The Stamford Skatepark

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General Information

Skatepark Name
The Stamford Skatepark
Size (square footage, no comma)
12000 square feet.
Opening Date
July 01, 2007
Open / Closed
  • Open
Lights
No
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Designer
Builder

Location

Address
Washington Blvd and Bridge St.
Postal Code
06902
Latitude
41.06
Longitude
-73.55
City
Stamford
Directions
For anyone travelling on I 95 get off exit 7 and go north on Washington Blvd. From the Merritt Parkway take exit 34 down Long Ridge Rd to Cold Spring Rd to Washington Blvd. Stamford is within an hours drive from New York City. There are also playgrounds, a climbing wall, and ice cream trucks. There is no beer allowed after 9 PM, no glass containers. Big oak trees surround the site so there is some shade, but with it comes debris from the trees - so bring a broom. And enjoy the cacophony of hot latin beats coming from the parking areas. Sweep! Rip! Pack yer trash!

Contacts

Managment
  • City

(2007-06-18)Finally we got some big stuff in Connecticut. The Stamford Skatepark in Scalzi Park opens July 1st, 2007. It will be free, at-your-own-risk, open during daylight hours, for skaters and the last remaining inline enthusiasts. No bikes allowed. Scalzi Park is located at the southwest corner of Washington Blvd and Bridge St. in Stamford, about a mile and a half up Washington Blvd. from the train station. The skatepark is approximately 12,000 sq. feet and can be found just past the technical high school on the right hand side of the park road. The site plan calls for adjacent basketball courts with lights and the city expects that this lighting will also reach the skatepark. There will also be additional parking. We will see about all that. The important thing is skatepark, which has some big fast transitions and everything else you get with Grindline. The big bowl has a 10ft. deep end, an 8ft. keyhole and an opver vert cradle with brick coping. There is also a 10ft. extension with granite bullnose on top. The "bonus" bowl is a snow man with the deep end in the middle and an escalating side to side elevation in the far end. At the top are 3 slabs of granite saved from the long-gone Skate Hut in Rhode Island. Everywhere the coping is either steel pipe or Federal Stone pool block with the pool block just about everywhere you want it. The tile in the keyhole is made of flat, irregularly arranged stones and it gets your attention. Oh yeah there is a street area, too. The Grindline crew was Little Eddie, Ed, Colette, Scotty and Joe the Dream Destoyers, and appearances by Merk and Hubbard. If these guys come to your town be sure and read about "hospitality protocol" in the Juice magazine interview section. Yes it will cost you money and the patience of loved ones, but you will get a kick ass skatepark. Their next job is in Wheeling, WV so stock up on Busch 30 packs and ice, Wheeling.-Bill Helene

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Connecticut is a small town
Find the secret vert ramp first, and make it a combo weekend once you get your written invitation.
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9/10
Skaters of all calibers will love this park.

Bikers should ride in the morning and early afternoon, watch for cops, and wear a helmet and positive attitude for leverage.
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