(Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
This skatepark is located in La Granja Park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. La Granja Park is one of the largest urban parks in the Canary Islands. It is a 64,310 m² green lung inside the city of Santa Cruz.
La Granja Park has a very wide range of facilities for outdoor sports. It has wide asphalt and sand roads surrounded by landscaped plots. These plots are higher than the roads and therefore the land is always held back by rows of basalt rocks. The park is conceived with open vegetation, including grass and large vegetation. For this reason, trees and palm trees abound and there is a lack of shrubs and herbaceous.
La Granja Park Skatepark is integrated into a 2.500 m² circular plaza inside the park with diferent facilities for urban sports like skateboarding or bmx. The main idea of the project is to incorporate Tenerife´s landscape diversity in the design of this space, creating desert areas and spaces with vegetation and shadow all within the skatepark.
The skatepark is integrated into the landscape of the park through different strategies. One of them by using colors like brown, yellow and ocher in the concrete organic forms. Also including vegetation inside the skatepark and using the park’s basalt rocks as obstacles for skateboarding.
Photos: Ian Paulo Cazorla @justshootingfun