BOOK APPENDIX
SKATEPARKS OF THE 1970s

Directory of all known skateparks constructed during the 1970s, divided into the United States and the rest of the World. Although every effort was made to make these listings as complete as possible, some information may be missing and will be updated accordingly in future editions of A Secret History of the Ollie.



This directory is divided into two sections. The first section is the United States, in alphabetical order by state, and the second section is all other countries, in alphabetical order by country. Parks that are listed in the orange type means they are still open at the time the skatepark directory in A Secret History of the Ollie was printed (First edition, February 2015).

For the most current list of these historic parks with other details and information, please visit the Skatepark History Project at SkateparkHistory.org or the Skateboarding Heritage Foundation website at SkateboardingHeritage.org.

UNITED STATES

Alabama
Flying Wheels, Gadsden
Get-A-Way, Huntsville
Skate-A-Wave, Mobile
Wheel Away, Pelham
Wheel-A-Wave, Birmingham

Alaska
Top of the World Skatepark, Anchorage

Arizona
Fiberglass Park, Phoenix
High Roller, Phoenix
Metrowave, Phoenix
Permanent Wave, Mesa
Sidewalk Surf Park, Tempe
Skateboard Park, Phoenix
Tucson Skateboard Park, Tucson

Arkansas
Skater Town, Little Rock

California
Alameda Skate Park, Alameda
Aloha Skatetown, Westlake Village
Antelope Slopes Skateboard Park, Lancaster
Badlands Skatepark/Shady Acres, Long Beach
Big O, Orange
Boogie Bowl, Glendale
California Grand Prix, Pomona
Campbell Skatepark, Campbell
Canyon County Skateboard Park, Canyon Country (Saugus)
Carlsbad Skate Park/Sparks, Carlsbad
Clayton Valley Skatepark, Concord
Colton SkaterCross, Colton
Concrete Wave, Anaheim
Del Mar Skateboard Ranch, Del Mar
Derby Skatepark, Santa Cruz
El Cajon, El Cajon
Empire Skatepark, Rohnert Park
Endless Wave, Bakersfield
Endless Wave, Oxnard
Escape Country/Skateboard Junction, Trabuco Canyon
Fieldhouse Skatepark, Thousand Oaks
Fountain Valley Skateboard Park, Fountain Valley
Fremont skatepark, Fremont
Glendora Pipeline Skatepark, Glendora
Golf & Fun Skatepark, Santa Barbara
Grand Prix of Pomona Skatepark, Pomona
Heat Wave, Modesto
Hunters Point Dish, aka The Dish, San Francisco
Inland Surf Skatepark, Stockton
Lakewood Center Skateboard World, Lakewood
Marina Del Rey, W. Los Angeles
Mogul Bowl, Fresno
Moving On, San Diego
National Skateboard Center (NSC), El Cajon
Oasis Skatepark, San Diego
Paved Pacific, Westminster
Pleasanton Skate World, Pleasanton
Pomona Pipe and Pool Company, Pomona
Rainbow Skatepark, Sacramento
Rancho Mediterrania Skatepark, Colton
Ride On Skatepark, Newark
Rim Rider, Burlingame
Santa Cruz Skate Park, Santa Cruz
Sidewalk Surfpark, Fountain Valley
Sierra Wave, Rancho Cordova
Skateboard Heaven, Spring Valley
Skateboard Odyssey, Mission Viejo
Skateboard Palace, Carmichael
Skateboard World, Torrance
Skateboard World USA, Bakersfield
Skatepark Modesto, Modesto
Skatepark Montebello, Montebello
Skatepark Paramount, Paramount
Skatepark Soquel, Soquel
Skatepark Victoria, Milpitas
Skater Crater, San Bernardino
SkaterCross, Reseda
Skatopia, Buena Park
Solid Wave, Arroyo Grande
Sparks Goleta, Goleta
Surf De Earth, Vista
The Galaxy, Northridge
The Pipeline, Upland
The Runway Pro-Am Skateboard Park, Carson
University Community Park Skateboard Run, Irvine
Whirlin’ Wheels, Escondido
Wild Wheels, Covina
Willow Skateboard Park, Pomona
Winchester Skatepark, Campbell

Colorado
Concrete Curl, Denver
Earth Surfer, Colorado Springs
Hi-Roller, Boulder
Up The Wall, Colorado Springs

Connecticut
Climax Skatepark, New Haven
Rock Park, Colchester
Stokin’ Heaven, Vernon

Delaware
Easy Rider, Wilmington
High Rollers, Dover

Florida
Bro Bowl, aka Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skateboard Bowl, Tampa
(The Bro Bowl was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 2013)
Cadillac Wheels Skateboard Concourse, Pompano Beach
Clearwater Skateboard Park, Clearwater
Concrete Surf, Miami
Earthin’ Surfin’, St. Petersburg
Fort Myers Mini-Golf/Golf Club Skateboard Park, Fort Myers
Ground Swell Skatepark, Fort Pierce
Indian Harbour Skatepark, Indian Harbour Beach
Kissimmee Skateboard World, Kissimmee
Kona Skate Park, Jacksonville
Lakeland Skateboard Arena, Lakeland
Longwood Skateboard Track/Pipeline, Longwood
Longwood Skatepark, Orlando
Paved Wave, Cocoa Beach
Paved Wave, Pensacola
Rainbow Wave, Tampa
Ride the Glass, Fort Lauderdale
Rollin’ Waves, Pinellas Park
Safe Surf Skateboard Park, Fort Pierce
Saturn Skate Park, Titusville
Sensation Basin, Gainesville
Skate Wave, Tampa
Skateboard City, aka SkatBoard City, Port Orange
Skateboard Heaven, Fort Lauderdale
Skateboard Paradise, Panama City Beach
Skateboard Safari, West Palm Beach
Skateboard USA, Hollywood
Solid Surf, Fort Lauderdale
Surferdrome, Sarasota
The Runway, Miami
Tomoka Moonforest Skateboard Park, Ormond Beach

Georgia
Concrete Challenge, Savannah
Concrete Curl, Marietta
Concrete Surf, Decatur
National Skateboard Park, Lake City
National Skatepark of Georgia, Forest Park
Nova Skate Park, Brunswick
Odyssey, Columbus
Skateboard Surf, Atlanta
Southeastern Skateboard Park, Columbus

Hawaii
Aala International Park, Honolulu
Skatewave Hawaii, Waipahu

Idaho
Americana Skatepark, Boise
Chinks Peak Skatepark, Pocatello

Illinois
Country Surf’n Skateboard Park, Springfield
Olympic Skateboard Arena, Rolling Meadows
Rainbow Sports, Chicago

Indiana
Indy Skatepark, Indianapolis
Le Vee Plaza Skatepark, West Lafayette

Kansas
Rolling Magic, Lenexa

Louisiana
Cajun Skatepark, Lafayette
Solid Surf, Baton Rouge
Thunder Board Skate Park, Gretna
Zoom City, New Orleans

Maryland
Cascade, Baltimore
Concrete Wave, Baltimore
Crofton Intl. Skatepark, Crofton
Earthwave Skate Park, Edgewood
Freestyle Skatepark, Gaithersburg
Funtime Freestyle Skate Park, Gaithersburg
Glass Wave/Glasswave, Gaithersburg
Harford County Skateboard Park, Edgewood
Ocean Bowl, Ocean City
Riverside Public Park, Baltimore
Rockville, Rockville
Rolling Surf, Ocean City
Salisbury Skatepark (Parks and Recreation Dept.), Salisbury
Sandy Hills/Lansdowne, Lansdowne
Waldorf skatepark, Waldorf

Massachusetts
Berkshire Skateboard ParkInc., Berkshire
Centrifugal Force, Seekonk
Pioneer Valley, Chicopee
Skateboard USA, Peabody
Wooden Wave, Haverhill
Zero Gravity, Cambridge

Michigan
Astro Speedway Skatepark, Jenison
California Skateboard, Detroit
Cosmic Wave, Kalamazoo
Endless Summer, Roseville
Hi Roller East, Fenton
Odyssey Skatepark, Livonia
Playland Skatepark, Flint
Redford Skate Park, Redford
Skateboard City, Warren
Skateboard World, Grand Rapids
Vague (The Wave) Skateboard Park, Bloomfield Hills

Minnesota
Maplewood skateboard park, Maplewood
Riding-The-Glass, Eden Prairie

Mississippi
Concrete Surf, Tupelo
Solid Surf, Jackson

Missouri
Banzai Pipeline, Kansas City
Earth Surf of Bridgeton, Bridgeton
Skate Wave, Harvester
Skateboard Cities of the Ozarks, Springfield
Columbia skatepark, Columbia
Stop ‘n Sock Fun Center, St. Charles

Nebraska
Concrete Wave of Omaha, Omaha

Nevada
Flow Motion Skatepark, Reno
Las Vegas Desert Surf, Las Vegas
Mile High Skatepark, Reno
Skatemaze, Las Vegas
New Hampshire
Great Bay Arena, Newington
Skateboard Center, Manchester
Wizard, Hooksit
Wizard, Manchester

New Jersey
Casino Arena, Ashbury Park
Cherry Hill Skatepark, Cherry Hill
Free Spirit, Beach Haven
Fyber Rider Skatepark, Lakewood
Monster Bowl, Seaside Heights
Off The Wall, Point Pleasant Beach
Paved Wave, Ocean
Somers Point, Somers Point
Super Surf Skatepark, Vineland
The Paved Wave Skateboard Park, Oakhurst
Vernon Valley Ski Area Skatepark, Vernon
Weber’s Wave, Brooklawn
Wonderwave Skateboard Park, Ocean City

New Mexico
Blue Skies, Albuquerque
Roller Cross, Albuquerque
Roswell skatepark, Roswell

New York
Ashbury Park, Ashbury Park
Competition Indoor Arena, Clay
Concrete Wave, Farmingdale
Darien Lake Skateboard City, Darien Center
East Coast Skateboard Arena, Huntington, Long Island
Great Bay Arena, Newington
Island Skatepark, Staten Island
North Port Skatepark, Long Island
Skate-Away Skateboard Arena, Nanuet
Skatopia, Long Island

North Carolina
Banks ‘n Bowls, Winston-Salem
Barney’s Concrete Curl, Nags Head
Concrete Connection, Charlotte
Concrete Pipeline, Emerald Isle
Dogwood, Winston-Salem
Freewheelin’, Wrightsville Beach
Freewheelin’ Skate Ranch, Wilmington
Polar Palace, Charlotte
Skate(board) Carnival, Morehead City
Solid Surf, Emerald Isle
The Skateboard Park, Carolina Beach
Wacky Golf–Double Tuff Skatepark, Wilmington
Wizard Skatepark, Dunn
Wizard Skatepark, Fayetteville
Wizard Skatepark, Raleigh
Wizard Skatepark, Wilmington

North Dakota
American Sportsman Skatepark, Fargo

Ohio
Apple, Columbus
High Roller, Elyria
Rainbow Skatepark, Tallmadge
Skateboard Paradise, Elyria
Soaring High Skatepark, Holland
Soaring High Skatepark, Toledo
Surf’s Up Skatepark, Warren
(unknown), Willowick

Oklahoma
Ridge Rider, Tulsa

Oregon
High Tide Skateboard Park, Medford
(unknown), Bend

Pennsylvania
Eastern Skateboard Park, Carlisle
Eastern Skateboard Park, Norristown
Paved Wave (later Philadelphia Skateboard Park), Philadelphia
Philadelphia Skateboard Park (Recreation Dept.), Philadelphia
Philadelphia Skatepark, Cornwall Heights
Skateball Den, Conshohocken
Sports Circus, Tully Town
Thunder D’ohm, York
Wild Waves Skate Park, Erie

Rhode Island
Ocean Skatepark, East Providence
Ocean Skatepark, Warwick
Yawgoo Valley Skate Park, Slocum

South Carolina
Cosmic Wave, Columbia
Fun Land Skateboard Park, Myrtle Beach
Mach 1, Columbia
Myrtle Beach Skateboard Park, Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach Skatepark, North Myrtle Beach
RedWhite & Blue, South Myrtle Beach
Spartanburg Skatepark, Spartanburg
Waverider Skatepark, Charleston
West Side, Florence
Wizard Skatepark, Dunn
Wizard Skatepark, Florence

South Dakota
Skate All Park, (unknown city)
Skateboard Park, Sioux Falls

Tennessee
Jetway of Bartlett, Bartlett
Jetway of Mount Mariah, Memphis
Orange Wave, Knoxville
Rainbow Rapids, Knoxville
Super Bowl, Knoxville

Texas
( N.E.) Skateboard Slopes, San Antonio
All-A-Board, San Antonio
Corpus Christi Skate Park, Corpus Christi
Desert Surfing Skateboard Park, El Paso
Earth Surf, El Paso
Free Flight, Carrollton
Galveston, Galveston
Gulf Coast Skatepark, Houston
Holly Hills Skatepark, Corpus Christi
Lone Star Skatepark, Killian
Midcity Skateboard Park, Grand Prairie
Riding the Glass, Houston
Sierra Wave, Rancho Cordova
Skateboard City, Houston
Skatepark, Galveston Island
Skater’s Crater, Pasadena
Solid Surf, Houston
South Bay Skateboard Park, unknown city
Surf City, San Angelo
Texas Pipeline, Houston
Texas Skateboard Park, Houston
USA Skateboard, Irving
Wizard, Dallas
Wizard, Garland

Utah
Nordic Valley Skatepark, Nordic Valley

Virginia
Concrete Pipeline, Virginia Beach
Flow Motion Skatepark, Richmond
Glass Glider, Roanoke
Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach
Skate Mall Wall, Springfield
Skate World, Alexandria
Skate World West, Springfield
Skatepark of Norfolk, Norfolk
Skateworld, Alexandria
The Skateboard Park, Norfolk
Thunderbowl, Virginia Beach

Washington
E.J.’s Skatewaves, Spokane
Everett Skatepark, Everett
Highrider Skateboard Center, Mercer Island
Olympic Skateboard Park, Olympia
Skate Away Skatepark, Bellingham
Tri-Cities Skatepark, Kennewick

Wisconsin
Moondust Skatepark, Sheboygan
Surfin’ Turf, Greenfield


WORLD

Australia
Albany Skate Track, Albany
Geraldton Skateboard Track, Geraldton
West Hobart Public Skate Park, West Hobart

Brazil
Alfaville, Rio de Janeiro
Club dos 12, Rio Jacarepagua
Frente Skate Park, (unknown city)
Jurerê Snake Run, Santa Catarina
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro
Sul Swell Skatepark, Rio Grande
Wavepark, São Paulo

Canada
Le Track, Montreal
National Sports & Recreation, Saskatoon
Nun’s Island, Montreal
Ontario Skateparks, (unknown city)
Penticton Funspot Skatepark, Penticton
Saanich Skatewave, Victoria
Seylynn skatepark, Vancouver
Skateboard City, Toronto
Skateboard Palace, Burnaby
Skateboard Park No. 1, (unknown city)
Skatepark, Quebec
Skatopia 1, Calgary
Skywave, Winnipeg
Super Bowl, Scarborough
T & J Skateboarding, Kelowna
West Vancouver Skatepark/Public Park, West Vancouver

France
Beton Hurlant, Paris
La Villette, Paris
Prime Paris, Paris
Erromardie, Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Saintes skatepark, Saintes
La Roche-sur-Yon skatepark, La Roche-sur-Yon
Lorient skatepark, Lorient

Germany
(public skateboard track), Hamburg
Pfanni-Hills, Munich

Japan
California Skatepark, Shibuya, Tokyo
Taito Skateboard Center, Chiba

Mexico
Club de Patineta Dogtown, Mexico City
Skapistas de Mexico, Tijuana
Skateorama, Mexico City
Skatopistas del Sol, Zapopan (Guadalajara)
Netherlands
Het Hulsbeek, Oldenzaal

New Zealand
Cannon’s Creek, Porirua
Waihi Skateboard Park, Waihi

Spain
Skate-park Arenys, Arenys de Munt, Barcelona

Sweden
Eurocana Skate Camp, Rättvik
Gothenburg skateboard park, Gothenburg
New Sport House, Stockholm

Switzerland
Geneva indoor park, Geneva

United Kingdom
Arrow, Wolverhampton
Barnstaple Earth and Ocean, Barnstaple
Beachcomber, Hemsby
Bedminster, Bristol
Birkwood Skateboard Park, Wakefield
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
Bolton Skateboard City, Bolton
Botley Bowl, Oxford
Bowes Lyons Skatepark, Stevenage
Bowl, Norwich
Cantelowes, London
Cherry Bowl, Cherry Willingham
Colne, Manchester
Crewe Speedway Track, Crewe
Dean Lane “The Deaner” Skatepark, Bristol (1980s)
Earth and Ocean, Barnstaple
Edge Lane, Liverpool
Golden Gate Skatepark, Bootle
Guildford Halfpipe, Guildford
Halifax indoor park, Halifax
Harrow, London
Hartsdown Skatepark, Margate, Kent
Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Ilfracombe, Cornwall
Inner City Truckers, Chester
Kennington, London
Kidderminster Safari Park, Kidderminster
Livingston, Livingston, Scotland (1981)
Locomotion, Hemel Hempstead
Mad Dog bowl, London
Meanwhile Gardens, London
Millendreath, Cornwall
New Cross, London
Paignton YMCA, Paignton
Playing Place, Playing Place
Plymouth Zoo, Plymouth
Rolling Thunder, London
Rolling Thunder, Brentford
Rom, Romford, London (Listed on September 11, 2014 as a National Park in the U.K. by English Heritage.)
Scarborough skatepark, Scarborough
Skate City, London
Skate Escape, Portland
Skateboard City, Bolton
Skateboard Escape, Portsmouth
Skatestar, Guildford
Skatewave, Winkfield
Skatopia, Wolverhampton
Slades Farm, Bournemouth (1980)
Solid Surf, Southport
Southsea Skatepark, Southsea
Southbank, aka The Undercroft, Southbank, London
(
Southbank is not a skatepark but a natural skate spot that has been ridden since the early 1970s. It is included here for its historic relevance, and because it achieved some sense of preservation on September 17, 2014 after an arduous battle against commercial redevelopment plans for the Undercroft.)
Spanndrel Skate Dome, Uxbridge
St Anne’s Pier skatepark, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lancashire
St. Austell Leisure Centre, St. Austell
St. Georges, Bristol (1982)
Stockwell, London
Talacre, Plymouth
The Barn, Brighton
The Cage, Brighton
Wanlip, Leicestershire
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watlington, Oxford
Wicksteed Park, Kettering
Winsford, Cheshire
(unknown), Andover
(unknown), Basingstoke
(unknown), Canvey Island
(unknown), Cheshire
(unknown), Combe
(unknown indoor park), Chester
(unknown), Gillingham
(unknown square pool and bank), Ipswich
(unknown), Isle of Wight
(unknown), Knebworth
(unknown), Lincoln
(unknown), Little Bowden, aka Market Harborough
(unknown), Llandudno (Wales)
(unknown, behind Pandoras Pickle factory), Manchester
(unknown), Rhyl (Wales)
(unknown), Stalybridge
(unknown, Thruxton