Skateboarding has been present in the City of Oceanside for many years. The Oceanside Skatepark system is unique and was formally established in December of 2001 with the opening of the Temporary Downtown Skatepark. The successful Downtown Skatepark has since closed but has made way for more Oceanside skateparks. Since 2001, the Parks & Recreation Division has built five more neighborhood skateparks at Martin Luther King Park, Melba Bishop Park, John Landes Park, Libby Lake Park and Alex Road Skate Park expanding upon the original concept. But Oceanside hasn’t stopped there, look for future remodeling of existing facilities at John Landes and Libby Lake Parks.
Today, skaters of all ages can enjoy a variety of challenging skatepark courses throughout the city with multiple styles. The Martin Luther King Skatepark, Melba Bishop Skatepark and Alex Road Skatepark were designed and built by the Seattle-based company Grindline Skateparks, which was founded in 1990 by a multi-talented team of Skateboard Park Designers, Concrete Craftsmen, Construction Managers, and Professional Skateboarders, who are dedicated to producing the best skateparks on the planet. Grindline has designed and built skateparks all over the country and world. Oceanside is one of the few Southern Californian cities to have not one, but two Grindline Skateparks.
Our skateboard lessons & camps are designed to teach the basic fundamental skill of skateboarding in a safe and healthy environment. Our classes help children develop balance skills, educate students about skate park etiquette and safety, and will help build confidence both on and off the skateboard. Lessons & camps will be held in a group setting where each class will emphasize new aspects of skateboarding until students are confident in their own ability to skate.
Advanced lessons & camps are designed to develop skateboarding trick progressions for intermediate/advanced skateboarders. We will be working on flip tricks, grinds, airs, and competitive routines in this class.
All lessons & camps currently take place at Melba Bishop Skatepark.
All Oceanside skateparks are not staffed and is open during daylight hours only. Skaters must wear appropriate protective gear at all times. Riders who do not follow this rule may be asked to leave the park by Recreation Staff.
Alex Road Skatepark is located on the northwest corner of Alex Road and Foussat Road. The new concrete skatepark park is 22,000 square feet and includes street features, two bowls and two snake runs.
The Martin Luther King Skatepark was opened in 2008 and is located at 4300 Mesa Drive. The park is 6,000 sqare feet and offers a variety of course styles such as vert, street, and transition skateboarding.
The Melba Bishop Skatepark was opened in 2008 and is located at 5306 North River Road. The Skatepark is 8,000 square feet and offers a street course style.
The John Landes Skatepark was opened in June 2003 and is located at the north end of the John Landes Park, 4215 Lewis Street.
The Libby Lake Skatepark was opened in June 2003 and is located west of Libby Lake Park, 504 Calle Montecito in Oceanside.
Daylight hours only. Open 365 days per year.
Helmet, elbow, and kneepads are required for all persons in skating area
No smoking, alcohol, or drug use
No amplified music or audio headsets
No unauthorized equipment, obstacles, or apparatus
No food or beverage on skating surface
No glass bottles
Events require a special events permit from the City
Report any damage/hazardous conditions to the City of Oceanside
Be respectful of others and share the space