Find all skateparks in Orange County. If you’re looking for a place to skate in Orange County, you’ve got a lot of options on the table. Often which skatepark is right for you can be entirely based on location, but there’s factors to consider. Some parks are free, others open and close at different hours, and have different ramps to accommodate a large or small volume of skaters. Here’s a list of Orange County skateparks to consider.
Anaheim West Skatepark at Brookhurst Park
2271 W. Crescent Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Anaheim West Skatepark is located in Brookhurst Park and is near the baseball field. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to dusk, but doesn’t have dedicated lights, so skate as long as time permits. The surface of this skatepark is very smooth, so you can be prepared for a nice skate. There’s plenty of ledges, stairs, rails and a six foot deep pool with a brick wall that surrounds the park. Anaheim West is a nice place to go for a smaller skating session. It’s also good for bikes and scooters.
This park was re-created as a tribute to the old Sadlands park with similar craters and ramps. Sadlands opened in 1974 and had an iconic mini moonscape which was modified in 1989 to discourage skateboarding. In the early 1980s it became famous in the skating world and was even one of Tony Hawk’s favorite places to skate.
Manzanita Skate Park
1260 N. Riviera Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
Manzanita skate park features a 7-foot-deep bowl for experienced skaters, 3-foot-deep beginner bowl, a skate plaza plus grind ledges, rails, ramps. There is mural with a silhouette of skaters doing handstands, bowl drop-ins, grinding and other tricks, set against a California sunset. The park was designed by Los Angeles-based Spohn Ranch Inc. who also designed Anaheim skate parks at Schweitzer and Palm Lane parks and Veterans Skate Park at Tustin Legacy.
Miraloma Park & Family Resource Center
2600 East Miraloma Way, Anaheim, CA 92806
Miraloma skatepark is a good street skating spot with a few boxes, rails, and ramps. Nothing huge here, and the park is a bit small but plenty of space and a fun place to try out a few tricks and get a skate session in for a few hours.
Palm Lane Skatepark – Anaheim
1595 W. Palais Road, Anaheim, CA 92802
Palm Lane Skatepark is one of two skateparks that were funded with a donation from Disney. The 5,000 square foot park features a variety of street and transition elements including ledges, rails, and some orange slice elements. The park is great for neighborhood kids from the nearby elementary and junior high schools. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
150 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim, CA 9280
Ponderosa skatepark is a small neighborhood skatepark that is good for all levels of skating. Because of the size, the park can get crowded quick, but can be fun with just a few skaters. The features include a bowl, ledges, small stairs, and rails.
Schweitzer Skatepark – Anaheim
218 S. Bel Air Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Thanks to a donation from Disney, Schwitzer Skatepark is now open. The circular 5,000 square foot skatepark features ledges and rails and is a good place for a street skating session. There are no lights here and the park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Brea Skatepark at Arovista Park
415 West Elm Street, Brea, CA 92821
The recently renovated skatepark features new stairs, railings, and retaining walls plus a 9-foot drop, topping what is seen at many other local skate parks. This is a small skatepark with mini-ramp transitions, a kidney bowl, banks, rails, ledges, a pyramid, and a fun box. There is no pool or vert ramp at this location. The free skatepark is open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Helmets, elbow pads, and kneepads are enforced.
Brea Skatepark at Olinda Ranch
4001 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823
Brea Skatepark at Olinda Ranch is not officially a designated skatepark, but there is a small area with a concrete bowl that is available for skateboarding. The surrounding neighborhood park features basketball courts, sports fields, and restrooms.
Buena Park Skateparks
Buena Park Skatepark at Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park, CA 90620
Designed mostly for street skaters, the Buena Park skatepark features a variety of transitions including a mix of prefab quarter pipes, concrete stairs, ledges, a pyramid, a manual box, and rails. Buena Park Skatepark is open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Costa Mesa Skateparks
Costa Mesa Skate Park aka Volcom Skate Park
900 Arlington Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Costa Mesa Skate Park is a great park for all the different levels of skaters, with a large variety of ramps and pools including a v-shaped vert bowl, a mini peanut, rails, steps, and more. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and has lights. The skate area is located across from Tewinkle Park near the tennis courts and the Costa Mesa Bark Park. The surface is fairly smooth, and well maintained. Wearing helmets and pads is enforced.
Cypress Skate Plaza at Veteran’s Park
4554 Avenida Granada, Cypress, CA 90630
The Cypress Skate Plaza is a small but designated skate spot located in Veterans Park. The skate area has an 8-star with a middle rail, a lot of flat open space, and a few good ledges. Not a huge skatepark, but enough space to grind your trucks on some ledges and practice a few tricks.
801 W. Valencia Dr., Fullerton, CA 92832
The Fullerton Skatepark at Independence Park re-opened in 2012 after a two year closure, and is fresh and new and ready to be skated. Wearing helmets and pads is enforced here, and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. It’s got plenty of ramps, and is good for kids and beginners with lots of hips and a small bowl. The surrounding park has a pool and tennis courts with plenty of parking.
Garden Grove Skateparks
Garden Grove Skatepark
9301 Westminster Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844
The Garden Grove Skatepark is located inside Garden Grove Park near the basketball courts and can be easily accessed from Deodara Drive. The skatepark is small, but features a variety of terrain for the street skater including a Las Vegas marble bench, a quarter pipe, a Hollywood stair bank, and Jersey barriers. Another bonus is there are lights here, and skating is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Woodbury Park *Coming soon
13800 Rosita Pl, Garden Grove, CA 92843
Coming soon! As part of a $6,000,000 improvement project 9,600 sq-ft of skateboard obstacles will be installed at the park.
Huntington Beach Skateparks
21377 Magnolia Street (near the corner of Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue), Huntington Beach, CA 92646
The Edison Community Center recently created a street-style skate park and opened in July 2021. The skate park is part of the second-phase of that plan. The skatepark is a bit basic, with no bowls or ramps but there are plans to further enhance the park and the city will solicit feedback from the community.
Huntington Beach Vans Off The Wall Skatepark
7471 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Vans strikes again with a well-rounded skatepark open to the public for free. Don’t go on Wednesdays, because the park hosts BMX those days. You can still go Wednesday, but you’ll be moved to one side of the park in the large bowl. Staff enforces helmets and pads and minors must have a guardian come to the park to sign a waiver before they can skate. The park is open seven days a week if weather permits from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Vans skatepark hosts skate clinics for beginners of all ages.
14701 Harvard Ave, Irvine, CA 92606
The Harvard Skatepark in Irvine offers 10,000 square feet of skating space with lights for night skating. This is a great neighborhood skate park, worth coming out for locals. Features include a bowl and a spine, rails, and plenty of ledges. Helmets and pads are enforced. The park is open daily, but is closed on major holidays.
La Habra Skateparks
La Habra Skatepark
1208 Fahringer Way, La Habra, CA 90631
A small skatepark with a mini bowl, some rails, a spine, and a few quarter pipes. It’s a decent park, worth hitting if you’re local, but not one to travel to. A warning for anyone still looking to attend this park – it’s no longer open! Check out some other parks listed – there’s plenty.
Laguna Hills Skateparks
Laguna Hills (LAGS) Skatepark
25401 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
LAGS skatepark is a nice sized park with a variety of features including a pyramid, rails, stairs, a taco, and quarter pipes. Great place for trying out tricks and flips. This is an unsupervised facility but helmets are enforced if the police show up and bikes and scooters aren’t allowed. There are lights at LAGS and it is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On Sundays, the park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Laguna Niguel Skateparks
Laguna Niguel Skate & Soccer Park
22745 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
The Laguna Niguel Skatepark is 20,000 square feet of concrete skate surface with a variety of features that appeal to everyone from beginners to pros. Helmet and pad rules are always enforced and BMX riders are allowed during specific times. The park is open from noon to 9:30 p.m. on school days and 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekends, holidays, and school breaks. The Laguna Niguel skatepark charges a fee – $10 for one time admission, $40 for and annual pass for Laguna Niguel residents, and $80 for an annual pass for non-residents. The skate park offers classes, skate camps, birthday parties, and late night skate sessions.
Lake Forest Skateparks
20028 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
The Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest is what skater dreams are made of. The park consists of 62,000 square feet of skateable space making it the largest free skatepark in America. The flow of the park layout offers up some of the longest rides covering a variety of terrain including a skull bowl, shark pool with two death boxes and shallow end stairs, a street course with two sets of stairs, a mini bowl and more. A must for every skateboarder.
Mission Viejo Skateparks
Mission Viejo Beebe Skatepark
24190 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo, California 92692
The Beebe skatepark opened in 1999 and has maintained it’s popularity among local young skaters. At 9,000 square feet, it’s not huge, but features include a vert wall, concrete bowl, stairs, spine, rails, a pyramid, a bauer box, and ramps. Pretty good selection for a small space and makes for a fun afternoon practicing drop-ins and kick flips. Helmets and pads are enforced, although this is an unsupervised facility and it’s open daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Grijalva Park *Proposed
368 N Prospect St, Orange, CA 92866
The Orange City Council has unanimously approved plans to fund and construct a place to skate on undeveloped land at Grijalva Park.
Vans Skatepark – Orange * The skatepark is closed, the store remains open.
20 City Blvd. W. Bldg. A, Suite 2, Orange, CA 92868
The Vans Skatepark used to charge a fee for skating, but they now offer free skate sessions to all. The park is located in the Outlets at Orange, and sometimes parking can be difficult if you go on weekends. During the week, parking is fairly open. They have both an indoor and an outdoor course, so weather is no object on any day that you’d like to skate.
For those that remember the famous Big “O” skatepark with the pool called the “capsule” closed in 1981. It was part of a waterslide park and located next to the Holiday Skatepark off Chapman and the 55.
Morales Skateboarding Company
700 S Van Buren St, Unit B, Placentia, CA 92870
Morales Skateboarding Company is a private skateboarding facility that is designed for ramp and bowl riding only. This is a great place to learn to ride ramps and bowls and private lessons are available for ages five and up. In addition to lessons, skate sessions are available at varying prices, starting at $20 for a 2-hour session. Private events and group lessons are also available.
Rancho Santa Margarita Skateparks
Rancho Santa Margarita Skatepark
24328 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
The Rancho Santa Margarita Skatepark is a good sized park and has elements for both pool and street skaters. There is a pool and a bowl, stairs, rails, and lots of ledges. Although, some don’t like the design of some of the elements, there is still a lot of positive feedback about this park and it’s worth taking a ride to decide for yourself. The park is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week and is unsupervised, but helmets and pads are required.
Santa Ana Margarita Skateparks
Santa Ana Skatepark aka Centennial Skatepark
Centennial Regional Park
3000 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
The Santa Ana Skatepark at Centennial Park is a dream spot for street skaters. This is a good sized area and there’s several banks of stairs, rails, ledges, fun boxes, and a few other obstacles. The park has a good layout and everyone from beginners to serious skaters can have a blast at this neighborhood skatepark. There’s no lights here so skating is available from dawn to dusk.
720 E 6th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
This park features one large bowl shaped skatepark element.
San Clements Skateparks
San Clemente Ralphs Skate Court
241 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92672
Ralph’s Skate Court is a popular and fun spot for skateboarding. The free skatepark has 14,000 square feet of skatable space and includes rails, several bowls, spines, ledges, and some nice transitions. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk, but is closed on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for maintenance. The San Clemente parks department hosts learn to skate classes and an annual skateboarding tournament here. Definitely a fun park worth checking out.
San Juan Capistrano Skateparks
San Juan Capistrano Skatepark *Approved to build
32681 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The skate park will have about 28,300 square feet, with 21,700 square feet of skating area. The plan calls for a mix of features, including a street plaza with rails and curbs, bowls, pools and transitions and stairs. The park will be built on city-owned farmland between the ecology center and San Juan Sports Park.
Stanton Skatepark at Central Park
10660 Western Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
The Stanton Skatepark is located in the new Stanton Central Park with 9,000 square feet of skateable space. The park includes stairs, rails, transitions, and ledges, and is a fun spot for a street session. The park has lights and is open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the weekends. During the summer and winter and spring breaks, the park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the weekends.
Veterans Sports Park at Tustin Legacy
1645 Valencia Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
The 12,000 square foot skatepark is a modern skatepark design that balances street and transition-style terrain. A 4’ – 6’ bowl anchors the center of the space and is elevated from the street section to create a bit of traffic control. Surrounding the bowl is a rail paradise with a variety of grind rails including a flat rail, handrail, bump-to-rail and A-frame rail. The skatepark design also features a skateable eagle sculpture that ties into the larger park’s patriotic theme.
Veterans Sports Park is located on Valencia Avenue, between Tustin Ranch Road and Red Hill Avenue; it is the newest edition to the development of Tustin Legacy. Veterans Sports Park spans over 32 acres, making it the biggest park in the city.
Liberty Skatepark in Westminster
13900 Monroe St, Westminster, CA 92683
Liberty skatepark is moderate sized, fun skate park in Westminster. There is a small bowl with a hip, smooth banks, ledges, and rails. A little something for everyone. Liberty is a good park for beginners to get their feet wet and a good place for experienced skaters to practice and get in a warm up session. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. There are a few nearby street lights, but the skate park itself is not directly lit.
Unincorporated Orange County Areas
Ladera Ranch Terramor Skatepark
26283 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
This is a fun skatepark with several bowls and street skating elements, but it is part of a private community. If you are not at the skatepark with a resident or in possession of a guest pass, you will be asked to leave the park. They do a good job of enforcing this, but unfortunate to outsiders who want to enjoy a good skatepark.
Just Outside Orange County
Long Beach El Dorado Skatepark
2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815
This skatepark has the usual of what you’re looking for: stairs, rails, ledges, and boxes. It definitely will do, but this is not the smoothest of parks around and the layout could use some rearranging. Parking is ample and easy and it’s partially lit with lights from the surrounding sports fields. The El Dorado skate park is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is a good mid-level park for skaters.
Orange County Cities with Skateparks:
Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, La Habra (unincorporated), Lake Forest, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster.
Orange County Cities without Skateparks:
Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Los Alamitos, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach, Villa Park, Yorba Linda
Famous Skaterboarders from Orange County
- Jason Lee (Santa Ana, CA)
- Neil Unger (Anaheim, CA)
- Ronnie Creager (Orange, CA)
- Ryan Sheckler (San Clemente, CA)
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