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Golden Gate Park- Skatin' Place
A popular destination for local and visiting roller skaters alike, Skatin' Place in Golden Gate Park is located along the JFK Promenade near 6th Avenue and Fulton.
A new ground mural featuring a golden roller skate surrounded by a psychedelic pattern adds new color to a legendary skating spot.
The 28-foot by 93-foot oval mural, painted over asphalt and located between Sixth Avenue and John F. Kennedy Drive, was created by Bay Area artist and longtime Golden Gate Park skater Aimee (Bruckner) Stevland. Utilizing a vibrant color palette of yellow, orange, red, teal, and purple asphalt acrylic paint, the innovative design—titled Psychedelic Golden Gate Skate—pays tribute to the park’s roller skating history, referencing the Golden Gate Bridge and featuring a roller skate in the center circle.
The minimalist design also serves a purpose: providing spatial orientation for skaters to maintain their balance as they circle around and over it. The durable coating surface is expected to give the mural longevity to ward off peeling and fading—even with heavy traffic. The weather resistant coating will also allow for easy maintenance and retouching.
The project is a collaboration between the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and David Miles Jr., founder of the Church of 8 Wheels and longtime skating advocate and steward of Skatin’ Place. The Church of 8 Wheels and Rec and Park hosted two community meetings to solicit feedback and ideas on design proposals.