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Do you want to know all about Skate Parks ? I'm sure that the answer on this question is YES. Then don't wait , visit this site and don't miss anything on these pages . Here you will find the most amazing facts , stories and more about the great , fun and extreme sport - skateboarding. Skate parks are the most impotant thing about skateboarding . On the skate parks you can make the most extreme skate tricks ! There are thousands of skate parks all alround the world . The first skate park was made by two inventors
Jack G.and John O. and was copmleted in march in the '76 . That skate park was caled Carlsbad . If you want to read more just scroll down and find out everything you need to know about skate parks . And if you want to learn more about skateboarding than click here and learn more ! And also ... here you will find all the tipes of skate parks like :
Bowl Skate Park , Street Plaza Skate Park and Flow Skate Parks ! Enjoy reading this usefull "skate park" information , hehe !

Skate Parks

A skatepark is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX and aggressive inline skating. The first skatepark in the world was designed and built in Carlsbad, California back in 1976. Two inventors Jack Graham and John O'Malley have completed the world first skatepark in March '76, the name of that park was Carlsbad Skatepark. A skatepark may contain half-pipes, quarter pipes, spine transfers, handrails, funboxes, vert ramps, pyramids, banked ramps, full pipes, pools, bowls, snake runs stairsets, and any number of other objects.

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Skate Park

In the history of developing of Skateparks street skating has blurred the line between skateparks and street spots. Some cities are starting to put skate spots/plazas, spots that were not designed for skateboarding - that spots have been made legal so that cities did not need to build a new park for skaters. The Skate Plazas allow for legal street skateboarding.

Skateboarders used an area populated primarily by the city's "undesirable elements" to create a skatepark, building one section at a time. The process is called "design/build" (D/B), and is a characteristic of many skateparks today. The design/build process ensures that adjacent skatepark features are harmonious and rideable, allowing skateboarders to create endless "lines" to ride among the many features.


Types of skateparks

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Bowl Skate Park

First thing that is good to knowis that skateboarding has no set arena or rules and skateparks have no standard design template. Each skatepark is designed specifically to provide unique challenges to its users. There are, however, three main categories of skatepark design: bowl, street plaza and flow parks.

Bowl parks
 are designed to emulate and improve upon the pool skating experience. Skaters in bowl parks can move around the park without taking their feet off the board to push. The curved walls of bowls allow skaters to ride around and across the bowl in addition to the back and forth skating you might see on a traditional half pipe. Bowls and bowl parks come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes but most bowls are between 3' and 12’ deep.
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Street Plaza Skate Park

Street plaza parks are the favorite of the vast majority of skaters and they are designed to emulate and improve upon the street skating experience.

Obstacles in a street plaza are styled to look like natural street terrain such as stairs, railings, planters and benches.

Skaters will push off with their feet to gain momentum in a street plaza.


Flow parks combine elements of both bowl parks and street plazas.

In a well designed flow park a skater can pump around the parks curved walls such as quarter pipes, pump bumps and bowl corners without taking their feet off to push.

They can use that speed to hit street obstacles such as stairs, railings and benches.

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Skateparks may be privately or publicly owned. Privately owned skateparks usually have admission fees, while publicly owned skateparks are generally free.

Skatepark construction can be divided into two major categories- prefabricated and custom built concrete. Prefabricated parks can be made of wood, plastic, sheet metal, and concrete. Most are designed and built by playground equipment manufacturers who present these parks as a cost effective alternative to custom designed concrete skateparks.

The most interesting information is about the biggest Skate Park in the world. SMP Skatepark is the largest skatepark in the world and it is located on the outskirts of Shanghai in New Jiangwan City.

It was completed in 2005 and is more than 12,000 square meters in size, containing the world's biggest vert ramp, the world's largest concrete skate bowl, and a 5,000-seat stadium. Red metal ramps were originally used as a competition course in the stadium portion of the SMP skatepark, so YuanShen skatepark was created when the red metal ramps from the SMP skatepark were transferred to the YuanShen Stadium in 2008. So, practically, this Skate Park is considered as the largest one in the world. Read About Skateboarding !
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