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Dogtown's Finally Getting a Skate Park!

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With waves crashing in the background Councilman Bill Rosendahl celebrated the groundbreaking for the planned 16,000-square-foot, nearly $2.4 million Venice Beach Skate Park yesterday, located next to the graffiti walls.

The park will include ramps, bowls, steps, rails, platforms and was designed with the consultation of some of skateboarding’s most respected icons including Jesse Martinez.

After receiving a one of a kind skate-deck from famed Z-Boys mentor and Zephyr Surfboards co-founder Skip Engblom, Rosendahl invited everyone back in October of this year to see the finished product being built by California Skate Parks. The same guys who blew people away with the course adapted for last year's Maloof Money Cup, among many other amazing courses.

With there finally being an adequate skate park in Dogtown, skateboarding’s Mecca, it solidifies a proud heritage that the area has offered the world. Venice Beach is more than body builders, street performers, and henna tattoos and this skate park is the proper acknowledgment.