South Jordan Skatepark with Zach

South Jordan skatepark

South Jordan skatepark

A visit to the South Jordan Skate Park with Zach Eulberg; we did some filming using the GoPro camera.  I am glad to see that cities are now embracing skateboarding by putting in places like this skatepark, giving kids more options at public parks than jungle gyms or slides. Twenty some years ago a skatepark like this was only a pipe dream for young kids like me.  I grew up in southern California…more specifically, the Orange County area.  We rode our skateboards miles, to get to a cool waxed up curb we had heard was a fun spot, usually only to be chased off not long after we had gotten there.  Now with places like the South Jordan skatepark and other parks all across the country, kids who love skateboarding have places like this to build their skills and get good exercise as a bonus.  Getting kids to enjoy being outside playing and skating like Zach in this video is much preferable to the trend of far too many young people…that of enjoying hours on end of sitting, playing video games.   I would promote a better option of going out and having fun by making their own “video” by doing something active.   One of the great features of the skatepark is that they have a special time for kids under 12 years of age to use the skatepark with their family without having to worry about the bigger guys zooming around them.  Skateboards, inline skates, and scooters are all welcome at the park.  I was a little bummed to see that they don’t allow bikes; I have seen many skateparks function just fine having bikes and skateboarders together.  There were a few guys on bikes when we were there, so  it’s obviously not monitored and enforced 100% of the time.  As long as those few bikes ride carefully, keeping everyone safe and having a good time, there doesn’t seem to be a problem.  Last, I want to give a big thanks to the city of South Jordan for providing the South Jordan Skate Park, for kids and adults alike, to get out and have a good time in a place where it’s FINALLY acceptable to skate!

Family time for the South Jordan skatepark is Wednesdays & Fridays
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
ONLY open to children under 12 and their parents

The South Jordan skatepark location is 10866 South Redwood Road (Behind Fitness Center) in South Jordan, Utah

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