Elk Grove Skatepark (aka Derr-Okamoto Skatepark)
The Elk Grove Skatepark sometimes referred to as the Derr-Okamoto Skatepark, is a 13,300-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Elk Grove, California. The park was designed by SITE Design Group and constructed by California Skateparks in 2012.
The Derr-Okamoto Skatepark was built in Elk Grove, California, a mid-sized Sacramento suburb, to serve the skateboarding communities of Elk Grove, Laguna, Sheldon, and Franklin.
|Location||Elk Grove, California|
|Address||Derr-Okamoto Park9550 Mainline DriveElk Grove, California 95624|
|Features||Bowl, open bowl, spine, manual pads, volcano, quarter pipes, handrails, flat rails, hubbas, stairs, ledges, banks, and curbs.|
|Size||13,300 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to sunset|
|Design/Build||SITE Design Group, Inc.|
Derr-Okamoto Skatepark Overview
The Derr-Okamoto Skatepark is a moderately sized skatepark with plenty of transition and street-style skate elements. One of the main highlights of the park is its extra-large irregular-shaped open bowl.
The bowl contains five different hips and pockets of various shapes and a unique spine transfer that transitions into an open section. In the open section, there is another spine-like structure that is made of numerous banks and mounds compiled together. To enter the large open bowl, you can drop in from almost any side or simply cruise in through the small opening that leads you down deep into the belly of the bowl.
Aside from the large and unique open bowl section and the open area with plenty of space for freestyle skaters and the unique mound-bank spine structure, there is a decent street plaza with a number of different obstacles.
At the far end of the street plaza, there is a beautifully rounded quarterpipe that encloses the plaza area and gives skaters a place to turn around. Close to the quarterpipe, there is a tilted volcano that makes a special feature that you will not see very often if you skate multiple locations.
Another feature of the street plaza that many skaters appreciate is the three-piece ledge/manual pad combo. Skaters can either grind the ledges or pop up onto the manual pad to reach the upper level of the structure The upper level can be used again as another manual pad or as a ledge to grind.
Also in the street plaza, there is a skateable planter section with grindable concrete ledges and a palm tree in the center. There is also a small two-stair, a four-stair, and a number of flat rails and handrails to slide and grind. The four-stair has a perfectly placed hubba on one side and a handrail on the other.
The Derr-Okamoto Skatepark located just outside Sacramento, California in Elk Grove is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from sunrise to sunset. The park is open to skaters of all ages and skill levels looking to hone their skills and have some fun.