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editor's note:
Vans Skatepark - CLOSED IN 2004

* Indoor: 'Crete / Wood
* Pay: $11 per 2 hr sesh
* Vert / Trannie / Street
* Rating: Axle stalls at the Mall

We've had a ton of quick one-line emails about this park, but until now we didn't have much to share. Finally, after a couple of years of hints and tips, we've got a review worth posting. Here'e our first look at the Vans skatepark at the Potomac Mall in Woodbridge VA.

"There is a great park called Vans in Woodbridge, Virginia."

- Al Foster: Jul '01

"Here are some pictures from the Vans skatepark at the Potomac Mall. The park is huge. During the session I barely got enough time to skate every part for a sufficient amount of time."

- Mike Morris: Nov '01

"The Vans park at Potomac Mills in Northern VA is pretty sweet. They've got a great 6 foot mini with an elbow, a nifty 4 foot concrete bowl and a dope right hand kidney pool to go along with the vert ramp and an array of interesting concrete and wood street obstacles."

- Brian: Feb '02

For a look at more Vans parks across the country, check out their parks in Orange [combi-pool!], Ontario [big bike park], Bakersfield [bowls are gone now], and the best Vans in the west, Milpitas - all in California. They also have other parks across the US in cities like Houston, Phoenix, Orlando, etc. If you've got pics from any of those parks, submit and we'll post!

Directions: Woodbridge is about 20 miles south of Washington D.C. on Interstate 95. From Interstate 95, take Exit 158 to Prince William Parkway west. Make a left onto Shoppers Best Way, and a right onto Potomac Mills Circle. The skatepark is on the left in a big ass mall. The address is 2700 Potomac Mills Circle. For more info call the park direct at 703.491.1815.

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^ Signage marks the spot
at Vans skatepark at
the Potomac Mall
[Photo: Morris]





^ In line w/ the Vans formula,
the Woodbridge facility is
a spacious mix of wood and
concrete. [Photo: Morris]



^ Wooden street options
vary in size from peewee
to big-time [Photo: Morris]



^ Vans tends to
build "competition
style" layouts [Photo:
Morris]



^ Bigger "hesh" elements
like kickers standout in
this shot [Photo: Morris]





^ Mike Morris, himself,
unfolding a 360-flip
on a very flat pyramid
[Photo: Morris]





^ Here's Mike again
on the concrete stuff
[Photo: Morris]





^ A "real" concrete street
course - as opposed to the
wooden "street" courses featured
in this park [Photo: Morris]





^ Miniramp action
[Photo: Morris]



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