Venice Beach Skatepark
Venice Beach Skatepark is a 16,000 square-foot concrete skatepark in Venice Beach, California, offering two bowls, a snake run, and a street plaza.
|Location||Venice, Los Angeles, California|
|Address||1800 Ocean Front Walk|
Venice, CA 90291
|Features||Bowls, snake run, street plaza|
|Size||16,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, scooters, skates|
|Hours||Dawn to dusk|
Venice Beach Skatepark Overview
Venice Beach skatepark is one of the most photographed and videotaped skateparks in the world. Locate on the beach in Venice, just off the ocean walk, the park is highly visible and a common stop for pro skaters visiting SoCal.
Pro skater Jesse Martinez was a leader in organizing the local community to advocate for the park and helped Zach Wormhoudt develop the design. Skate legends Christian Hosoi and Pat Ngoho also provided input.
The park made the news during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 when the city filled the bowls with sand to keep skaters out–and the skaters quickly shoveled it all out. Skaters gonna skate.
As Venice is the home of the Zephyr skateboard team (Z-Boys) one of the highly influential skateboard teams from the 1970s, the Venice Skatepark had a deep legacy to deliver on. And does it. The park is essentially a large square with a few curved lobes sticking out and packed with cool features.
A third of the park is dedicated to transition skating, including a 9-foot deep clover bowl, a shorter flow bowl and a snake run that terminates in bowls at either end.
The rest is an L-shaped street plaza, which includes your standard street features, such as stairs, handrails, ledges, banks, hubbas, and so on. One corner has a neat curved quarterpipe that is shaped like the edge of a giant clamshell.
This video from Indy shows you around the park with some nice skating by the team.