Thanks to increased exposure from the X Games and Tony Hawk, skateboarding is more popular than ever. In fact, more and more skate parks are popping up throughout the country. Here are five worth checking out.
VANS Skatepark, Calif. — AKA "The Block"
Location: Orange, California
This world-class skatepark offers a mix of terrain for both professional riders and beginners. Whether you're just starting out or have been skating for years these ramps, mini ramps and street courses will both challenge and help you advance your skills. In case you need to sharpen your moves, this skatepark, known as "The Block," offers camps and private lessons for a small price. And don't worry, if you forget your board you can rent one for just five bucks a session.
- 20,000-square-foot indoor wood (birch) street course
- Stair sets, banks, rails, ledges, and manual pads
- A replica of the original Combi pool (believed to be one of the best pools in skateboarding history), which was located at the Upland Pipeline Skatepark in California
- Outdoor concrete street course with movable obstacles that can be set up to the skater's choice
More Info: vans.com