1976 Carlsbad Skatepark, designed and built by
Jack Graham and John O'Malley, opens in northern San
Diego County, California. They also consult and design
a dozen skatepark projects including Concrete Wave in
Anaheim and Shady Acres in Long Beach. They publish
a skatepark builders guide, "Skatepark Development."
This is the beginning of the construction of skateparks
all over southern California, the U.S., and eventually
worldwide. (observed from Jim Goodrich's skate board
This skate park has been refered to as
"Cooperstown" of skateboarding.
skate park, Carlsbad Skate Park originally opened March
13, 1976 and is generally regarded as the first skateboard
park in the world.
This book features Carlsbad Skate Park
(Warren Bolster photographer)
skateboarding is a relatively new activity, this park
is of priceless historical value to the skateboarding
community and the world. According to USA Today, skateboarding
is the number one youth activity in the US.
A recent book
featuring the old Skate Park, 1977 (The
"Legacy" / Warren Bolster)
It is buried here, still intact.
the park is almost entirely buried by dirt,
most of the park remains intact below the surface.
for 20 years, but not forgotten, debris is scattered
over this old skate park.
Shin of NBC channel 7/39 interviews David Bergthold
overlooking the old Carlsbad Skate Park, Oct.
we envision as the future of the World¹s First
of original park and designation as historic site
of updated skate facility (street skate plaza, bowls/pools,
historic and educational interactive experience.
photo and art exhibits
space for skateboarding sanctioned bodies (IASC, USA
want to save this skate park and make it usable once
It is authentic, and has important historical
Featured Carlsbad Skate Park