Professional Skateboarders, business partners, and local community leaders have teamed up together and have opened a new skatepark plaza at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights, CA. Rob Dyrdek, founder of Street League (SLS) and skateboard innovator, has paired up with community leader Paul Vizcaino (Director of Public Affairs) and business partners Brian Atlas (COO of Street League) and Nicky Diamonds (Owner of Diamond Clothing). Together, they have provided the skateboarding community once again with a pretty rad skate plaza.
The construction of this 10,000 square-foot Diamond Supply Co. skate plaza, located at 2298 Norfolk St, was initiated through Rob Dyrdek Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Foundation.
Paul Vizcaino, Director of Public Affairs and spokesman for the foundation, said the organization was established to build safe and legal skate facilities for kids to practice on. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the skateboarding scene, skate plazas and skateparks are recreational parks for people who are involved in action sports (primarily skateboarding) to have a place where they can “get away” and not have to worry about getting chased out by a security guard.
It’s gestures like these from skateboarding innovators like Rob Dyrdek, Steve Berra, Eric Koston, etc, that fuel and keep fueling skateboarding on the positive road that it’s on. Honestly, skateboarding would not be the same without these guys. Keep up the good work, and keep on pushing because the skateboarding community really appreciates it!
I look forward to skating the Diamond Skate Plaza and seeing footage of others skating it as well.
P.S. we could use another skate plaza in San Diego and Bakersfield.. haha
Article written by Austin Stout