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* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Feeding frenzy

In the land of indoor action, outdoor parks in Utah can be harder to find than you might imagine. In the middle of shooting/seshing the Salt Lake's local pay parks, we heard some rumors of a new free park in Taylorsville.

Ever heard the expression "...like flies on shit?" Well, that's what the Taylorsville park experience turned out to be. It's not that the park sucks - it looks like a good effort. The big problem was the crowd. Having spent hundreds of days in skateparks, I was shocked to witness the record for the most crowded/dangerous session I'd ever witnessed. Just taking pictures, I got run over / crashed into 3 times. I got a board to the shin and another to the back... I was ready to kill someone and I never even got my board out of the truck.

Like I said before, the park is fine, but that crowd was insane. Maybe things have mellowed out by now, but last summer the scene was pretty much unskateable. We'd have to recommend you buck up and go somewhere else. Other concrete options include a great effort in Ogden, a decent ride in Brigham, and a little birdbath of a park in Farmington. The real killzones are the indoor parks including RealRide, Proving Grounds, Premier, and Connections.

Directions: From Salt Lake City take Interstate 15 south to 4700 south exit, and head west. Make a left [south] on Redwood road. The skatepark is just down the road on the left. If you hit 4800 south you have gone too far.

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^ Taylorsville - land of
head-on collisions

^ Big street stuff
like a 10stair w/
matching rail

^ I'm not sure
those boxes/ledges
would be any fun to
skate - but good
luck trying to
check them out for
yourself... urrrgh!

^ U-shaped bowlage

^ Buttload of bikes,
blades and boards

^ Fun, fun, fun box

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