About CSF


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 comprised of lifelong Carpinteria residents who care about our town and are working to make it better. 


Founding members include:
Pictured left to right

Not pictured
Ty Smith
Kellie Wolfe
Doug Galati
John Haan


Event Blog

First Skate Art Show to benefit construction of the Carpinteria Skate Park. 

When: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 from 5pm - 9pm
Where: Lucky Llama, 5100 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
What: Skateboard Art Show with 50 local and international artists from both skate and surf industries.  Artists include, PRO surfer Dane Reynolds, PRO skaters JJ Wessels, Brian Bent, Mitch Abshere, Chase Stopnik and local artists Benjamin Anderson, Randy Noborikawa and Sean Anderson.

The community is invited to a FREE fun-filled evening with live music,food generously donated by Uncle Chen's, drinks, friends, and fundraising. There will be a silent auction, live music by AFishNSea, Beer from Island Brewing Co. and Wine by Sarloos and Sons. All proceeds benefit the Carpinteria Skate Foundation, an all-volunteer Non-Profit organization whose mission is to bring a public skate park to Carpinteria.




11.6.15 SK8FLIX 5
We're hosting our 5th Annual Skate Flix Video Contest, Friday Nov 6th, 6pm - 10pm

Hit the streets, get your footage and begin editing your video to support the 5th annual Skate Flix Video Contest. The 2015 Skateflix video contest will be held on Friday November 6th at the Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave from 6pm - 10pm.
Deadlines for video submissions for Skateflix is October 31st and this year there will be a ton of cool prizes. $500 cash and prize packs. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with live music, a local skate video contest, food, drinks, friends, and fundraising. 
Now that we have a location to put the skatepark, we need the money to build it.
Share on social using #Skateflix


10.26.15 City Council Meeting - WE FINALLY HAVE A SPOT
Council has voted to direct staff to work with the Carpinteria Skate Park Foundation to negotiate terms of an MOU for City Council approval and to proceed with a concept design for a skate park at the easternmost area of the City Hall site. 

Winter 2014 - City of Carpinteria Skate Park Feasibility Study Public Workshop

Amongst an overflowing chamber of supporters, the Council voted 4-0 with one absentee to incorporate a skatepark into our public park system. The council further motioned to focus analysis of the City Hall hockey rink as the potential location for the in-ground concrete skatepark.


Summer 2014 - City of Carpinteria Skate Park Feasibility Study (page 107) 
The City is working on a skate park feasibility study that will soon be completed. Its purpose is to prepare a study that evaluates the compatibility and necessity of a skate park in the city. The study shall review relevant information from current operators of skate parks, evaluate the challenges to finance, build and operate a skate park, and evaluate a list of potential sites.

June 2014 - Sk8 Flix 4
Yet another awesome showing of community support. Thanks to everyone who particiated.

Winter 2013 - Community Forum
The Carpinteria Skate Foundation along with Spohn Ranch hosted an evening of discussion which followed a Skatepark site analysis presented by Spohn Ranch. The packed house had in attendance both supporters and opponents. These meetings which we have hosted before are intended to obtain feedback which can be incorporated into the proposed Skate Garden project. Both positive and negative feedback is useful which helps the Skate Garden project concept become a community owned project.

Aug 2013  -  Recorded Presentation  Our presentation starts around the 24 minute mark, there are also some great public comments shortly afterward.
We presented a site analysis on possible locations for a skatepark. Our analysis took in many factors and the results have led us to our current project concept( The Skate Garden) placed at the 5th street lot. We wanted to share with the community and the city council how and why we are pursuing this location. Please follow the link here to watch a recording of the presentation. If there are any questions please email us. See email below.

Feb 2013
We held a Supporters Group Photo where over 150 of our supporters came out with minimal advance notice to declare their support for the Skate Garden project concept. The photo opportunity arose after the Coastal View let us know they were going to be doing a story on the Skate Garden project. It came out in the Valentines issue.  

Dec 2012
As of November 2012 the City owns the land commonly known as the 5th Street Lot. This has been the first choice location for our project since the beginning. Public meetings concerning the future use of the new City park will take place in early 2013. A skate park is not guaranteed unless we effectively make the case for our "Skate Garden" concept. Your participation and support for this project is critical. Please check back often or sign up for email alerts to be informed on when these community meetings will be held.

5th Street Purchased - November 2012
The City of Carpinteria is the new owner of the property we have been pushing them to buy. The site is zoned recreational and is right next to the location of the old skate park. 

Ojai Skatepark Roundtable - February 25th 2012

We were invited to a discussion with the fine group of people who brought a skate park to their community. They shared their experience and offered their support. We came away with a fresh look. Then we skated their park, which is so fun. I suggest you pay it a visit.

3rd Annual Skate Flix - August 6th 2011
Congrats to Ben Sevitski claiming the $200.00 ghetto wad with his winning entry, "Some SB Hammers". We would like to give a special thanks to the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council for giving us the venue and all the help. Thanks to everyone that came out!

Rods N' Roses 2011 - July 2nd, 2011
Thanks to all those who stopped by to say hello.

Morning Rotary Recognition - May 18th, 2011
Carpinteria Skate Foundation would like to thank the Morning Rotary of Carpinteria for their generous donation. Every year the Morning Rotary sells Carpinteria calendars and gives the proceeds to local organizations. CSF is honored to be recognized as an organization working for positive change in our community. Although we are happy to receive the money, it is the recognition from, and association with this highly respected club, which means the most to us. Thanks again Morning Rotary for recognizing our efforts and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Town Hall Meeting - April 20th, 2011
At Carpinteria Women's Club. Our presentation of the ongoing effort was well received and we appreciate all the questions and input. Our goal is to give the entire community a voice. Please keep the input and help coming!

Punk Show - Soho - March 26th 2011
Join us at Soho for a night of punk and rock with multiple bands, raffle and Soho's full bar. Thanks to all the Bands and all those that came out. Things got loud!

2nd Annual Carp Skate Flix - July 31st 2010
Presented by Carp Arts Council & The Carpinteria Skate Foundation.
Thanks to everyone that came. It was so much fun and so great to see the support from the community. A huge thanks to all the bands, JBG for sound, everyone who showed a video, and all the donors and volunteers. Check this video from Larry Nimmer. link

Rods & Roses 2010 - July 3rd
Thanks to everyone who checked out our booth...

Thunderbowl Skate Party- April 30, 2010 - Skate
Waiver
Our first ever skate night was so much fun. We set up a temporary skate park for the night and had lots of skaters pulling out their best for the crowd. Al while enjoying a line up of bands that played into the night. We would like to thank Carp Cares for youth for all the effort put into making this happen, we would also like to thank the City for letting us use the thunderbowl. We would also like to thank all the bands that performed.
Look for more events like this in the months to come.

City Hall Workshop - Jan 30, 2010
As part of the Annual City of Carpinteria Department Workshop, Parks and Rec director Matt Roberts outlined to the City Council his and our desire to bring a skatepark to Carpinteria. With a nod from city leaders the Parks and Rec Department is actively looking into possible land
acquisitions for the skatepark.
Once we get the land then the fun begins.

Avocado Festival Information and fundraising booth - Oct 3-4, 2009
We gathered hundreds of signatures in support of a skatepark. It seems the community and its visitors really think its a great idea, and so do we!!

Skate Flicks - Fundraiser hosted by the Carpinteria Arts Center - July 25th, 2009
Carpinteria Skate Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors, bands, skate video entrants, attendees and the Carp Arts Center for a wonderful fundraising evening on Saturday. We raised $2,600 through the gate, t-shirts, food, and silent auction. Congratulations to Julian Dittert with "AVATIC", for taking home the $150 first prize in the 1st Annual Skate Video Contest. 2nd place went to Spencer Navarro and 3rd place went to Tao Antrim.

Rods and Roses Festival - June 27, 2009
It was a huge success!!! Thanks to everyone in the community who made this possible.

First Annual Carpinteria Fishing Swap meet - May 23rd. 2009
Thanks to Tyron Smith of Carp Sports for organizing our first fundraiser !
We were able to raise some money and let the public know about our efforts.

"Project Path" A community discussion - March 10th, 2009
We hosted a discussion at the Carpinteria Woman’s Club to Discuss our effort to build a Permanent Skate Park in Carpinteria. We invited local business owners, kids, their supportive parents and anyone who is interested or concerned. Thanks for all of you that came and showed your support and ideas. The meeting was a success and we are extremely happy to know you are interested.

Carpinteria City Council Meeting - January 26th, 2009
We gave an introduction of our efforts to the council members who seemed supportive. You can watch the rebroadcast of the meeting on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00pm. We go on at the end of the public presentation segment.