El Dorado Skatepark - Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

 
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El Dorado Skatepark - Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
El Dorado Skatepark
Size (square footage, no comma)
12000 square feet.
Open / Closed
Open
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
Yes
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Designer
Purkiss-Rose

Location

Address
2800 Studebaker Road
Postal Code
90745
Latitude
33.81
Longitude
-118.1
City
Long Beach
Directions
From I405 Southbound take the Studebaker exit. (It's the last one before the I605 interchange) Take a left and go a couple lights and it's in the park on your right hand side. Behind the Community recreation Center.

Contacts

Phone Number
(562) 570-3225
Managment
City

Video Clips

*Gershon Mosley's"The Park Ranger series"-El Dorado skate park*sherogn

This park is free, concrete, outdoors and requires pads and helmet. It's open in the mornings until 10 p.m. There are many obstacles as you can seen, unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of good flow in this park. You constantly have to step off not to hit a wall or dead end. The transitions are poured very badly and they are so bumpy they can knock you right of your board.

Located in El Dorado Park West is a 12,000-square-foot park.

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Editor reviews

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(Updated: September 30, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Street Rating 
 
3.0
Tranny Rating 
 
2.0
Overall Rating 
 
2.0
I would have recommended it several years ago, but there are much better skateparks to ride in a 25 mile radius.
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What's frustrating, is that this is the skatepark closest to me, yet we rarely ever go. EVER. You nailed it with the original review: Lot's of dead ends, lumpy, coping sticks out, etc. Not to mention, very bad cross traffic when crowded.

However, there is a crew of young cats that rip this place and love it. There is an instagram account dedicated to all the rippers. More power to 'em. There's a saying that if you can rip Eldo, you can rip anywhere. Place is challenging.

A lot of us older skaters that live in area head up to Caruthers in Bellflower, so that should tell you how awkward this place is.

Legend has it, Wally Hollyday was very close to building this park, but got in argument with city and we got stuck with a sidewalk contractor to pour the concrete. Meaning, someone who had no idea how to build a skatepark, thus lumpy trannies. Wally Hollyday DID do the bowl at Caruthers, so we have this constant reminder of what could have been. I mean, seriously, can you imagine if Eldo had been build by Hollyday? How much better it would have been?

A few Eldo fun facts:

* This park was at some point so popular with scooters (and still is to a degree) that Razor came out with an "El Dorado" model scooter. No joke. (https://www.razor.com/products/pro-scooters/el-dorado/)

* Long Beach has free Wifi in the park! So this makes it easier to take pics of scooter riders and post to social media free of charge!

* The adjacent Senior Center has a kick-ass jazz big band that plays every Wednesday, mid-morning. Between this and the free wifi, you will seriously have a better time than skating that damn park. Seriously, you gotta check out the big band and the ballroom dancing, its fun and surreal.

* They replicated the same design at Huntington Park up in LA. Seriously, it's the same. exact. design. Except HP has a better pour and high, jail yard like fences. So if you ever wanted to know what Eldo would be like with a better pour AND feel like you are skating in a jail yard, then Huntington Park is the place for you.

* Also adjacent to the park is the roller hockey area, which is usually empty, and good place to practice flat ground tricks.

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At first glance, it looks like enough banks to keep you occupied for a short while.

However, the bowls are almost unridable because the coping sticks out so badly. It is hard to even ride out of the bowls without being stopped or hung up at the top.
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I would rather put my testicles in a vice than go here again. Lot's of pad enforcing pigs too!
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