Venice Beach Oceanfront Walk and Skate Park
Related with the Oceanfront Walk, RRM Design Group, along with Wormhoudt Inc., worked with the City of Los Angeles and the local skate community to develop a 16,000 sf public skate park for the heart of Southern California’s skate culture. The original iconic skate area known as “The Pit” was torn down in 2000 to make way for the planned Windward Plaza improvements. After an extensive public outreach effort with the skate community, including local skate legend Jessie Martinez, the design team came up with a plan reminiscent of the “The Pit” as well as new terrain designed to challenge even the most advanced skater. The $2.4 million dollar skate park opened October 3, 2009.
Award of Excellence: Facility Design Extreme Sports
– California Parks & Recreation Society(CPRS)
Merit Award: Park and Recreation Design
– American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), California Southern Chapter