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editor's note:
San Diego - Memorial Skatepark

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Pay ???
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: "Barrio Logan"

"I thought you would want to know that the city of San Diego is officially opening a second skate park - the Memorial Skatepark grand opening was on January 29, 2004."

"If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol Drummond, City Park and Rec Public Inform. Officer at 619.525.8219"

- Stacey LoMedico: Feb '04
  Development Officer
  Park and Recreation Dept.

"Hey Ham, wanted to give you the heads up on a park we have under construction. I attached a couple of computer model pics of Memorial Skatepark for you..."

- Mark Leone: Sep '03
  Academy Skatepark Design. Inc.

Directions From downtown San Diego, take I-5 South and exit the 28th Street/National Avenue exit. Head east on National Avenue, then left [north] on 29th Street, and right [east] on Marcy Avenue. Park on Marcy Avenue or 30th Street.

...scroll down for pics

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^ Memorial Skatepark in San Diego
- straight from the designer's eyes to you!
[Submission/Design: Academy Skateparks]

^ This bowl rides real nice. The
designers have favored those
SQUARE hits. Compare this
"snake run" to the one at
Poway - designed by a different
group - that one has all ROUND

^ Another shot of the big bowl...
"Here are some pictures of the facility
as taken during a recent walk-thru..."
[Photo/Comments - Stacey LoMedico]

^ The little bowl was funky
but still a lot of fun.
This kind of creativity
kills the lame bird bath
bowls in LA.

^ At over 9 ft deep this
keyhole bowl is thicker than
almost anything else in CA... the
bad news is that it was poured
all wack and they're already
remodeling it so it rides
right. For another keyhole
check out Grand Junction in CO.

^ It's not open all the
time AND yes you have to
pay AND they watch you
to be sure you wear all
your pads. Typical San
Diego hysteria... all that
does is keep skaters out.
Sucks, sucks, and sucks!

^ There is this weird free
were you can skate
with no hassles... I don't
quite know why? Although this
area is nothing compared to
the rest of the park, there
were about twice as many kids
skating this spot than the
"pay" area. Duh - it's free!!

^ Another view from the design team
[Submission/Design: Academy Skateparks]

^ Here's a photo of a flyer
from 2001 [?] for a meeting to
get this park going... see the
fullpipe? That obviously never
happened and for three years
we've been asking: "You mean
that park w/ the fullpipe?"

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