Native Skateparks has been diligently working on finishing up the plans as we are nearing construction – they are different from the last set as you can see. Thanks for all the feedback, especially on the kidney pool. Comments are split on some of the features from the last plan, some folks have wanted more mellow stuff and some wanted gnarlier lines. This new plan is in response to some of those comments. Additionally, more green space was added back into the park – think of areas for hanging if it’s hot and possible picnic spots…hmm, maybe portable grill near the kidney?
To get an idea of scale of this new plan here’s some info:
KIDNEY POOL: Close to 31 feet across on the deep end and 26 feet in the shallow end. 9 ft tranny with 1 ft of vert in the deep end, 6 ft deep in the shallow. See more info after the renderings.
FLOW BOWL: Bowl will range in elevation, mainly 4 1/2 ft to 6 ft with some extensions that go to 7 1/2 feet. The overall size is approximately 8,000 sq. ft. For those of you who are familiar with the Silverthorne park layout it’s around 11,000 sq. ft. (see photo below). Some elements like the L -like island feature will be sculpted out in the field and won’t look as tight as it’s drawn.
STREET AREA: The top of the street pads are 33 and 37 feet long. Flat between the pads is around 36 feet. The elevation range in the street area is flat to 3 ft, the outer banks are more like 4-6 ft.
Anyways, hope this helps for getting an idea of size. Lake County Public Works has cleared the snow and is getting ready to excavate, so hopefully we’ll start seeing real changes in the next month or so!
Kidney will be similar to YMCA Magdalena Ecke in Encinita’s, CA, these are their dimensions, ours is a little smaller.
” The 11′ backyard pool style kidney is perfect and is by far the best skatepark pool that SoCal has probably ever seen. The shallow is 7′ and with fairly mellow transitions which leads into the 32′ diameter 11′ with 2′ of vert deep end. There is a death box in the deep and 2 concrete steps with tiles in-between that are extremely rippable and do not hinder lines throughout the pool. The tile is black and the coping is set perfectly!! Witnessing Kevin Staab blast a 6′ to 7′ backside ollie in this thing tells all – need I say more.” http://www.socalskateparks.com/park/ymcamagdalenaecke Pool Photo: socalskateparks.com