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editor's note:
San Dimas

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: San Demon's Skatepark!

Okay, this place is no Oregon park, but it's pretty good. San Dimas has a couple of things going on that the surrounding neighborhood parks don't: Smart design and the balls to serve up some challenging features! I personally have never ridden this park, but fellow SPL sweatshop employee Mark Sizemore calls this park "home." For more words of wisdom, I'll have to pass the mic to Mr Mark for the 2¢:

"The San Dimas park definitely has more interesting features than the neighboring parks. First, it's got a 5 foot tall half bowl with a spine that can be pretty fun - but there is no flow from the transfer over the spine out of the bowl. The three foot bowl is perfect for practicing lip tricks, but would be a lot more interesting if it was a little taller. Oh yeah, the rails at the park are fun and well placed."

Thanks, Mark, for that clever commentary!

If this park scares the shit out of you [and it shouldn't...], head over to La Verne, Glendora, or Claremont for Pokemon-sized parks and G-rated "whoopee do do's!" If you're ready to leave mommy at home and dig up some real trouble, charge it out to Diamond Bar for some great flow and gnarly lines. For some wood/indoor action, local pay park opportunities exist at The Brickyard in Redlands and Vans in Ontario.

Directions: Coming from downtown Los Angeles take Interstate 10 east to Interstate 605 north. Take I-605 to Interstate 210 east. Exit at San Dimas Avenue, and head south. Turn right [west] on Bonita Avenue, and make a left on Cataract Avenue. You should cross over railroad tracks as you turn onto Cataract. The skatepark is on the right about a block south of the Bonita/Cataract intersection.

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^ Behold... San Dimas
is a *real* Inland Empire

^ Double fun box
capacity at 'Dimas

^ A couple two
rails - that
corner hit there
on the left is a rare
burley feature in

^ Ahhhh, the spine
and bowl set up...
plenty of heat there
to warm up your skills

^ Coolio Scott Sizmore
working a little rock
to fakie
[Photo: Scott Wilson IV]

^ 9 year old JP Allen
[Photo: Gail Green]

^ Unlike the bowl
at Claremont, this one
is supposed to be a
little bit of fun.

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