue Mini Park is a 6,300 square-foot skatepark in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood that includes a street plaza with a few transitioned elements.
This was the first skatepark in City Heights and is located just across Interstate 15 from the neighborhood’s larger and newer Park de la Cruz skatepark.
|Location||City Heights, San Diego, California|
|Address||3642-3680 Central Ave|
San Diego, CA 92105
|Features||Street plaza, fun box, flat rail, curved quarterpipes, A-frame, ledges|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, roller-skates, roller-blades, in-line skates|
|Hours||10 am to 8 pm|
Central Avenue Mini Park Overview
The Central Avenue Mini Park opened in 2016 (after a series of setbacks) as the first skatepark in city heights.
The 6,300 square foot facility is one of the smallest San Diego skateparks. It is arranged on a triangle of land next to Interstate 15, near a pedestrian bridge that connects it to Park de La Cruz, a much larger skatepark.
It’s rare to have two separate skateparks so close to one another, but the Central Avenue skatepark offers a mellow set of features and is popular among kids who live in the local neighborhood — and you won’t catch us complaining about an excess of skateparks.
Overall, Central Avenue Mini Park is a fun little skatepark that has some nice possibilities for lines. The park has some creative features, including a wavey pump bump with a ramp on one side and a volcano with a spine extending from one side.
One side of the park is elevated, with a bank (complete with Euro gap, and handrail) for getting up and down. This side also has a collection of ledges and steps, as well as a bowl-like quarterpipe with pool coping.
One fun line is to cruise down the bank from the elevated side, hit the A-frame in the middle, then carve the far corner, which features a bowled quarterpipe.
If you happen to be in the area, Central Avenue Mini Park is a neat little pocket park to check out. That said, Park de la Cruz is just a few hundred yards away and is pretty epic.