Go Skateboarding Day: Secret Spot

June 22nd, 2009 | Category: Marginalia

So, I was bumming around in San Marcos, Texas over the Go Skateboarding Day weekend, and I ran into this skateboard kid who used to live in Austin. He told me about this secret, outlaw spot in my neighborhood in Austin, and gave me some sketchy directions to it.

When I got back, I checked it out, and sure enough: a hidden concrete playground with lumps and lips and pool corners — less than a mile from my place!

Below are the surveillance photos I took of it upon my return:

Secret Spot: Shady Tranny

Secret Spot: Pool Corner

Secret Spot: Green Thing

It’s on… [Updates to follow.]

Further Posting:


  • Stephane Daury said:

    Man, that’s pure gold right there! And it’s just begging to be built upon too. Quikrete to the rescue! :)

  • Aaron said:

    Where is this!!!??? Can I get some directions

  • Roy Christopher (author) said:

    It’s gone, man… long gone.

  • Danny said:

    That was such a sweet spot. If your ever back in Austin, get on MoPac and head south. Long ways south. A nice ditch in the middle. You can skate it without worry from the police. They don’t mind as long as you don’t tag.