10 Best Skate Parks In San Diego

Best Skate Parks In San Diego

Washington Street Skate Park

Washington Street skate parks is an excellent park with some tight lines, crazy kinks, and one hell of a crazy keyhole.

 The park is continuously changing because of the builders’ dedication. A park genuinely run by skaters. Washington Street is recommended for anyone, even for spectators (a few pros come from time to time).

Benefits include no upfront costs, no need for pads or helmets, and parking is available right by the park. Washington Street skate park is located UNDER Pacific Highway, allowing for skating in all weather conditions. 

This is a “skateboard only” skate parks run by locals.

A word from the wise, don’t be a kook. Watch how the park works and respect locals and other skaters there at the time; you should be fine. 

Volunteers maintain the park, so pick up your trash and help sweep up once in a while.

Location: Pacific Highway And W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92110

What it costs you: Free

Hours: No official hours

2.) Rob Field Ocean Beach

Robb Field is the first skateboard park constructed and operated by San Diego, designed with input from top local skateboarders, such as Tony Hawk. 

It’s located right next to the San Diego River Bike Path before entering the groovy city of Ocean Beach.

With 40,000 square feet of concrete, this skate park has something for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. The “street course” design features a combination bowl, along with numerous handrails, ledges, blocks, a pump bump, and an octagon volcano.

Location: 2525 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

What it costs you: Free

Hours: 10:00 am to dusk every day

3.) Krause Family Skate Park

Your classic YMCA skate park is run by friendly staff: massive vert ramps and an all-welcoming atmosphere. The office has comfortable seating and air conditioning to hang out while their kids rip.


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“I’ve been coming here since I was six. I skated every day at this park and learned all my tricks here. It’s my inspiration.”

— Shaun White in ESPN Magazine

Location: 3401 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117 at Dakota Dr

Bay Park, Clairemont

Hours: 2:00–7:00 Weekday, 11:00–7:30 Weekends

What it costs you: Year membership = $30 / Without membership = $10 sessions / With membership = $5 a session (sessions are 11:00 to 2:00 and 2:00 to 5:00 / Month pass = $40 (free sessions)

4.) Memorial

This fun park was one of the first public, free parks built in the early 2000s. It’s been a community asset for years and is a tremendous asset to the area’s youth. This park has produced more pros than any other in the county. This is what a community park should be.

Location: 702 S 30th St, San Diego, CA 92113 / Greely Ave & Martin Ave

Hours: 10:00 am to dusk

What it costs you: Free

5.) Poway Skate Park

Poway Skate Park is an excellent place for beginners to intermediate Carver riders looking to build confidence and progress.

This spot is more isolated than most, with a chill vibe and a noticeable lack of the typical criminal mischief due to being right by a police station. The park has advanced run capabilities, and the surrounding areas are clean and maintained.

Location: 13090 Civic Center Dr, Poway, CA 92064 at Bowron Rd

Hours: No permanent hours (walk over to the turnstile if locked)

What it costs you: $25

6.) Alga Norte Carlsbad Skate Park

Obstacles. All you need to know.

  • Bank/wedge Ramp
  • Bowl/pool
  • Flat Rail
  • Handrail
  • Hubba
  • Kicker/launch
  • Grind Box/ledge
  • Manual Pad
  • Quater Pipe
  • Roll In
  • Starset
  • Volcano

Location: 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009 United States

Hours: Open 24/7

What it costs you: Free

7.) Rancho Penasquitos Skate Park

Great park for early morning sessions if small transition or some big street drops are your things. Plenty of room for flat ground skating too. It has a mix of terrain, from a concrete mini with a spine to large stair sets and hubs.

It’s safe, clean, and newly updated. Bring the kids or get or sharpen your skills before starting the day.

Location: 10111 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129 at Freeport Rd

Hours: 10:00 am — 6:00 pm every day

What it costs you: Free

8.) Linda Vista Skate Park

The Linda Vista skate parks is the largest in San Diego at nearly 35,000 square feet, designed by Site Design Group from Carlsbad, CA. The park includes:

  • A massive street plaza.
  • A snaking ditch run.
  • A flow bowl.
  • A backyard bowl.
  • A competition-sized vert bowl.
  • A transition snake runs featuring a signature full-pipe unlike any before it.

It is one of the most, if not the most, progressive skate parks in existence, and it achieves this not only because of the list mentioned above of elements but also because it takes full advantage of the natural landscape in which it sits.

Some of the most striking features include a theater and a pedestrian bridge for spectators.

Location: City of San Diego Recreation Centers 7064 Levant St, San Diego, California 92111

Hours: 24/7

What it costs you: Free

9.) Encinitas Skate Plaza

This park was 15 years in the making, and it doesn’t disappoint. The 13,000 square-foot skate park is part of the 44-acre Encinitas Community Park that opened at the beginning of 2015. Cheers to local Encinitas skateboarder Tommy Barker for keeping the dream alive and lending a big hand in getting the park built.

Location: 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, California

Hours: 8:00 am to dusk

What it costs you: Free

10.) City Heights Skate Park

One of the smaller skate parks in San Diego, City Heights skate park, has your favorite obstacles like a flat bar, A-frame with rail, euro gap, and a flat / down rail. Other features include a spine, a volcano, and a nessy.

Location: Located in Park De La Cruz, 3603 38th street San Diego, CA 92105

Hours: 24/7

What it costs you: Free