With Spring here, we have been re-discovering our outdoor activities and trying new things. My son for years has watched the older kids at the El Dorado Skate park perform tricks and skills. This last month, he decided to give it a try on his scooter.
First things first, SAFETY!
Before I allowed him on the ramps, I made sure to check off the following list.
- Knee pads and elbow pads(we used hockey pads)
- Well fitting helmet
- A scooter or skateboard
- check to make sure the wheels run smooth and straight
- Well lit not overly crowded area with adult supervision
My daughter didn't care to go onto the ramps but found fun riding her scooter on the flat paths outside the park. Maybe in a couple years she will give it a try.
I always thought that kids skateboarding/scootering was a great confidence building fun activity. Now that I see my almost 8 year old son having so much fun, I would like to recommend it to other kids and parents.
Looking for a skate park near you in Los Angeles County?
Here is a list of local parks:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Alondra Park Skatepark3353 Redondo Beach Blvd.
Lawndale, California, 90249
Arcadia, California, 91006
Avocado Heights Skatepark553 S. 4th Ave.
Avocado Heights, California, 91746
Azusa Skatepark320 N. Orange Avenue
Baldwin Park Skatepark15010 Badillo St
Bassett Park Skatepark510 Vineland Avenue
Bell Gardens Skatepark6635 Florence Place
Bellflower Caruthers Skatepark10500 Flora Vista St.
Belvedere SkateparkBelvedere Skate Park
Boyle Heights Hollenbeck Skate PlazaSouth Saint Louis St.
Burbank Skatepark22400 Moneta Ave.
Cerritos Skatepark19900 Bloomfield Ave
Claremont Skatepark1717 N Indian Hill Blvd
Compton Skatepark123 N. Rose Ave.
Culver City Skatepark9678-9766 Jefferson Blvd
Downey Skatepark12334 Bellflower Blvd.Downey, California, 90242
Duarte Skatepark1401 Central Ave.
El Segundo Skatepark325 East Grand Avenue
Encino Pedlow Skatepark
Gardena Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park Street Plaza
Glendale Skatepark1621 Canada Blvd
Glendora Skatepark160 N. Wabash Ave.
Hawthorne SkateparkLarry Guidi Skate ParkHawthorne, California, United States, 90250
Hermosa Beach Skatepark710 Pier AvenueHermosa Beach, California, United States, 90254
Huntington Park SkateparkSalt Lake ParkHuntington Park, California, United States, 90255
Long Beach El Dorado Skatepark2760 North Studebaker Road
Long Beach Houghton SkateparkHoughton Skate Park
Long Beach McBride Skate Plaza1550 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue
Long Beach Orizaba Skate Spot1435 Orizaba Ave.
Long Beach Silverado Skatepark1545 W 31st St
Los Angeles Garvanza Skatepark6240 Meridian Street
Los Angeles Lincoln Park Skate plazaLincoln Park Skatepark
Lynwood Skatepark11330 Bullis Road
Monrovia Skatepark843 East Olive Avenue
Montebello SkateparkMontebello City Park
Norwalk SkateparkNorwalk Park
Palmdale Skatepark Chris O'Leary ParkDomenic Massari Park
Palmdale Skatepark WestMarie Kerr Park
Paramount SkateparkVillage Skatepark
Pomona SkateparkPalomares Park
Rowley Park Street Plaza GardenaRowley Park Skate Plaza
San Dimas SkateparkPioneer Park
Santa Clarita SkateparkCity of Santa Clarita Skatepark
Santa Monica Skatepark The CoveThe Cove Skatepark
South Gate Skatepark9520 Hildreth Avenue
Venice Beach Skatepark123 Venice Beach
West Covina Skatepark
1615 West Merced Avenue
Whittier Skatepark7630 Washington Ave