Tucked away in the corner of Irvine’s Harvard Park is a concrete paradise where friends and fans watch skaters launch stylishly into the air and effortlessly soar over a concrete pyramid.
Harvard Skate Park was opened in June of 2000 thanks to the determination of a few local skateboarders who were on a mission to have a skate park built in Irvine. The group stayed involved from start to finish, taking it upon themselves to gain city council support and even helping design the park’s gnarly features.
Today, the skate park sees 50 to 80 skaters a day and has become a hot destination for young kids in Irvine. “I like Harvard Skate Park because it’s a place for my friends and I to skate and hang out in a fun environment.” said Mason Pilkington, a frequent visitor and skateboarder.
The skate park is free to the public and offers 10,000 square feet of skating surface, a spine, a pyramid, a bowl, rails, lights for skating at night, picnic tables, restrooms and bleachers for spectators.
On-site staff operate the park and advise visitors to fully read all park rules and the code of conduct before arriving.
For park hours and more information visit www. cityofirvine.org/parks-facilities/
King of Harvard Skate Contest – April 20th