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Roller Skating in Golden Gate Park

There is a place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels. The area is is called, "Skatin' Place".  It is located at 6th Avenue and Kennedy Drive in the park. It has been officially dedicated and recognized as the home for outdoor roller skating in the San Francisco. 

Skaters have been rollin' here since the  roller disco days of 1979 when it was common to see 15,000 to 20,000 people flocking to the park  to skate on Sundays when there are no cars.  The closed roads become a safe recreational paradise for runners, walkers, skaters, cyclists and others who were looking to escape the pressures of the fast paced city lifestyle and enjoy themselves in a lush, green, sylvan park environment. It was and still to this day is an absolutely wonderful scene and a great way to spend the day in San Francisco. 

It's fun.  It's free.  It's here every Sunday. The GodFather comes out at about noon with a booming sound system.  Skaters come from throughout the Bay Area to boogie, skate or just watch the action. There is no skate rental here, but there is one nearby.  It's better to have your own skates though.  We can arrange skate for you, but you need to arrange this with Rose at[masked]

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  • D. Miles J.
    The GodFather of Skate, Organizer,
    Event Host

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