ETNIES SKATEPARK OF LAKE FOREST BREAKS GROUND ON 16,000 SQUARE FOOT EXPANSION PROJECT—Final Expansion Will Make It the Largest Free Public Skatepark in the U.S.
Today the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest officially broke ground on its 16,000 square foot expansion project. Adding a variety of new features, the $1,000,000 expansion will set the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest at about 60,000 square feet, making it the largest free public skatepark in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. The park which is owned and operated by the City of Lake Forest offers year round classes, camps and special events.
The expansion concept created by skateboarder and community input, Nick Gates and the City of Lake Forest staff, and SITE Design Group, Inc., is scheduled to be completed by California Skateparks in mid-July 2011. The expansion area will include the following features:
- Mini bowl
- Street run with a set of six stairs, manny pad modeled after Pier 7, and an A-frame bump with rails
- Flow course featuring a 16-foot cradle and 11-foot vert wall, with a variety of pool and metal coping
- A backyard-style pool with shallow-end stairs, two death boxes and Tedder Stone pool coping
- Barbeque area for skate camps and events
- Upgrades to the existing park include adding pump bumps and a euro gap on the 5-flat-5 stair set