(Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain)

Monte Tossal park is an urban park in the city of Alicante. It is located in the heart of the city, next to the castle of San Fernando, on the slope of Mount Tossal, from which it takes its name.

It is a theme park that is arranged on terraces and has multiple sports facilities. One of these facilities is the Monte Tossal Skatepark, located next to Escultor Bañuls street, and dating from the 90s. The old skatepark is configured in several terraces with two independent elements: the bowl and the halfpipe. Around the skatepark there is a pedestrian area that connects these terraces.

The Monte Tossal Skatepark Renovation has increased its surface from the old 1,200 m² to the current 2,700 m² skating area. The pavements of the pedestrian area have been updated and a new concrete skin has been created over the old ramp areas of the skatepark, which showed a high degree of deterioration. The halfpipe and bowl have been replaced by different street obstacles, creating a more open and accessible space. Colors have been used in the paving and in the concrete of the skatepark in accordance with the closest environment, integrating the skatepark into this public space.

Fotografias: Germán Cabo @german_cabo