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.”
La Fayette Skate Plaza
310 South La Fayette Park Place
Los Angeles, CA 90057-1604
Date Open: February 24, 2009
Sq ft.: 10,000