San Jose in progress

San Jose in progress

Here are some more construction pictures from the San Jose skatepark that is in progress, courtesy of Zach Wormhoudt, which allows Larry more time for his family. So far, this is hands down the most interesting skatepark construction site I’ve seen. There are more after the jump.

San Jose in progress

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San Jose in progress

Looks like some kind of spaceship… or nuclear submarine.
San Jose in progress

The waterfall in the shot below looks deadly. Maybe it’s just the lens that makes it look compressed.
San Jose in progress

San Jose in progress

San Jose in progress

San Jose in progress

And finally, your 2001 Space Odyssey moment.
San Jose in progress


  1. I agree that waterfall looks pretty steep, but BIG. Look at the size comparison to the guys working… That’s gonna be a scary fast deepend bowl… That key hole bowl looks gooood…

  2. This will make two more parks I need to skate down there.. Santa Cruz and this one… hmm…

  3. damienhialation on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    I’m glad to see that since the cradle, or the loop-able fullpipe hasn’t done near enough damage, they’ve finally decided to create something with the pure intent of hurting people. Here’s to the quarter pipe tower!

  4. Maybe the monolith was designed at the request of Danny W. or Bob B.? Perhaps there’s a yet to be seen ramp/structure that leverages the monolith for speed? Perhaps a monkey will smack me on the head with a club?

  5. marek on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    id go for a monkey,rich…

  6. cold ones on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    I guess it’s time to invest in some decent pads.

  7. monkeys uncle on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    Well Ill Be………..

  8. […] you seen what’s going on in San Jose? Here’s some early photos of the construction at Lake Cunningham […]

  9. San Hoser on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    Is it really pay to play?

  10. They should put coping on top of the transition-side (shaded) flatwall of the monolith, as if they’re assuming that people will use it. I bet Childress would find a way.

  11. I wonder who’s going to die trying to drop in on that monolithic extension?
    Crazy. and that waterfall looks scary.

  12. john aguilar on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    guys!!!! cant you see it!! the monolith ,the full pie….. its a time machine!…. i think???!

  13. Double A on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    No Waterfall is too steep! What is the problem here in San Francisco? ALL TALK + NO ACTION!!!!!

    This town needs a serious facelift..

  14. i cant wait to pay 5 bucks to get harrassed about not wearing fullpads

  15. antimike on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    Double A, have you been to Rattlesnake Mountain in Reno?

  16. Dan Hughes,

    You can stay at my house and we can do a few slalom sessions as well.

    Missed you at Hood River over the weekend. The park looks amazing.

    Judi O

  17. Thanks Judi, I will definitely keep you in mind when planning a trip down there.

    Looked like Hood River was a lot of fun, once again. Maybe next time.

    What I want to do is see how high I can kick turn on the Monolith, since that is one of the two tricks I know how to do (the other is a wheelie), and yeah, a kick turn is a trick… at least I’m counting it!

    My son was in San Jose all of the ’05/’06 school year, and when I show him these photos he’s going to just die.

  18. jeff diction on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    That looks incredible. I wish they’d give Dreamland or Grindline $3 million to build a park…

  19. That Rattlesnake Mountain waterfall is gnarly!

  20. Dick Cancer on July 10, 2007 - Reply

    I’ll be the first to say “That park can go suck a donkey penis” Pay to skate! F YOU San HOSE. That waterfall looks like the shite down in reno. And that shite in reno is just more waisted tax dollars. Reno can go take a donkey penis in the rectum. Reno is a dirty little town anyway. Sort or like Tijuana another dirty little F hole. Hughes save your money.

  21. I wonder who will be the first brave soul to drop in from the top of that space oddyssey thing

  22. thank god finally a big park,depth wise,in the san jo area.
    maybe all the street skating kids will learn how to skate vert and realize how boring street is.

  23. Dick Cancer on July 11, 2007 - Reply

    If I ever go there, how do you get up on top of the Space oddessy, is there a elevator, stairs or a ladder?

  24. Jonny Mon Skate on July 11, 2007 - Reply

    Oh Hi everybody. Let me introduce myself. I am Jonny Mon Skate.

  25. Hi Doctor Nick!

  26. I don’t even care that thing is so damn cool. I just want to see videos of straight up huge wallrides and I will be just giddy with smiles.

    I think the best part of that skate ballet the Gonz did? The wallrides in that are just amazing.

  27. Brent212 on July 12, 2007 - Reply

    That isn’t even a big extension. I plan on riding up the wall, pop out onto the “deck”, up the deck to the top (where they need to put some pool coping), pop a blunt to fakie back down the deck, then finish it with a half cab off where I shall land on the tranny just above the dude on the right’s hand.

    And ride away clean.

  28. Steve Caballero on July 12, 2007 - Reply

    wow… guess our prayers have finally been answered:)
    This park is gonna rip and once again bring San Jose back on the map for the best skate mecca around the world!

    Thank you city of San Jose for finally stepping up and giving back to your community… took awhile.

    It’s gonna be a great time to be a skater when this is finished.

    my new local park, see ya’ll there my friends… let’s shred.

    God bless,

  29. Anthony on July 13, 2007 - Reply

    Steve is right. It is about time we got a rad park. San Jose is pretty much a huge Skatepark anyways, but now it will have some legally legit places too.

    I can’t wait for it to be finished.

  30. brittney on July 14, 2007 - Reply

    i cant wait to skate that crazy park!! it looks pretty sick!!!

  31. possessed to sk8!

  32. Skate Mecca. I understand now.

    That monolith is where the muezzin will emerge and call the faithful to prayer.

    SJ minaret

  33. sick street course.. oh wait, no street course? hopefully by the time im a geezer this park will be free, cuz thatll be the only time i skate it.

  34. Eric, It took this geezer maybe 5 seconds to find the plans for the street course. Looks ok to me.
    San Jose locals, this is still on, right?:

  35. went by park today it’s looking great!
    oh ,by the way parking is 6 bucks,guess all the people who whined about two bucks better start looking for a job..

  36. Larry on July 16, 2007 - Reply

    Hopefully theyll have annual passes. But if not Ill still be there trying to keep up.

  37. Tom Max on July 17, 2007 - Reply

    Or just park at the albertsons/strip mall, and walk a little bit. I used to skate miles(uphill both ways) just to ride a crappy ditch not more 10 short years ago.

  38. corncobcock on July 17, 2007 - Reply

    aah fuck you Cab! ya fag! shove your bible up yer ass miss!

  39. Aww, come on now. Play nice.

  40. Dick Cancer on July 18, 2007 - Reply

    God bless you cockCOBcorn! Mercy on your soul……..

  41. corncobcock: see the last issue of Swindle magazine to see which old skate pros are now Intelligent Design suckers…What a let down, guess they should’ve gone to college.

  42. Seriously guys, knock it off. I’ve found Jesus so I don’t want anymore of tis persecution of Christ’s followers…

    Just kidding. But really, let’s not bash people for what they believe in (unless it’s rollerblading) because it’s totally unproductive and doesn’t accomplish anything other than making yourself feel superior. There are other places to discuss religion or lack of religion, and this isn’t a skateboarding and religion specific post. I don’t want to have to make everyone register to leave comments, start kicking people off, etc… just try to be mostly cool.

  43. nweyesk8 on July 18, 2007 - Reply

    yeah, lets not bash people for what they believe. the fact they believe is reason enough.

  44. All are welcome in the Church of Skatan.

  45. houseofneil on July 18, 2007 - Reply

    Jesus penis

  46. Alright Neil you smartass. Shouldn’t you be chained to a desk somewhere, writing the June eBay report?

  47. just wondering who is overseeing work at lake Cunningham? anyone know?
    noticed many of zacks parks the coping sticks out way to much. For people who grind thats cool, but for airs and big tricks it’s flat bottom city.
    Anyone have info?

  48. skatebroke on July 23, 2007 - Reply

    skate mecca…so the unwashed faithful will arrive and skate around in circles? sounds like every skatepark out there. shit looks fun though…

  49. slash gnar brah on July 23, 2007 - Reply

    i guess there will now be more of a reason to stop in san jose other than to gas up and fuck alcoholic chicks on my way to blowing up the green room at steamers. im gonna copulate the fuck outta that cope bro. yup.

  50. Diana on July 27, 2007 - Reply

    This place is gonna be soooo sick!! I can’t wait to get out there.

  51. stop crying on August 23, 2007 - Reply

    greg aguilar Says:

    July 23rd, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    just wondering who is overseeing work at lake Cunningham? anyone know? noticed many of zacks parks the coping sticks out way to much. For people who grind thats cool, but for airs and big tricks it’s flat bottom city. Anyone have info?

    What a dousche bag. Wha!! Wha!! the coping is to big mommy i cant do my early grab air that is actually under the coping wha!!!

    Greg Grow some balls you pussy!
    How in the fuck do you not grind but you can do “AIRS”
    let me guess you think Element’s have hella pop?
    Maybe you should skate more instead of just buying the gear and talking about it!!

  52. AGRSESSION on August 24, 2007 - Reply

    Hey ther,”stop crying”!…do you remember who greg aguilar is, HEy where’s Fabiquer gregg, get him on the horn!

  53. AGRSESSION on August 24, 2007 - Reply

    When is it complete???
    I cant see it from Iraq

  54. Stop Crying – See comment rule Number 1

  55. they should melt down that stupid waste of concrete and metal and make the parking lot. it’s a bloody monument to white tube socks, skating with a cigarette in one’s mouth, mohawks, and cuss words. nothing but a fucking playground for undeserving, lazy whitetrash. ‘hey, let’s go pound some mountain dews and shred the fuck out of that full pipe.’ ‘i’m gonna try that trick jake brown tried but i’m gonna do it switch.’
    go surf or go skate the street you’ve been given you fat ass middle-aged scumbags. catch colds.

  56. HA HA HA “stop crying” your funny,and yes I can grind.
    IF you want to see a man skate ,I go to S.C. skate park every once and a while,I’ll be the one everyone is filming.
    also I don’t know when the last time I paid for anything skate related.I have a few friends in the biz.

    AGRSESSION fab is good saw him at protec pool party, drank some beers with him,grosso,fish and bunch of Del Mar guy at private party Steven van doren(vans) had,It was kill free beer. peace

  57. Hey kid, come here, wanna see a man skate? We can do some grooming afterward.

  58. almost a waste of money, not much will be happening on that, so crazy that its for the most part not skateable.

  59. Yo Greg, its really not all about who you know and where you go. Found this on Skateboard Archives, where GA has posted up a bunch of pictures of himself and nobody else (no kidding):


    Submits by Greg Aguilar
    HOMETOWN: San Jose, California
    AGE: 21+++++++

    SPONSORS: in the past- Santa Cruz, Independent, Hosoi skateboards, Converse, Vans, Sessions Goskate

    CURRENT SETUP: Hosoi/Ventura, Indy 149, 58mm Type-S, Bones 6-ball bearings.

    Greg ads-Just started riding again about a year ago after 10+ years off the board missed this season because of hurt knee, but will be back on contest scene next year after I have knee worked on next week.


    Welcome back to skateboarding Greg. Good luck with your “career”. So glad contests and sponsors are happening for vert guys again so people like you can skate. What other reasons are there anyway?

  60. Looks like a sweet place…..u west coast catz is lucky

  61. DRUNK INJUN on September 3, 2007 - Reply


  62. When are we going down to San Jo and SC?

  63. chriscook on September 20, 2007 - Reply

    nice more bowls no flat bottom like a surfer designing a motocross trak no clu his dad 2 juked again will it ever stop?so far never closer .so true another non sk8r built park by builder of dozens of junk get n out paid thats what its all about stay surfin u dont sk8 san jo nxt victim whos nxt?farce n pigs do fly

  64. nocal kook on September 20, 2007 - Reply

    lucky for us in san jose, chris cook only leaves pacifica twice a year…. to skate a couple of contests way out of his league & get knocked out cold straight into last place.

  65. jeff diction on September 20, 2007 - Reply

    cooksie’s the only reason the pacifica park is skateable…and after watching him absolutely shred that thing, I hope you got skills, norcal kook…if not, keep your pie hole shut.

  66. nocal kook on September 20, 2007 - Reply

    he defenately shreds thats not the question.. now that I had a minute to think, it’s probably somebody pretending to be cooksie anyway. sorry, thats why I’m a kook

  67. did someone mention the channel ramp? That was my first vert ramp over in the SJ area around Del Roble elementary school. I used to drag my launch ramps over to the school and skate with J Fab and his homies. Got a ton of free product too, thanks John.

    Hopefully some of the old crews will show up at this new park, looking great btw, and we can talk about the old SJ days riding bullets and doing street plants for hours.

    I do not see any issue with paying 6 bucks to park if they use the money to maintain it. It did cost more to skate at Vans before they closed it down.

  68. hey guys, love it or hate it but the park’s now open, at least today and friday until 7. then the 26th its officially open. come on down! that fullpipe is gnar.

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San Jose in progress

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  1. where are all the sponsors in newbury all this talent and no way of it being seen or put to use i mean berkshire newbury victoria park is home to some amazing skater that should be able for more

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