Skateboard Park, Washington DC

by Cate on August 23, 2011

Skateboard Park - Digital Break
When Chris and I were talking about what we would see and do over our weekend trip, “visit skateboard park” was not on the list.  But I should have known better.  For it is always the unscripted stops that quickly become fan favorites.  Knowing how into the skateboarding scene Nick is, I’m glad this was part of our trip.  And as I mentioned Sunday, he deemed it one of his highlights from the weekend.

It was after we were leaving Ben’s Chili Bowl that we happened to pass by this neighborhood skateboard park.  I asked Chris to let us off for a few minutes… which turned into some 45.  As soon as I sat down on the bench, I knew Nick would be enraptured.

Skateboard Park - Side Tricks

It was a mixed crowd hanging out that afternoon, from a young six-year-old learning the ropes with his Dad and sister, to a 36-year-old who hadn’t been skateboarding for awhile and couldn’t fight the itch to get back to it.  Yes, I know this because we talked to all of them.

Skateboard Park - Practice with Dad

Skateboard Park - Concentration

Skateboard Park - East Does It

Skateboard Park - Checking Out the View
This young man came up to me with his friend, asking me to take a picture of him. He wanted to check out how his hat looked.  It got the seal of approval.

Skateboard Park - Clark Flying High

Skateboard Park - Out of Practice
This was the 36-year-old who couldn’t resist the lure of the board. One of the other skateboarders loaned him this board so he could scratch his itch. So to speak. And they bonded over his shiny boots.

Skateboard Park - Serious

Skateboard Park - Down Time

Skateboard Park - Ramp

Skateboard Park - Ramp Shot
This guy has been skateboarding for over 20 years; he started at age five.

Skateboard Park - Air Shot

Skateboard Park - What goes up

Skateboard Park - Clark airborne

We all could have watched them for hours. But with the sun beating down on us, and still a long list of things to see and do, we left. Now to find a skateboard park to frequent a little closer to home.

August 23, 2011 – Bonus Photos
I love where we live
I love where we live. That’s all.

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Joanne August 24, 2011 at 6:20 am

I’ve never even heard of a skateboard park but it’s a pretty cool concept! I feel like that must have made Nick’s weekend!

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Ramona August 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

That would scare me too death watching my kid do that.

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Eva August 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

My son is trying to find this skatepark in DC. Do you happen to remember the street name you found it on? Thanks so much!

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Ryan Murphy August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

How cool is that park. Good to see the kids enjoying their weekends. I could only imagine how fun can that park be. Thanks for sharing.

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