Marina del Rey Skatepark – The Dog Bowl

MDR SkateparkThis article is from the Marina del Rey Skatepark website: 

Timeline: Fall 1978 — Fall 1981

The infamous Marina Del Rey Skatepark was located near Santa Monica and Venice Beach – 12980 Culver blvd., Marina del Rey, CA.  I’ll go by and take pics of what it looks like now.  

Marina Del Rey Skatepark was developed from concept by Dennis Ogden, a local surfer/skateboarder with a dream and a degree in Construction and Architecture from Santa Monica City College.

By November, 1978 the park was up and running.

The initial skating area consisted of, 3 tiled pools, a 10’ deep half pipe with a capsule  at end,  3 bowls, a 230 yard long slalom with smooth transitioned banks and a large freestyle area with gentle sloping banks.

To view the rest of the article go here——–> http://www.marinadelreyskatepark.com/history.html

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  • Dennis
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    Groovy, Nice pics too, pretty cool,

    • kirstinwillingham
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      Wish I could’ve been there for its hayday! Are you THE Dennis Ogden?

  • Christian Stevens
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    I was 10yo and I got to skate MDR several times. One memory is of Christion Hosoi running back into the building to ask his pops for some duct tape so he could tape the pool coping the brown bowl in the back area.

  • vic
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    I was 12 years skating with Shogo, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva. GOOD TIMES there!!

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