Rob Dyrdek Launches New Skate Spot In North Hollywood

by TIFFANY ETESSAMI · May 21, 2010

MTV's Rob Dyrdek celebrated the grand opening of a state-of-the-art Skate Plaza at North Hollywood Park. In collaboration with 7-Eleven and LA District 4 Council member Tom LaBonge, Dyrdek opened the "Safe Spot Skate Spot."

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The theme of the Skate Plaza includes Dyrdek's authentic street skateboarding cartoon and Wild Grinders toy line. As a tongue-in-cheek homage to 7-Eleven's popularity among North Hollywood skateboarders, the convenience store across the street from the park has been transformed in to an urban skate store.

Dyrdek treated fans to skate demonstrations, while handing out Wild Grinders giveaways like cups and T-shirts. 7-Eleven donated $250,000 to the Rob Dyrdek Foundation, which was what largely funded the new skate park.

The Safe Spot Skate Spot Program offers safe places for kids across America to skate. So far, this is the third spot to open.

[All photos by Chris Polk courtesy of EFG]