GreenSkate Laboratory - Washington, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

 
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GreenSkate Laboratory - Washington, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
GreenSkate Laboratory
Lights
No
Inside or Outside
Outside
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Location

Address
2901 20th ST. NE
Postal Code
20001
Latitude
38.93
Longitude
-76.98
City
Washington
Directions
We are located at 2901 20th ST. NE, Washington, DC at the Langdon Park Recreation Center. This is close to major bus routes and has other amenities such as a recreation center, playground equipment and performance space.

I was in Washington DC this week on business, and dropped by the Green Skate Lab, which just opened a week ago. Read all about how they got it built at http://www.greenskatelab.org

The place is one big bowl, with real pool coping everywhere. The bowl is about 9ft in the deep side, and 6 ft in the other side. There is a 3-4 ft role over separating the two sides, but it only extends about half way. Then there is a shallow part that is about 3-4 ft deep, with real mellow transition, perfect to learn how to drop in over coping. There was even a deathbox!

The cement work was first rate, considering this was done with all volunteer labor. Very smooth, but not slippery. Better than most commercial work. The coping perfectly set, and rode like butter. These guys kicked butt!

There was so many lines in this place, it was just amazing. The kids in the neighborhood had just started to ride it, and there was a few that were starting to work the bowls. The place in built in a lower middle class DC neighborhood, so most of the kids couldn't afford boards. Every time I'd stop to rest, one would ask if he could ride my board. They were having a blast. Some had boards that were given to them because they had helped in the construction. I was trying to teach them how to drop in (blind leading the blind!). The kids were having so much fun!

I also ran into two Concrete Disciples skating the place, Seth (Letsgoskatepools) and John (Bulldog).

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Awesome skater-built pool (using tires and recycled materials). More like a backyard pool than a skatepark.
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