Gibson Mariposa Skatepark (aka El Monte Skatepark)

Gibson Mariposa Skatepark

Gibson Mariposa Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in the Los Angeles County town of El Monte, California. Also known as El Monte Skatepark, the park includes a butterfly-shaped bowl and a street plaza.


LocationEl Monte, California
Address4140 Gibson Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Coordinates34.081909, -118.048038
FeaturesBowl, street plaza
Size7,000 square feet
Riding AllowedSkateboards, scooters, skates
Phone(626) 579-2043
Design/BuildSpohn Ranch Skateparks

Gibson Mariposa Skatepark Overview

Gibson Mariposa Skatepark
Photos courtesy of Spohn Ranch Skateparks.

This El Monte skatepark is located less than a mile from the I-10 freeway in Mariposa Park, which translates to means “Butterfly Park” for those who don’t speak Spanish or haven’t seen Encanto.

The skatepark was designed by California-based Spohn Ranch Skateparks and opened in 2020. It is one of the more northern of LA skateparks.

The most distinct feature of the park is the central butterfly-shaped bowl, a reference to the “mariposa” in the park’s name. The bowl has four sections, two deep and two shallow, steel coping all the way around.

The street section is arranged in a large L shape and has a wide range of features. At the corner of the L is a large raised section that has banks and stairs with rails and hubbas down to the lower level.

Gibson Mariposa Skatepark
Gibson Mariposa Skatepark

There is an A-frame with a matching rail and hubba and a manual pad/rail combo. The ends of the street section are bookended with quarterpipes.

Here’s a walkthrough of the park by Maurio McCoy, who skates it like a chief:

For more info on nearby parks, check out our guide to Los Angeles skateparks.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *