Sierra Skatepark Will Be the Action Sports Camp’s Newest Addition
Truckee, Calif. — Together with California Skateparks, Woodward Tahoe will break ground this spring on Sierra Skatepark — a concrete skatepark that will be a new addition to the outdoor Woodward Tahoe campus. Built along the existing skate path, the one-of-a-kind skatepark will utilize the natural terrain while providing street obstacles designed to enhance the course with its elements and features. The park is scheduled to open the first week of summer camp on June 12.
“The idea behind this park was to keep the unique, natural beauty of the terrain and bring in some urban street obstacles that are themed to match the environment," said skateboarder and Woodward brand manager, Neal Hendrix. "We didn’t want to come in and just tear down a bunch of trees and build a park that looked and felt like everything else. The way that this park flows through the trees is really unique and we think it’s going to make an amazing setting."
The main goal for the design of the new park at Woodward Tahoe was to create a space that fits into the natural environment and responds to the existing context including them in the design rather than destroy them. "Additionally, the elements that we do add are going to reflect the natural beauty of Boreal Mountain at Lake Tahoe," said Jaxon Statzell, California Skateparks, designer. "We will have stamped concrete that simulates tree bark, a quarter-pipe that looks like a naturally occurring boulder and ledges that appear to be logs sawed in half — among other things. While all of these elements will still be built out of concrete and protected by steel, ultimately we want to arrive at a truly unique finished park that feels like it is one with the mountain."
For more information on Sierra Skatepark or Woodward Tahoe, log on to www.woodwardtahoe.com.
About Woodward Tahoe
Woodward Tahoe offers summer camp, daily drop-in sessions, and Ride with Woodward programs throughout the year. Woodward Tahoe features The Bunker, a 33,000 square foot indoor facility with trampolines, satellite ramps, foam pits and an indoor concrete skatepark. In the summer, campers also have access to an on-snow terrain park, outdoor concrete skate parks and BMX dirt jump lines through the trees.