Planz Park Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Bakersfield, California, that opened in 2014. Designed by Spohn Ranch Skateparks, Planz Park does a nice job of blending transition and street terrain.
|Location||Planz Park, Bakersfield, California|
|Address||1543-1657 Planz Road|
Bakersfield, CA 93304
|Features||Bowl, Street plaza|
|Size||7,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, scooters, skates|
|Hours||Dawn to 9 pm|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Planz Park Skatepark Overview
Planz Park Skatepark was one of the first – if not the first – modern skateparks built in Bakersfield, California. Located in Planz Park, a city park located in south-central Bakersfield, the skatepark was designed and built by California-based Spohn Ranch Skateparks and opened in 2014.
The design features a mellow beginner-intermediate bowl and a wide array of street-inspired features like steps, handrails and benches. The park can be thought of as three sections: three quarterpipes along the west side; a central street plaza area; and the mini-bowl, which is tucked into a corner of the east side of the park.
The street plaza includes hubbas, rails, ledges, steps, handrails, benches, manual pads and other features. One notable feature is a roller-to-bank obstacle along the east side that pays tribute to Bakersfield’s iconic yellow and blue entrance arch.
The bowl has two sections a deeper square bowl and a shallow round bowl. It has pool coping all the way around.
Here’s a video tour of the park:
Bakersfield is a city located in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The city has a population of over 380,000 people, making it the ninth-largest city in the state. Bakersfield is known for its agriculture, petroleum production, and country music. The city is also home to a number of colleges and universities, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene.
Visitors to Bakersfield can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking and biking in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, exploring the city’s museums and art galleries, or attending one of the many festivals and events held throughout the year. And now skateboarding!