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.