Just got word today from the City of Phoenix Parks Development and Planning Division that Rob Dyrdek’s Safe Spot Skate Spot (Safespot Skatespot) will open July 16th, 2011 at the Cesar Chavez Park in Phoenix, Arizona (35th avenue and Baseline Rd).
As you may recall, back on August 24th, 2010 the Rob Dyrdek Foundation, Street League Skateboarding and Monster Energy teamed up to donate the Street League Skateboarding course along with $50,000 to build the first Safe Spot Skate Spot in Phoenix, Arizona. It now looks like the highly anticipated new skatepark is opening very soon.
Below is information on Cesar Chavez park in Phoenix, Arizona:
Cesar Chavez Park Info:
7858 S. 35th Avenue
35th Avenue and Baseline Road
(602) 262-6111 (South Division)
Park Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Park offerings: Lighted basketball, boat ramp, fishing, lake, picnic area, playground, racquetball, ramadas,restrooms, lighted softball, tennis, lighted baseball field, lighted multi-purpose field, soccer fields and the new Rob Dyrdek Safe Spot Skate Spot, WOO!
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UPDATE – 5/31/2011: According to a follow up e-mail from a City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department representative:
The plan is for the plaza to be completed by the time Dyrdek comes to town again in mid July. The plaza will be built at Chavez Park located at 35th Avenue and Baseline. The plaza will be located near the Softball Fields, just southwest of the Libary.
UPDATE – 6/18/2011:
We visited the new location of the Safe Spot Skate Spot in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend to find just the area marked with a fence. No construction had begun from what we could see. Hope the company in charge of the construction is fast as this deadline is coming up quickly.