4

Rob Dyrdek-sponsored "Safespot Skatespot" Opening on July 16 at Cesar Chavez Park

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Skateboarders of South Phoenix, get ready to grind. The primo skate park sponsored by superstar Rob Dyrdek will finally make its debut in just a few weeks. 


Dubbed the "Safe Spot Skate Spot," the 10,000-square-foot facility (which was funded by a $50,000 donation by Dyrdek to Phoenix's Parks and Recreation Department last year) inside Cesar Chavez Park will open to the public on Saturday, July 16.

The open date coincides with Dyrdek's appearance that same weekend over at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale for the Street League Skateboarding Tour.


The skating plaza was originally conceived as an addition to Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix when Dyrdek made his donation last summer. Construction issues with the Arizona Department of Transportation at Hance Park, however, forced the Parks and Recreation Department to move the facility to Cesar Chavez Park in April.

Plans are still in the works for a skating plaza to eventually be built in downtown, however, which will be paid for by a second donation by Dyrdek. 

The Safe Spot Skate Spot is located at Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 South 35th Avenue.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.