Skatelab was a destination. Skatelab became a legend in skateboarding and skatepark history featured in many films, videos, and left an indelible mark in the minds of skaters lucky enough to have spent time there. To the local community in Simi Valley, it was a place to drop your kids off for the day and not have to worry about their safety. If you still skated or wanted to learn to skateboard as an adult, that opportunity welcomed you too.
Skateparks are generally depicted as chaotic, crowded, intense energy environments often photographed during a tournament, and many, many tournaments were held at Skatelab.
The peacefulness in a snapshot of day or night where a skater could freely glide unencumbered by the obstacle of other skaters and be in the company of fellow souls is magical. Sadly, Skatelab, 1997-2019, is no more but the memory lives on.