Piece of the Carlsbad Skatepark which was the first skatepark in California

Description (Brief):

Piece of concrete has a smooth section at the top which was the area where the skaters would skate. Carlsbad Skate Park, California's first skate park opened in March of 1976. It was built by Jack Graham and the donor, John O'Malley and continued to operate until 1979, when it was buried, intact, beneath a layer of dirt for more than two decades. O'Malley retrieved this piece from the park when it was demolished in 2005.

Date Made: 1976

Maker: O'Malley, John

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: skateboardingLevel Of Sport: recreationalProfessionalAmateur


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.3048.01Nonaccession Number: 2015.3048Catalog Number: 2015.3048.01

Object Name: concrete, skateboardingskate park concrete

Physical Description: concrete (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 5 in x 5 in; 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5ad1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1764449

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