Industry News 3/9/2016

Woodward Tahoe to Build Brand New, Concrete Skatepark as Part of the Action Sports Camp

Existing Natural Terrain Will Compliment the Technical Skatepark

Together with California Skateparks, Woodward Tahoe will break ground this spring on Sierra Skatepark — a concrete skatepark that will be a new addition to the outdoor Woodward Tahoe campus. Built along the existing skate path, the one-of-a-kind skatepark will utilize the natural terrain while providing street obstacles designed to enhance the course with its elements and features.  The park is scheduled to open the first week of summer camp on June 12.

"The idea behind this park was to keep the unique, natural beauty of the terrain and bring in some urban street obstacles that are themed to match the environment,” said skateboarder and Woodward brand manager, Neal Hendrix.  “We didn't want to come in and just tear down a bunch of trees and build a park that looked and felt like everything else. The way that this park flows through the trees is really unique and we think it's going to make an amazing setting.”

The main goal for the design of the new park at Woodward Tahoe was to create a space that fits into the natural environment and responds to the existing context including them in the design rather than destroy them. “Additionally, the elements that we do add are going to reflect the natural beauty of Boreal Mountain at Lake Tahoe,” said Jaxon Statzell, California Skateparks, designer. “We will have stamped concrete that simulates tree bark, a quarter-pipe that looks like a naturally occurring boulder and ledges that appear to be logs sawed in half — among other things. While all of these elements


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In this overview you can see that the new Sierra park is ledges and rails galore. All of the ledges are going to be textured concrete in the shape of wooden logs with perfect metal edges for grinding.

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The view from the top quarterpipe shows you can go left to pop up the Euro gaps, or go right to hit the tree stump hip and volcano.

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In the view from the existing tennis courts, you can see the big six stair with hubbas on both sides. The hubbas will be textured concrete with metal edging.

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Both of these tree stump themed obstacles are going to built of textured concrete. The volcano shaped tree stump on the left will have a grindable lip, while the tree stump on the right will form a kicker ramp into the bank.

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Endless lines coming down from the tennis courts. You can hit the hubbas on either side of the six stair, or just jam down the banked center section to hit the tree stump wedge

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Both of these tree stump themed obstacles are going to built of textured concrete. The volcano shaped tree stump on the left will have a grindable lip, while the tree stump on the right will form a kicker ramp into the bank.

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Everyone loves a pole jam, and the new Sierra Park has a killer one.

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The best urban skate obstacles with a natural Sierra backdrop.

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The top quarterpipe is going to be steep enough to do grinds on, but is also going to be used as a starting point to hit the Euro's and the back side of the pole jam.