MLK Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot concrete park in Oceanside, California, that features a multisection flow bowl and street plaza.
For its relatively small size, MLK packs in a lot of features including mini-ramps, a bowl section with pool coping, and street features that include ledges, flat rails, hips, banks, and more.
|Location||Martin Luther King Junior Park, Oceanside, California|
|Address||4300 Mesa Drive|
Oceanside, California 92057
|Features||Flow bowl, ledges, flat rails, hips, banks, quarterpipes|
|Hours||8 am to 9 pm|
MLK Skatepark Overview
MLK Skatepark is located in Martin Luther King Junior Park in Oceanside, California, between MLK Middle School and Ivy Ranch Elementary School. With the schools so close by, this is a popular skatepark for the local kids. In fact, of all of the skateparks in San Diego County, MLK is the one most closely associated with local schools.
It’s hard to describe MLK because it’s essentially one big snake run/flow bowl. Overall, the run is shaped like a horseshoe.
One side is a mini-ramp snake run that ends in a bowl with tiles and pool coping. The other side is a maze of banks, quarter pipes, hips, and other features that are a bit more reminiscent of a street plaza – though missing your typical collection of hubbas, steps, and handrails.
It’s a fun little park, and that has far more skateable transitions and ramp lines than most parks its size. Being small and so close to the schools, it gets pretty crowded, so hit it during a weekday if you want to take full advantage of the park’s many speed lines.