The proposed location of the Linda Vista Skate Park was set to cross in front of a major pedestrian connection from the neighborhood into the Linda Vista Community Park, and to their recreation center. In response, the skate park designers lowered the skate park and added a 100-foot long bridge over it to allow the public to access the recreation center and park. The bridge welcomes the public to be a part of the experience and to enjoy watching the talented skaters from above. The multi-generational 35,000-square-foot skate park includes a variety skate features targeting skaters from beginners to pros, including a signature full-pipe.
The surrounding open space is prominent throughout the skate park with existing mature trees being preserved and natural vegetated swales and basins incorporated into the park to treat the stormwater generated from the new impervious areas. According to Transworld Skateboarding: “By way of design, the social impact of the new Linda Vista park extends beyond the skate population and exhibits the inherent value of community parks. It is the crown jewel of San Diego’s skate parks and is sure to be an iconic destination and reference point for innovative design for many years to come.”