The Rob Dyrdek Foundation developed its first Safe Spot Skate Spot in Los Angeles at La Fayette Park. The La Fayette Safe Spot, Skate Spot, which opened in February 24, 2009, received international acclaim for it’s design and it’s public private partnership elements. The site continues to be featured in commercials, magazines, videos, and has become one of the most utilized and celebrated skate plaza’s in the world.
Safe Spot, Skate Spot is a program developed by the Rob Dyrdek Foundation to support legal and safe skate spots for communities interested in developing legal skateable terrain for their skateboarders. Based from the skate plaza concept, the Safe Spot, Skate Spot program will provide an alternative option for communities with limited budgets or space restrictions to develop real street skating locations.
The La Fayette Safe Spot, Skate Spot was developed in partnership with California Skate Parks. At just over 10,000 square feet of skateable terrain the spot contains ledges, benches and stairs that flow through the park’s natural landscape. Funding from a generous donation by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of the Carl’s Jr.® hamburger chain, to the Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation secured the development of the La Fayette skate spot.
“I’m excited to see the first Safe Spot Skate Spot come to life,” said Rob Dyrdek, the Foundation’s Founder and Director. “We realized that cities want to help their skateboarders but are often lacking funds or space. This concept provides the perfect solution for both. Skateboarding has always been defined by great spots and I hope that we are on our way to creating the next great, legal spots for skateboarding.”
Tired of skateboarders being treated as nuisances and even abused by public authorities, Dyrdek has taken it upon himself to change how the world sees the sport. The new skateboarding havens, or Safe Spot Skate Spots, like the one at Hollenbeck, give street skateboarders a safe and legal area to skate in a park’s natural landscape complete with the desired elements such as park benches and rails. At the heart of its mission, the Rob Dyrdek Foundation seeks to promote the sport of skateboarding by assisting municipalities with the design, development and construction of locations that maintain the integrity of terrain occurring naturally in urban environments, and where the sport of skateboarding in its purest form is encouraged rather than discouraged. For more information, contact the Rob Dyrdek Foundation at (323) 825-2831 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Fayette Skate Plaza
310 South La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA 90057-1604
Date Open: February 24, 2009
Sq ft.: 10,000
As demonstrated in the attached youtube videos, photos, and media, CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr., has received a tremendous amount of exposure given their sponsorship of the park. Our Safe Spot Skate Spot Program enables corporations and donors to tap in to the tremendous exposure that is generated by the permanent branding of each Safe Spot Skate Spot. To lean more about how to sponsor the creation of a skate plaza or to donate please click here www.robdyrdekfoundation.org.