Step into a Southern California-inspired city square where you can find the best skateboarding retailers and where skateboarding is not only allowed, but encouraged – everywhere.
Street skating is a form of skateboarding whereby skaters practice their tricks on curbs, stairs, furniture and other items commonly found on public streets. The challenge is that, while skateboarders enjoy street skating, many municipalities don’t want skateboarders around in these urban areas where the most desirable skating elements exist.
Skate Square is specifically designed for street skating with elements blended right into the design of the space. The setting is a welcoming, modern, urban city square environment, taking its architectural inspiration from skateboarding’s Southern California roots. Skate Square features the most well-respected retailers of skating equipment, accessories and apparel mixed with stair sets, rails, ledges, benches, planters and so much more for skaters to enjoy. Add in some unique dining opportunities, a focus on skater art, a virtual reality experience, live entertainment and special events, and it truly is a skater’s paradise!
The goal of Skate Square is not only to bring together the best skating retailers and provide an awesome skating experience, but also to pull back the curtain on skateboarding culture and help change the perspective of skating as it gains more mainstream recognition as a legitimate sport. We invite you now to roll on into Skate Square where skateboarding is not only allowed, but encouraged – everywhere.
- Learn more about where the idea for Skate Square came from
- View additional models and concept work
- Gain insight into planned operations
- Learn how sustainability and accessibility was integrated into the design
- View branding guides and expansion/franchise opportunities
Skate Square is divided into seven precincts, each with their own set of skating elements and features:
Park entrance, containing various services needed to enjoy your visit. Skating elements include benches and planters, as well as sets of 6, 9 or 14 stairs with rails. Also contains a coffee shop with balcony seating on the top floor overlooking the park. (Click image to enlarge)
The heart and soul of the park, skaters will enjoy the terraced central square with multiple stair sets and rails. All along the square are storefronts with top retailers selling skating equipment and apparel. This area also contains a VR skating experience and a skateboarder art gallery as well as multiple food trucks. (Click image to enlarge)
Below a busy freeway sheltered from the weather, skaters will enjoy half pipes, quarter pipes, stairs, ramps, ledges and a fully themed loading dock adorned with various crates and other materials. (Click image to enlarge)
Enjoy a classic indoor skatepark inside of these converted warehouses. Build and test your own runs using materials strewn throughout the alley way. Enter the construction zone and practice your tricks on the construction equipment or on the uneven roads. (Click image to enlarge)
Skate in the drained city pool, jump and grind on the steel-reinforced lounge chairs, or practice your best tricks on a playful series of platforms at varying heights. (Click image to enlarge)
When you’re ready for a break, find a seat at a picnic table and enjoy some shade. Or, run (or roll) through the splash pad for an extra burst of cool refreshment. (Click image to enlarge)
Jump and grind on the terraced seating to the beat of a live musician. This area is also designed to house headliner acts and can be used as a special event venue for separately ticketed shows. (Click image to enlarge)