“I am extremely proud to open our second Safe Spot Skate Spot in the great City of Phoenix,” said Rob Dyrdek, the Founder and President of the Rob Dydrek foundation and Street League Skateboarding (SLS).
You heard it right! After reaching out to the City of Phoenix Parks Development and Planning Division, we’ve learned that the Rob Dyrdek Foundation along with Street League Skateboarding have donated another round of funding, $50,000, to help build the second Rob Dyrdek Safe Spot Skate Spot skateboarding park in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new skate park will be located in a totally new public park, named Dust Devil Park, which will be located at 107th Avenue and Camelback (Westsiiide!). The 13-acre public park is currently under construction but is scheduled for completion in fall of 2012 – the perfect time of the year in Phoenix to open a new skate park.
Could this be the coolest Safe Spot Skate Spot yet?
If you weren’t aware, the greater Phoenix area got their first Safe Spot Skate Spot last year, which is located Cesar Chavez Park. But this new park sounds like it will have some very cool and recognizable features.
The new Phoenix Safe Spot Skate Spot will be designed by the crew at California Skateparks, a world-renowned skate park design firm and the makers of the largest skateboard in the world, and will boast 9,000 square feet of “gnarlicous” designed, skateable terrain that will include the benches and other features from the first ever Street League Finals in 2010 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada! The total construction cost of the new skate park is estimated at $200,000, the funds from which came from the Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI).
Additional features of the new Dust Devil park will include a basketball court, ramadas, SPLASH PAD, a restroom building, security lighting, walkways, open landscape and more.
Don’t miss Street League this weekend
Don’t forget to get out of the heat and support SLS this weekend at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ. For more information and tickets, go to www.streetleague.com.