From California Skateparks
Huntington Beach, CA- March 22, 2014. The date is set, and the wait is almost over. This world class project, several years in the making, is set to be unveiled in just a matter of days. Hundreds if not thousands have been anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the behemoth skate park, and with good reason. VANS founder Steve Van Doren approached California Skateparks CEO Joe Ciaglia to develop the master plan and ultimately act as general contractor and landscape architect for the entire site, which spans a full city block in Huntington Beach. The project boasts a 40,000 square foot VANS “OFF THE WALL” skate park complete with lights, snack bar, bathrooms, lockers, and parking lot, in addition to a brand new Jacks Garage store on the premises. It is nothing short of a skateboard utopia that promises to be the premier skate park destination for years to come.
The skate park itself offers some of every imaginable type of terrain, but is generally defined by an upper transition / flow / bowl area and a lower street/ plaza / park area, which are tied together by the well-known and iconic Vans checkerboard paving pattern found throughout the entire park. The upper transition portion of the park measures around 17,500 square feet, consisting of hybrid backyard bowl / flow bowl combination as well as a full sized competition clover bowl adorned with Golden State Pool Coping and custom tile, both of which were designed and influenced by legendary VANS rider Christian Hosoi as well as VANS team and staff members in collaboration with Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks. The massive 25,000 square foot area dedicated to the street plaza area is comprised of an over abundance of real-life street elements including stairs, rails, gaps, planter ledges, kickers, rollers, a double-kinked handrail that’s over 40 feet long, and volcano feature with a palm tree in the center to complete the iconic southern California vibe . The VANS “OFF THE WALL” skate park also presents a unique opportunity for the community in that it will also be capable of hosting Pro Events.
Vans Off the Wall Skatepark & Jack’s Garage Grand Opening
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Free and Open to the Public
7471 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, California
Announcements & Ribbon Cutting will happen just before 10am.
Autograph Signings with Vans Pros
Inaugural Induction of the “SoCal Soles of Fame” – Christian Hosoi, Ed Templeton, and Tosh Townend
Giveaways and Prizes
Longboard Ice Cream Truck
Parking Available at Goldenwest College in the Eastside Lot (Gothard) with a shuttle running to and from the park all day.
*Giveaways while supplies last