Events at the Newly Expanded Etnies Skatepark in California

The 16,000 sq. ft. Etnies Skatepark expansion area in Lake Forest, was revealed on Aug. 20. Etnies Skatepark is the largest, free public Skatepark in America (Park Entry Fee: Free to ride for Lake Forest Residents. Non-Residents pay an annual fee of $5 for an ID card). Moreover, Etnies Skatepark is an award-winning park with familiar features as other Skateparks such as San Francisco’s China Banks in Chinatown and the Pier 7 Ledge off the Embarcadero. Many of all-ages cruised on by to celebrate as well as enjoy a backyard-style pool and cradle Skatepark at the grand opening.

Skateboarding is a fun and great activity for anyone. Etnies Skatepark is the only all-ages recreational park that offers live music in South Orange County. The park architecture is beautifully engineered, nearby a pleasant trail that provides a safe and lively environment for the entire family. I’ve seen a preschooler rolling side to side and pulling stunts just as an adult would. It’s very impressive to see how coordinated these young future pros can be. The youngest skateboarder in the “World Records,” is Evan Wasser, who was a toddler at the time he started skateboarding. A clip of Evan on the board can be seen here on YouTube.


Band Nights at the Skatepark: Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest will be hosting a “Band Nights at the Skatepark,” from 6 to 10 p.m., on Sept. 16. Fees are $5 at the door per person, located at 20028 Lake Forest Dr. Bands such as JFA, The Stitches, and Dubluva will be performing to help raise money in order to keep this safe park free (for a detailed list of bands playing, call 949-916-5870). You may also recommend your choice of bands for future events, by dropping off a demo CD at the Skatepark office. If you can’t make it to the event in September, there will be more upcoming “Band Nights at the Skatepark,” on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18 (same time, price and place).

Etnies Skatepark Contests: In addition to the “Band Nights at the Skatepark,” Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest will be holding a couple of Fall Classic Contests. The “Hallow’s Eve Bowl Jam,” will be held from 4 to 10 p.m., on Oct. 28. Tickets are $25 for day of entry (includes a contest T-shirt). Registration starts at 3 p.m. on the day of the event. The “Skate Street Contest,” will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Nov. 26 (fee of $25 and includes a contest T-shirt). Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of event.

For more information on recreations, contact 949-461-3450 or visit the website here.

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