For a diehard skateboarder, there are few places better to live than Los Angeles. When you combine the sheer number of high-quality Los Angeles skateparks with the region’s dry, sunny climate, it’s a recipe for many days of terrific skating.
There are many, many skateparks in the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles county, so many in fact that we won’t get into detail on them all here.
Below is a list, in alphabetical order, that highlights some of the best parks and provides a bit of info about each. For more information on each park, click on the button to visit the full skatepark guide.
And if you are in LA, you might as well check out some of the many amazing skateparks in San Diego, just to the south.
Arthur Johnson Skatepark
Located on the south end of Gardena, an enclave in Los Angeles’ South Bay, Arthur Johnson Skatepark offers up 7,000-square-feet of street-style terrain. The skatepark has a couple of cool gaps and a curved China bank, among other features.
Castaic Skatepark is a street-plaza style skatepark in northern Los Angeles County, located just off Interstate 5 about 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. This is a great park to drop by when headed between LA and points north.
Chevy Chase Skatepark
Chevy Chase Skatepark is a 10,550 square-foot concrete skatepark in Los Angeles, California, featuring a street plaza and mini-ramp. The park is a fairly standard modern street plaza design, with a concrete mini ramp thrown in for kicks. You’ll see tons of Instagram posts of pros and locals ripping this park up.
Culver City Skatepark
Long an epicenter for movie making, Culver City has boomed in recent years as other industries have set up shop in this erstwhile industrial park of a town. Culver City Skatepark is a concrete skatepark located in Culver City Park, and includes a street plaza and a backyard pool-style bowl.
El Sereno Skatepark
El Sereno Skatepark is a 12,000 square-foot concrete street plaza-style park located in Los Angeles’ El Sereno neighborhood that’s popular among locals and pro skaters alike. The park is now one of LA’s best street parks – so much so that it’s not uncommon to see pros tearing it up. Note that it is a street-only park – no bowl.
Gardena Skatepark, also known as Rowley Park Skatepark, is a 7,500-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in the Los Angeles County city of Gardena. The park is a street-plaza-style skatepark with no bowl or vert features.
If you are looking for a hardcore skatepark near downtown Los Angeles, Garvanza Skatepark will deliver. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles the park features a renowned backyard pool-style bowl and a street plaza.
George Lane Skatepark
Opened in 2019, George Lane Skatepark was designed and built by California-based Spohn Ranch Skateparks in the northern Los Angeles County town of Quartz Hill, which is located just south of Lancaster. The 15,000-square-foot park includes a flow bowl, snake run, and street plaza.
Gibson Mariposa Skatepark
Located in El Monte, Gibson Mariposa Skatepark is a medium-sized concrete park that includes a street plaza and a unique butterfly-shaped bowl. The park was designed by Spohn Ranch Skateparks and opened in 2020.
Hansen Dam Skatepark
Hansen Dam Skatepark is located in northern Los Angeles, in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood. The park includes street plaza loop and a flow bowl with a capsule and mini-ramp bowl.
Harbor City Skatepark
Opened in 2019, Harbor City Skatepark is a terrific addition to the Los Angeles metro region’s skatepark lineup. Located in South Bay Los Angeles, the park includes a street plaza and bowl.
Lake Street Skatepark
Lake Street Skatepark is located next to the Lake Street Community Center, in Los Angeles’ historic Filipinotown District, just south of downtown. The 7000-square-foot park offers a mix of street and transition features.
La Pintoresca Skatepark
La Pintoresca Skatepark is situated next to a basketball court in Pintoresca Park in suburban Pasadena, California. The 6,000-square-foot skatepark is a fairly standard concrete street plaza-style skatepark with a long mini quarterpipe on one end. And you can ollie off a ramp over a big concrete ball!
Lincoln Park Skate Spot
Lincoln Park Skate Spot, located in downtown Long Beach, California, tucks a lot of street features into its 3,500 square feet. This LA County skatepark includes two small quarterpipes that bookend the plaza, ledges and manny pads and a couple of rails.
Manhattan Beach Skatepark
The Manhattan Beach Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Manhattan Beach, California that first opened in 2017. This Los Angeles skatepark has a unique curved triangular design that perfectly hugs the exterior of the centerfield fence of the Marine Park baseball field.
Officially named McBride Skate Plaza, this Los Angeles County skatepark is located north of Long Beach’s Cambodia Town. The 11,000-square-foot skatepark was built in 2012 and includes a large street skating plaza.
Finding yourself down in East LA? Maybe hit up Monitor Park Skatepark, a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in the Watts neighborhood of East Los Angeles. The skatepark is a street plaza-style park with banks, transitions, stairs, and other features.
Rosemead Skatepark is a 12,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in the Los Angeles County town of Rosemead, which is part of the larger Los Angeles metro area. The park mixes street plaza-style elements with a number of transition features, including large quarterpipes and a snake run.
Westlake Skatepark is located on the westernmost side of Los Angeles County. This 6,500-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark, just off Highway 101 near Thousand Oaks, includes a bowl and a street plaza. It’s worth a stop if you are in transit on the 101.
Wilmington Skatepark, also known as Ambassador Skate Plaza, is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate plaza located in LA’s Wilmington neighborhood. Completed in 2008, the park was one of LA’s first street-focused skateparks and is still a popular place for some of the city’s best skaters.
La Quinta Skatepark (aka X-Park)
La Quinta Skatepark, also known as X-Park, is located in Riverside County, so not technically a LA skatepark. But if you are in Los Angeles, it’s worth considering a trip east to check this massive park out. At 40,000 square feet and with a vert combi bowl, flow bowl, giant street plaza, and one of the longest pump tracks we’ve seen, it’s one for your bucket list.