Wilmington Skatepark (aka Ambassador Skate Plaza) – Los Angeles

Ambassador Skate Plaza

The Wilmington Skatepark, also referred to as the Ambassador Skate Plaza, is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate plaza located in Los Angeles, California. 

The skate park first opened in 2008 after the Spohn Ranch team and pro-skater Paul Rodriguez determined that the old skatepark located in the Wilmington neighborhood was long overdue for a serious upgrade. The result was the modern skate plaza that stands to this day. 

Skatepark Details

LocationWilmington Neighborhood, Los Angeles, California. 
Address421 Bay View Ave,
Wilmington, California 90744
Coordinates33.77444, -118.26953
FeaturesStairs, hubbas, rails, ledges, benches, banks, kickers, pyramid box, and a manual pad.
Size10,000 square feet
Riding AllowedSkateboards, in-line skates, scooters, and BMX bikes. 
ConstructionConcrete and granite
HoursSunrise to sunset
FeeNo Cost
Phone(310) 548-7645
Design/BuildSpohn Ranch

Wilmington Skatepark Overview

Wilmington Skatepark is located in the south Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington, near Long Beach. The main focus of the skatepark is the 360-degree elevated street plaza element located in the center of the park. The rest of the park flows around this circular element.

Ambassador Skate Plaza
Photos courtesy Spohn Ranch Skateparks.

Some of the different obstacles that skaters can choose from when they approach this circular element include a large four-stair, several banks, two large hubbas, a nice long handrail, and a few drop-off points. 

Skaters can either choose to start on top of the street plaza and with a semi-short runway hit one of the multiple hubbas, or they can come from outside of the street plaza and skate up one of the many banks to skirt across the middle of the plaza and hit the rail or four-stair on the other side.

Ambassador Skate Plaza

The main point is that there are so many different obstacles packed onto this circular street plaza that you have an endless amount of options when it comes to how you want to approach it. 

The rest of the park flows around this centralized street plaza element. There is a large pyramid box on which many skaters love to ride up and down or plant lip tricks.

Ambassador Skate Plaza

There is also a large kicker that contains a gap that reaches a beautiful wide manual pad. Hit the kicker, pop a kickflip, and see if you can land and hold that manual for the entire length of the manual pad before popping off.  

Another main attraction that many skaters love, including pro-skaters Paul Rodriguez and Daewon Song, is the large half-moon metallic bank located in the corner of the park. Simply ride the moon from one end to the other, or try your luck grinding or board sliding the moon’s apex for as long as you can hold it.  

Ambassador Skate Plaza

Aside from those main elements, you may notice that there are plenty of benches and ledges sporadically placed throughout the remaining open areas of the park where skaters can practice their grinds and nose slides. 

The Wilmington Skatepark is a much-appreciated attraction to the Wilmington community that has become a safe epicenter for the youth of the community to hang out, skate, make friends, and simply have a good time. 

To find nearby parks, check out our guide to the best Los Angeles Skateparks.

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