National Skatepark of El Cajon

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National Skatepark of El Cajon

General Information

Skatepark Name
National Skatepark of El Cajon
Opening Date
March 01, 1977
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Extra Info
owned by Skateboard Parks ltd., National Skateboard Parks, Inc. Joe Hromada, Manager
Inside or Outside


1209, East Main Street, El Cajon, San Diego County, California, 92021, United States
Postal Code
El Cajon


  • Private
From the Guide to Western Skateboard Parks in 1978:


The skating area at El Cajon is 75 percent complete. At this time, there are three runs in operation. The first, the north run, is a slightly twisting 285' intermediate run emptying into a 60' diameter bowl 14' deep. The advanced run is 260' long, is more complex, and empties into a 40' by 12' bowl. The free- style area is 73' by 130', with a 3-degree slope overall and 35-degree sloping walls.
Future expansion includes a 14' diameter fiberglass pipe 24' long, and possibly a water slide.
A $3.00 annual membership is required to skate at El Cajon. You will receive a membership card, a safety check on your skateboard, safety talks by the Skate Patrol, and a $2,500 ($100 deductible) accident medical policy. Your name is also placed on the mailing list to receive the park's newsletter of up- coming events.
National Skatepark members can ride free after con- tests, and there is a Happy Hour for skateboarding
 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3pm (all-you-can-skate for $2.25). Regular admission is $2.25 per two-hour session, and $1.00 per each additional hour. Sessions run continuously. All required safety gear may be rented for 25 cents per unit.
El Cajon has a well-stocked pro shop featuring many of the leading manufacturers, including Z-Flex, Tracker, Powerflex, and Sims. A $20.00 purchase in the pro shop will get two hours of free skating time for members. A park team has been formed and regular contests are held. Check with the pro shop for details. The management also sponsors safety clinics with local schools.
The game arcade features pinball, foosball, and video machines and the snack bar carries a wide choice of snacks, juices, and soft drinks.



  • El Cajon Skatepark
  • 1209 E. Main Street, El Cajon
  • Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If you are looking for a less advanced park, you might try El Cajon. It now has three moderate runs, but plans are afoot to expand the park with an empty swimming pool and a half pipe. The atmosphere resembles a miniature golf course in that even the decorative bushes appear to be made of plastic. It costs three dollars for a year’s membership, plus $2.25 for two hours of skating. Add to that 75c for equipment. Most of the membership fee goes toward insurance, so they say, and the remainder goes into park improvement. Insurance means a $100 deductible which covers any injury up to $2,500 although you are still required to fill out a liability form releasing the park from responsibility. It seems this is not a unique policy, but one that is becoming standard all over the country.

The Los Angeles Times

04 Jan 1977, Tue Page 81


E. Main St. between Ballard St. and Jamacha Blvd. This park will have an expert run with a 12-foot-high bowl at the end and a 120x60-foot free-style bowl, similar to a reservoir run. The two-acre course, scheduled to open in January, will also have beginner and intermediate runs. It will be open daily 10a.m.-10 p.m. with lights.


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