The new El Monte skatepark is more than a skatepark. It’s a work of art.
Tapping into El Monte’s Art in Public Places fund, the skatepark continues Gibson Mariposa Park’s butterfly theme with sculpted concrete curving and winding in the shape of a butterfly. The artistic “butterfly bowl” is the focal point of the design, but colored concrete “stripes” flow from the bowl throughout the entire skatepark to continue the butterfly theme and pay homage to the beautiful stripes found on a butterfly’s wings.
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Unlike art behind museum glass, this art is skateable and interactive, providing local youth with an opportunity to express their creativity and individual style through skateboarding. For skateboarders, their tricks will become the art with the concrete butterfly acting as the canvas.
The “butterfly bowl” is one-of-a-kind. Nothing like it exists in any other skatepark, making it an iconic masterpiece. When photos and videos of the skatepark spread, the eye-catching skateable art will be instantly recognizable, providing local youth with a sense of community pride.
In addition to the bowl, the skatepark also features a variety of street elements including grind rails, manual pads and stairs.
Our skatepark construction will begin shortly, so stay tuned for updates!
Itching to skate El Monte Skatepark? Visit Rosemead Skatepark in the meantime here.