Skatepark - Hawaiian Gardens: VIDEOS
Clarkdale Park skatepark in Hawaiian Gardens, CA
August 17, 2015 • Duration: 03:24
Metal, pre-fab park in a neighborhood park in Hawaiian Gardens, CA. There is a tall fence around park that kids hop when gate is locked. The steel surface gets VERY hot and the ramps are very noisy when ridden. This park is a prime candidate for a rebuild. When we got there the kids were all using the basketball court to skate in, but all come over, hopped the fence to skate even though it was closed (Labor Day, no city staff to open...) Makes you wonder why the city has a fence in the first place if kids are just going to jump the fence. Imagine if a kid got hurt, the fire dept. would have to use a ladder to get up and over. City is not thinking that one through... Also, these horrible metal ramps are NOISY as heck, as you can tell from not being able to hear me speak at times in the video, AND these ramps get very hot. Couple of kids later told me they have gotten burns before. Had a good conversation with these guys after filming. Great bunch of kids that deserve a WAY better park. UPDATE: Revisited park on 9.27.2014 while it was open. Upon further inspection, these elements are not in such great shape. Many wheel-stopping gaps, edges, cracks on the ramps themselves and on surface.