Skaters from Redwood City and beyond can strap on their helmets and gear, and enjoy the 13,000 square foot Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park at Red Morton Park. Thrasher Magazine rated the Skate Park an 8.5 – a great tribute to the park designed with help of local skaters.
Redwood City’s skate park is suitable for both beginners working on the basics, and advanced skaters who want to improve their skills.
Here are a few things skaters need to know before using the Skate Park:
* Parking is available at either the Valota Street parking lot or at the Community Activities Building parking lot (1400 Roosevelt Avenue).
* Helmets are required; safety gear is strongly encouraged.
* No bikes are allowed in the skate park, there is a $100 fine for bikers who ignore this rule – it’s important for all visitors to help with this rule.
* Hours of operation: dawn to dusk; except when the sport lights are on, when the skate park closes at 10:00 pm (same hours as the entire park).
Who was Phil Shao?
Phil Shao was raised in Redwood City and grew up to be a legend in the skating world. He was a professional skateboarder with an English degree from UC Berkeley, and enjoyed coaching young skaters, helping to bring the world of skating to many, many youngsters. Just before his untimely death at the hands of a drunk driver, he was named as the next editor of Thrasher Magazine.
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