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 is one of the most unique parks in the country due to its curved triangular design that perfectly hugs the exterior of the centerfield fence of the Marine Park baseball field.
|Location||Manhattan Beach, California|
|Address||3003 Redondo Avenue|
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
|Features||Quarter pipes, banks, curbs, hubbas, stairs, flat rails, handrails, corners, fun box, and a manual pad.|
|Size||6,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, and BMX bikes.|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Manhatten Beach Skatepark Overview
The skateboard community in Manhattan Beach has a long and storied history when it comes to local skateboarding legends and the history of skateboarding itself.
With so many skate options located around Manhattan Beach, when it was time for the Spohn Ranch design to work on a park for Manhattan Beach, they were excited to truly create something special.
The result was a beautifully put-together park that is accentuated by a giant 180-degree multi-level rainbow quarterpipe with a massive mesa fun box to allow skaters to snake run through from one end to the other. The mesa fun box has a nice ledge on top and banks and quarter pipes making up all sides.
One main highlight is the quarterpipe drop-in that leads into a beautiful four-stair with a smooth rail splitting the stairs. Either hit the stairs, grind the rail, or veer to one side or the other to find roll downs with giant grindable ledges.
Once you hit the stairs you can either flow into the rainbow snake run or floor into a section with two manual pads and a low ground rail. The low ground rail is perfect for newer skaters looking to practice their crooked grind, frontside 50/50, or just keep it simple with a frontside board slide.
On the other end of the park is another quarterpipe with two faces so skaters can either drop into the rainbow snake run or hit the manual pads in the street plaza.
Overall the Manhattan Beach skatepark is widely popular for skaters all over the city and the greater Los Angeles area. The park is a frequent host of skate competitions, special events, and even live music.
When the park first opened in 2017, there was a special opening ceremony attended by the founder of Spohn Ranch, Aaron Spohn, and many local pro skaters who were eager to be the first to skate the freshly poured concrete.
The Manhattan Beach Skatepark is a well-designed skatepark ideal for expert skaters looking to get some video footage or to partake in a photo shoot. At the same time, the park is also well-suited for newer or intermediate skaters looking to advance their skills in a park where they are free to safely get creative with their runs.
Here’s a video from NKA from just after the park opened:
If you are looking for info on other skateparks in the area, check out our guide to Los Angeles skateparks.