Pedlow Skatepark – Skateboarding in Los Angeles, California

pedlow skatepark

Pedlow skatepark celebrated the dedication ceremony in February of 2001. During that time, it was the first skatepark for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Hundreds of skaters enjoy this park on a daily basis.

Pedlow has a skate-at-your-own-risk policy. With that being said, protective equipment is mandated by the law, and staff members of the park recommend that everyone wear protective gear. They even have a supply of helmets and pads available at the park office. 

It was originally opened on February 17, 2001, and was later reopened in August 2006 after new features were added to the park. The initial project cost $330,000 and was funded by Proposition K, a bond measure.

Features Of Pedlow Skatepark

Pedlow skatepark is a concrete skatepark with over 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2). It features a large pool, an 8,500 square foot snake run bowl, a fun box, halfpipe, steps, pyramid walls, rails, a pyramid, and a waterfall. 

Events like the 2013 Southern California Summer Skateboarding Expo and OG Jam Competitions have been hosted at Pedlow.

The 2013 Southern California Summer Skateboarding Expo was held at Pedlow Field Skate Park in Encino, bringing in guest appearances of Chris Hosoi, Guy Mariano, Richard Sanchez, Ryan Sheckler, and Nyjah Huston.

Besides all of the skateboarding features, the park also contains picnic tables, benches, and a nice grassy area for those who are just there to watch their family and friends.

Directions To Pedlow Skatepark

Bird's eye view drone photo of Pedlow Field Skatepark
Bird’s eye view drone photo of Pedlow Field Skatepark.

Address: 17334 Victory Blvd, Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Phone: (818) 654-5296
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday 12 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 12 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday 12 – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

Pedlow skatepark does not have an entry fee but there are a few rules. Skateboards and rollerblades are allowed in the skatepark. However, bicycles and scooters are not allowed. Helmets and pads should be worn by everyone skateboarding and rollerblading in the park.

Security and staff can be found on the site most of the time. Of course, if you run into any issues, give the number above a call to get ahold of the management.

Reviews Of Pedlow Fied Skatepark

People skateboarding at Pedlow skatepark.
People skateboarding at Pedlow skatepark.

5 stars – K. Nakanishi

“If you’re a beginner, like me, this place is great. If you’re more experienced, it’s great. It gets a bit crowded because it’s so great, but they have a 3-foot pool you can practice in, and a great snake pool. The only downside is there are a lot of people here in the afternoon, but they’re all nice people so it’s all good.”

4 stars – V. Rico

“This is my fav skate park so far. I recently started trying roller skating in bowls, and I found this one to be the best beginner-friendly in the valley. Big enough so you don’t annoy the pros, and rims without coping so you can work your way up to going in and out.”

4 stars – Matthew Ford

“It’s a pretty decent skatepark but all the main features of the park are in the middle and it gets pretty crowded I’m that area and you end up having to wait your turn to skate the features.”

5 stars – Edgar Ontiveros

“Awesome park, well maintained, ledges everywhere and lots of verts. The pool was what I liked best, worse I would say is that it gets super packed on the weekends but still good to skate around. Go skate!”

5 stars – Emmanuel Medina

“Pedlow Field Skate Park is a skate-park that everybody can spend their mornings/afternoons just doing [their] thing. This park is very organized and very detailed there is flat-ground to play skate on, rails to grind and there is even a pool to do air tricks. I highly considered skaters to drop-by this park if you are around the area. There are a lot more things to say about this park but I want you to find out!”

5 stars – Matthew Foss

“Awesome park! This was my first time going to a skatepark. So I was terrified. But the guy working there today was really nice and there were people of all ages and skill levels skating there. There was plenty to do, so I rarely felt like I was going to get in anyone’s way. And I did my first legit Ollie! Shout out to Braille Skateboarding! Check them out on YouTube.”

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