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A'ala Park

Cost: Free
Hours: All days, lights till 9pm

Unintentional Double Action:
Andy on top, Kevin comes from below.

Rob Carlyon pitching out solo.

Aree: Homeless
& Holmesless

What more we say? It's the Hawaiian Scene; Graffiti, Homeless Locals, and Holmesless Locals (APB - watch out), it's the media haven known as A'ala Park. The birthplace and romping grounds of many talented skateboarders in Hawaii.

Once an early 70's roller skating rink, A'ala Park has undergone some major changes:

  1. An over-vert lip was added around the entire park for safety reasons (supposedly to keep boards, bikes, and people in).
  2. Johnee Kop and friends chipped out an 8' wide section of the over-vert lip (notice how the eva-side of A'ala has a mellow section.)
  3. The State sort of rebuilt the lip.
  4. Eugene Yambau was born.
  5. Eugene Yambau did inverts on the frickin railing!!!
  6. The homeless community moves into the surrounding vicinity.
  7. As part of a beautification project the homeless community moves out of the surrounding vicinity and into Downtown Honolulu.
  8. The beautification project is extended to include some reconstruction of the A'ala Park Skating Rink (see below).

aala park - scheme d
Reconstruction plans for A'ala Park - obstacles to replace existing asphalt
See the Skatpark Progress Page for more info on the reconstruction.

Mike Santarosa
skated, even though he didn't have a Skate ID thing.
Well, I guess you are supposed to have a Skate ID or something to skate at A'ala Park, but no one really seems to care. If you need to get an ID there is no charge, kiddies under 18 need a parent's signature. If you get kicked out of A'ala Park I would recommend skating the wonderful streets of Downtown Honolulu.

Hawaii SkateMap

01. Waianae Pililau Park
02. Ewa Beach Park
03. Hickam Hangar AFB
04. Catlin Quarterpipe
05. A'ala Park
06. Downtown Honolulu
07. Blasidell Center
08. UH Manoa Campus
09. Makiki Skatepark
10. Kahala Pools
11. Niu Valley Int.
12. Wallows (Wallos)
13. Pipeline Bowls
14. Park & Ride - HK
15. Kaiser High School
16. Uluwatus (Ulus)
17. Off the Walls
Closed. YMCA Kapahulu Skatepark
01. Kahului Skatepark (Cement)
02. Kihei Skatepark
Closed. Kahului Skatepark (Wood)
Big Island
01. Kona Skatepark

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Skatepark Progress Page - Aala Park Reconstruction (November 2001)

Check out the following contests held at A'ala Park:
Soulriders Contest (7/6/96)
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Return of the Sunburn Classic Part2 (8/24/96)
ASH Contest 2 & 2.5 (6/21 & 6/28/97)

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