My Kinda Skateboard Park

In Victoria, BC. It’s the only one I’ve seen that I feel I could skate, but never have have a board when there. Anyone know of ones like this in NorCal?

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

10 Responses to My Kinda Skateboard Park

  1. Monterey has one next to Dennis the Menace Park, which you'd also enjoy. Skate park is smaller but looks similar. Haven't seen them but there are also parks in Marina and supposedly a good one down in Gonzales or Greenfield

  2. Not what you asked, but Port Townsend, WA has a nice gentle one, which is often empty (a big plus in my book). There is another in Waldport, OR if you are cruising up and down the coast.

  3. What part of NorCal are you in? If you just want a flowing park that's fun to carve around and not too high impact, maybe check out Greer park in Palo Alto, Derby park in Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa or Petaluma skateparks. In SF, you might like Potrero del Sol or the new street plaza on Duboce under the 101. There are a ton of parks around, check out the skatepark directory on and see what's near you.

  4. Derby Park in SC is like a drainage ditch situation, small, with semi-abrupt, not very flowing transitions; not like the one that inspired you, but worth your own appraisal.

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