Vans and Jack’s Garage (skateshop) announced this week the grand opening of its anticipated Vans Off The Wall Skatepark this Saturday (March 22) in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Launched in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 10:00 a.m. with the free and public park officially opening to the community until 4:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. everyday thereafter.
Activities and giveaways from Vans and Jack’s Garage are planned throughout the day to celebrate the occasion, including autograph signings from Vans pro skateboarders and the inaugural “SoCal Sole of Fame” induction ceremony to honor local skate legends.
“We’re excited to see this project that was years in the making finally come to fruition,” said Vans President Kevin Bailey. “We’re thankful to the City of Huntington Beach, California Skateparks, Jack’s Garage and everyone who worked so hard in developing a world-class family-friendly skate facility that the whole community can enjoy.”
The grand opening celebration will begin with an official ribbon cutting and key words from representatives from Vans, Jack’s Garage, California Skateparks and the City of Huntington Beach’s own Mayor, Matthew Harper. From there, the day will fun and activities for everyone including giveaways, autograph signings from Vans pro skate team riders, Taco Surf taco carts, and the Longboard Ice Cream truck.
Vans will also present the inaugural “SoCal Sole of Fame” induction ceremony where Huntington Beach skate legends Christian Hosoi, Ed Templeton and Tosh Townend will be honored for their respective contributions to local skateboarding.
Designed and built by California Skateparks, the newly constructed 42,500 sq. ft. skatepark is located at 7471 Center Avenue in Huntington Beach, California. A 3,000 sq. ft. on-site Jack’s Garage store is also added, and will offer a fully-stocked skate shop featuring Vans and other top brands along with a pro shop for skate equipment and rentals.
“We are super excited about this partnership with Vans and the City of Huntington Beach,” said Jamal Abdelmuti, co-owner of Jack’s Garage. “We are stoked to have a skatepark of this caliber available to the local community as well as to traveling skateboarders from around the world. Thank you to everyone that helped make this idea into a reality.”
Vans Off the Wall Skatepark
7471 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, California 92647
Park Hours Opening Day: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours (regular): 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.