East County Family Fun: Skate Parks, Not Just For the Pros

About a year ago, I moved to Easy County.  I was worried.  What would I do without the beach?  What would keep us busy on the weekends?  Turns out, East County has opened new doors of family fun for my gang. (My boyfriend and I each have a 4 year old.  He has a boy, I have a girl.)  We still head down to the beach and into “San Diego,” but we also have a slew of new activities at our fingertips we never knew about a year ago.

This weekend, we took the kids to the Skate Park at Woodglen Vista Park.   Kaleb was much more pumped about the idea of going skateboarding than Naomi; skateboarding is really his passion.  Naomi was more into her outfit, and her pretty Barbie skateboard.  But off we went, full helmet and pads on the ready.

Here’s what you need to know about the skate park:

  • Helmets and pads are required.
  • You will have to fill out a waiver for each child that wants to skate.  It’s just one of those basic, “we’re not responsible if anyone gets hurt” forms.
  • At Woodglen Vista, there are separate skate/rollerblade sessions and bike sessions.  Make sure you go at the right time for the activity

What I really liked about the skate park was how empty it was.  Both kids really had fun and felt like they had the place all to themselves.

Here’s the park itself:

The Skate Park was empty, and ready for some serious skating.

The Skate Park was empty, and ready for some serious skating.

The kids, getting ready to roll out:

Naomi, , who spent more time sliding down the ramps on her bottom REALLY NEEDED her pads.

Naomi, , who spent more time sliding down the ramps on her bottom REALLY NEEDED her pads.

The number one trick, the "roll"

The number one trick, the "roll"

Of note, the skate park is attached to a pretty great regular park with swings.  So if your skating adventure doesn’t win your kids over, you could always go swinging and sliding.  It’s a fan favorite.

To check out Woodglen Vista Park:

Woodglen Vista Skate Park
10250 Woodglen Vista Drive
Santee, CA 92071
Hours
Mon-Fri 2 pm-sunset
Sat-Sun 10 am-sunset

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