Cody Rocamontes Skatepark
This park was the culmination of years of fundraising, relentless advocacy and inspiring cooperation from the City of Arlington. Cody David Rocamontes lost his life doing what he loved – skateboarding. At 15, he was tragically killed by a car on his way to skate his favorite spot behind a retail store. He now lives on through this park, which will serve as inspiration for communities fighting to protect their youth with safe, designated places to skate.
This 4,000 square foot park is the first step in the City of Arlington’s progressive master plan of skateparks, skate spots and skate dots. Although small in size, this first park is centrally located and packs all of the essential features for a fun session. A limited budget was compounded by expansive soils and extensive demolition, but the conviction and determination of the non-profit group formed in Cody’s name was truly inspiring as we worked on the project.