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Union City Skatepark

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Pay: $2
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Wannabe Skatepark

The skatepark in Union City is just okay...

It's concrete, it flows pretty well, and the tech stuff isn't too bad [but that stuff is hard to screw up].

The transition is kinda weak. Vasconi built this park [925.691.9400] - and that crew was cool enough to let me grabs some shots. I appreciate the effort, but these guys aren't quite there yet.

I think they stole the roll-in's from Wormhoudt's parks. The Wormhoudt roll-ins kick ass, but these are too steep or not tall enough... it's hard to keep your board under your feet. The spine/bowl is generic and the lines aren't all that. And the big bowl... the coping doesn't grind, ehhh, I'm not into it.

As if that wasn't bad enough, they went with the fees, pad nannies, big fence, all the typical dumb shit moves. Police station is right there too. Not my idea of a good time. Blow this place off and go skate Berkeley or Sunnyvale. Even Hayward is better, and it's been around for a few years now.

Directions: Union City is on the east side of the Bay, between Hayward and Fremont. Start by taking the 880 to Union City. From the north you'll exit Alvarado Niles Rd and head east [from the south there's probably a shorter route]. As you head east, you'll cross Central and Western as you approach a high school. Royal Ann runs next to the high school, you're gonna make a right [south] toward the library, then a left on Arizona [east]. The skatepark is behind the police station.

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^ Union City skatepark
ain't no thang...

^ 9 stair? There you have it

^ Kinda fun volcano

^ Boring

^ Bowl rides "okay," coping is hellza
sticky, and the hits are mushy-mush - boo!

^ "Rad, dawg! Get your tech on!!!"

^ Skateboarders don't need rules. Build
the park and get outta the way.

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