Casino Arena Skateboard Park - Asbury Park NJ

 
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Casino Arena Skateboard Park - Asbury Park NJ

General Information

Skatepark Name
Casino Arena Skateboard Park
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
September 23, 1977
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Lights
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
inside
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
wood

Location

Address
Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 07712, United States
Postal Code
07712
Latitude
40.22
Longitude
-74
City
Asbury Park

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

First version of the skatepark located within Asbury Park's iconic boardwalk casino

This indoor park was designed by the local group known as The International SKA-bo Club and was intended to be a competition site.  It included a 17-foot high takeoff ramp leading to a 22 foot high wallride/quarterpipe with a reported 8 feet of vert, as well as an 80 foot long, 40 foot high slalom course.

The park held what was reportedly the largest east coast competition of 1978, which attracted over a thousand competitors.

Additional photos of the park can be found in the April 1978 issue of Wild World of Skateboarding about NJ local skater Beth Fishman

The casino was closed in 1980 after incurring storm damage. It was reopened in the 1990's, but the skatepark moved from the arena to the carousel house.

Photos

Ska-bo ad following completion of Casino skatepark
Casino Arena Skateboard Park - Asbury Park NJ

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