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Latoff YMCA Skatepark

* Outdoor: Synthetic
* Pay: $5 all day
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: "Da Plane, boss!"

Check out the little park in Des Plaines IL at the Latoff YMCA.

After running this site for over four years now, we stand behind our claim that "if it ain't concrete, it's crap!" Concrete is FOREVER, everything else is a waste of time! Having said that, this park is better than most "prefab" setups. It's sturdy, and the surfaces are pretty nice... and it's probably a better ride that the hack-job concrete parks in Hoffman Estates and Deerfield [concrete rules, but you DO need to start with a decent designer/builder].

WARNING: Hours are a little on the wack side, you have to get a waiver signed by your mommy if you're under 18, and you have to wear helmets and wrist guards [Wrist guards? Whatever...]. Call these fools before you show up, to make sure you don't waste a trip out there - 847.296. 3376.

Directions: From I-90, take Arlington Heights Rd exit north to Golf Rd [route 58]. Take Golf Rd west to Mt Prospect Rd. Take Mount Prospect Rd north [left] to Northwest Highway. Turn right onto Northwest Highway. The Y is on the left side, about 2.5 blocks down. The address is 300 E Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines. For more info [and to check to see if the park is OPEN], call the Latoff YMCA directly at 847.296. 3376.

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^ Wide view of the lines at
the Latoff YMCA skatepark
in Des Plaines IL.

^ Big ass sign,
you can't miss it

^ Rainbow ledge

^ Mini-rampage

^ Not too bad... probably a
better design than the YMCA
park in Worcester MA...

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