Venice’s skate park is on the beach and it rules! This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and a street section with steps, rails and platforms. The design for the 3.5 million dollar park came “from local skaters and skating professionals” touts L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendal’s office. The facility, which opened Oct. 3 2009 took 10 months to build. Location: 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291. Parking Lot: 2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291. View additional parking and visitor’s information. Skate Park Rules: Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Sunset – Daily No BMX, scooter or bicycles allowed in the skate plaza. Helmets, elbow, kneepads required for all skateboarders. No unauthorized equipment, obstacles, or apparatus allowed. No glass bottles No graffiti, tagging or stickers No smoking, alcohol or drug use Dispose of trash in trash receptacles. No skateboarding or skating while under the influence or alcohol, drugs or the combined influence of alcohol or drugs. Do not skate when it’s wet. No food or beverage within skating plaza area. Animals are now allowed in the skate plaza area. L; In this photo: Ger-I Lewis, Jessie Martinez, City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, and Ex-mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the 2009 Skate Park grand opening day. Need a lesson or skate rentals? Learn to kick flip, shred the snake run or drop into the big bowl with Jays Rentals or Roll Model Skateboarding Lessons! Need a skateboard? Shop local at Arbor Venice! Arbor Skateboards. Mindfully Crafted Since 1995. Located right by the Venice pier, the Arbor Venice location is the ideal place to see all the newest Arbor Products from Snowboards to Skateboards and Clothing to Accessories. 102 Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90292. For more info: arborcollective.com View past Venice Skate events by Venice Paparazzi Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic and Venice Originals’ after party Life Rolls On Bassride-Skate-Contest Tony Hawk and the Sonic Generation View 2008-present skate event photo galleries by Venice Paparazzi Special events/filming. Special events, contests or filming are not allowed in the Skate Plaza unless authorized by the City of L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks. For permit and filming information, call 310.399.2775. Websites: veniceskatepark.com JuiceMagazine.com Venice Skate Alliance arborcollective.com Skate Movies: Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Lords of Dogtown Made In Venice – A Film By Jonathan Penson Arbor Collective :: Crossing the Grain – Mindfully Crafted for 25 Years View Venice Beach Skate Live Cam!