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Skateboarding San Fran

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Skateboarding San Fran

Hi, son (15) and I heading to San fran late july, staying Union Sq area.

Are there any decent places to skateboard? Has San Fran got any noteable skateboard parks?

Not sure of the laws in that city about skating, say, down the waterfront?

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1. Re: Skateboarding San Fran

Skateboarding is rough in San Francisco because it is a very urban environment. The only skate park I know of currently is well outside the urban core at Crocker Amazon Park.

Because of damage over the years lots of buildings in the main areas of SF have been "skater proofed" with metal bars, etc placed to discourage railing on them.

It is also illegal to ride skateboards on most sidewalks and streets in the city, especially in the core areas, where most likely you will be staying.

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I dug this up from a couple of years ago: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60713-i30-k255597…

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4. Re: Skateboarding San Fran

Golden Gate Park on a Sunday when the streets are closed would be perfect.

And if you happen to coincide with any of the "Sunday Streets" events, that could work too. Basically the city chooses an area and shuts down the street to traffic - though I'd avoid the BayView Sunday Streets event (it's out of the way and not the safest area): http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/

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5. Re: Skateboarding San Fran

I agree with sfimporter, and the skate park listed above is in a risky area., close to where a lot of gang activity exists.

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