Just south of San Jose and east of Santa Cruz, CA, is Gilroy—garlic capital of the world and home to a new skatepark. The park is pretty small but packed well with assorted goodies.
GOOD: Good things about the park are the five different flat bars and many various metal-edged ledges (say that ten times fast) that encircle the park. There are three pyramid-type setups of varying transition and banks with ledges that make for some fun trick combos. Two quarterpipes (the tallest objects at the park) face each other with rounded hips. On the backside of one quarterpipe is a multi-level ledge setup that has potential. At the gravitational bottom of the park is a short volcano with a big deck that gives you a good start-off for shooting back to the top (the park is set up on a slight incline), hitting an obstacle on the way. —Aaron Jones
ADDRESS: 510 Mantelli Dr, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA