Chink's Peak Skateboard Park - Pocatello ID

 
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Chink's Peak Skateboard Park - Pocatello ID

General Information

Skatepark Name
Chink's Peak
Size (square footage, no comma)
45000 square feet.
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
May 26, 1978
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Lights
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
outside
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
yes

Location

Address
South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, 83204, United States
Latitude
42.82
Longitude
-112.39

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

Abandoned and left standing for decades.

Built by Pocatellan skater Curby Maag, this park is named after a nearby mountain which had its name changed in 2001.  It is now referred to as Chinese Peak.

This park featured a snake run, a 22 foot deep bowl, and two beginner's runs, and included plans for a vert bowl that never materialized.  The park is rumored to have been officially closed in 1983, and has somehow never been completely buried or demolished.

Though it is private property, and skaters are not welcomed there any more, it is one of the last five remaining 1970's skateparks in the United States that retains its entire original structure (along with Kona, Lansdowne, Derby Park,  and Longview).  It is an important relic.

Videos

Lost in time: Exploring The remanence of Chinese Peak Skatepark

Map

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