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Hilltop Skatepark

San Francisco’s first and oldest skatepark, Hilltop, is the perfect place for you and your friends to have a righteous time! This skatepark’s history is what skateboard culture is all about. Back in 1979, a skatepark was built in a part of the Bay Area stricken by crime and drugs. The skatepark —later known as “The Dish”— would be considered a bit out-of-date for modern times but it gave the kids in town something to focus on. And once videos of skaters like Tommy Guerrero thrashing the bowl reached the public, people from all over wanted a piece of The Dish. Skaters from both Thrasher and Santa Cruz visited the spot. After about 40 years of an innumerable number of tricks, falls and bails, this skatepark has seen everything; so, finally, in 2016 people like Jake Phelps (Thrasher) and Tony Hawk worked together with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and The Trust for Public Land to raise funds to build a new park.

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San Francisco’s first and oldest skatepark, Hilltop, is the perfect place for you and your friends to have a righteous time! This skatepark’s history is what skateboard culture is all about. Back in 1979, a skatepark was built in a part of the Bay Area stricken by crime and drugs. The skatepark —later known as “The Dish”— would be considered a bit out-of-date for modern times but it gave the kids in town something to focus on. And once videos of skaters like Tommy Guerrero thrashing the bowl reached the public, people from all over wanted a piece of The Dish. Skaters from both Thrasher and Santa Cruz visited the spot. After about 40 years of an innumerable number of tricks, falls and bails, this skatepark has seen everything; so, finally, in 2016 people like Jake Phelps (Thrasher) and Tony Hawk worked together with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and The Trust for Public Land to raise funds to build a new park.

  • Sports Skateboarding
  • Category Places
  • Type Skateparks
  • City San Francisco
  • Photographer

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