Blumenfield, Tony Hawk Inaugurate New Skatepark
Lanark Park Skate Plaza is the First Skatepark West of the Sepulveda Basin
CANOGA PARK, CA – Tony Hawk and members of the Birdhouse Skateboards team joined Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and City leaders today to help the community inaugurate the Lanark Skate Plaza: a brand new 14,000 sq. ft. street plaza style skatepark set among old-growth trees at Lanark Recreation Center in Canoga Park
Blumenfield joined the world famous skateboarder, the Birdhouse Team, and local youth, hopping on a skateboard to try out the new park.
“This is a great resource for the community,” said Blumenfield. “Growing up, I loved to skateboard, but we didn’t have anything like that. The Lanark Skate Plaza will be a great place for our kids to stay active, learn a sport, and do it in a way that is safe and fun.”
Lanark Recreation Center was identified as a potential skate park site by the Department of Recreation and Parks in 2008. Upon election to the City Council, in 2013 Blumenfield worked with Recreation and Parks to make this a priority project for the West Valley. The new skate plaza, designed by New Line Skateparks and built by California Skateparks, was partially funded by a Tony Hawk Foundation grant.
“I want to congratulate Canoga Park on this skatepark,” said Hawk. “We were happy to help, and it was the effort of the Councilman who made it happen and it’s exciting to be here.”
The skatepark is the first to be built west of the Sepulveda Basin and features a poured in place street plaza with hubbas, rails, ledges, and transitions.
"The Department of Recreation of Parks is extremely excited about the first skate facility to be built in Council District 3, and can't wait for the community to enjoy Lanark Skate Plaza for many years to come,” said Michael A. Shull, General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks.
Lanark Recreation Center is located at 21816 Lanark St. in Canoga Park and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 10:30 pm, and weekends from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.
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