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.
|El Monte, California
|4140 Gibson Road
El Monte, CA 91731
|Bowl, street plaza
|7,000 square feet
|Skateboards, scooters, skates
|Spohn Ranch Skateparks
Gibson Mariposa Skatepark Overview
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.
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.