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The Biggest Skate Park in LA Coming to Sun Valley

Images courtesy North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch
The North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch revealed back on July 15, 2013, the groundbreaking ceremonies for LA's biggest skate park located at 12477 Sheldon Street Sun Valley near the 5 Freeway, Sheldon Street, and Laurel Canyon Blvd. 

The project costs about $4 million with half used to buy the land and the other half for construction which was financed by Prop. 40. This site was originally slated to be a condomonium development which ended up going under which is hard to believe these days with all of the apartment construction taking place in Woodland Hills. The project is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving so should be around the corner now with the summer winding down. 

This might be one of the few instances where a piece of land in the SFV is actually used for public purposes and not pillaged by private entities to build the latest McMansion housing tract or apartments occupying the entire perimeter of the property with barely any space for a sidewalk. 

I havent skated in like 20+ years so the completion of this project might be a good excuse to get out and re-live my younger days. 

You can view more SFV Architecture and Real Estate here. 

The location of the new skate park before groundbreaking. Images courtesy Google Maps

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Marty Mcfly

Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

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