Rollerblading, also known as inline skating, is a recreational sport that individuals of all ages can enjoy. You can do it almost anywhere, and many parks and other public areas offer stretches that are good for inline skating. While beginning skaters in Lynwood, California, may want to practice on a cement path or boardwalk, advanced skaters can practice and perform tricks at skate parks.
Lynwood Skate Park
The Lynwood Skate Park is located next to Lynwood City Park, and rollerbladers have the option of skating through the main park or visiting the skate park and riding the ramps and half-pipe. The skate park is open Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Like skateboarders, inline skaters are required to wear a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads to prevent injury.
Ted Watkins Memorial Park
Located in Los Angeles, Ted Watkins Park is 15 miles from Lynwood and features a variety of activities for children and adults. The park features soccer and baseball fields, playgrounds, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Rollerbladers have the option of skating through paths or visiting the skate park. You can also choose to take a break and have a picnic at one of many designated areas.
Bassat Park is about 20 minutes from Lynwood in La Puente and features a skate park for rollerbladers. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and has been renovated to include new synthetic fields, 42 newly planted trees, a splash pad and new fencing. Rollerbladers can skate along cement paths or practice tricks at the skate park. Additional activities include picnic and BBQ areas, as well as playgrounds.
Venice Beach is about 18 miles from Lynwood, and rollerbladers can skate along the boardwalk using the bicycle path. Skateboard ramps are available as well. Additional activities at Venice Beach include basketball, weight lifting, handball and paddle tennis. Vendors are situated up and down the boardwalk and sell T-shirts, sunglasses, skateboards and surfboards. Inline skaters can also a break and dine or have a drink at one of the many establishments.
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