Al Coker, a Preston Hollow area real estate developer, is called “The Godfather” by some of the oldtimers at his Guapo Skate Park in The Cedars south of Downtown Dallas. The park closed last Saturday, but Coker says he plans to open soon in a new location. 

Advocate photographer Danny Fulgencio and I showed up for the final sesh at Guapo Skate Park near Downtown Dallas Saturday.

Here’s a sneak peek of Danny’s fab photos, which he snapped (in between a few drop-ins of his own, that is).

We are working on a story about a legendary late skateboarder who hails from the Lake Highlands neighborhood; it’s slated to be published in our sister magazine, the Lake Highlands Advocate, in June.

East Dallas resident Woody Sigrist skates the bowl at Guapo Skate Park, which will reopen soon in a new location. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

East Dallas resident Woody Sigrist skates the bowl at Guapo Skate Park, which will reopen soon in a new location. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Park owner Al Coker says he plans to open a new park, location TBA soon, within the next couple of months. The new Guapo Skillz Center will include a Texas skate museum, Coker tells us. At age 60+, the guy still rolls like a champ. Side note: In the below video, Coker is skating with a broken rib.

#Bonuspics

Skaters of all ages — under 10, over 60 and every age in between — showed up for the final session at Guapo. Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

Skaters of all ages — under 10, over 60 and every age in between — showed up for the final session at Guapo. Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

Follow Guapo for the latest on the new park.

Guapo Skate Park closed on the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, so, as the Bard so eloquently penned, "Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow."

Guapo Skate Park closed on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, so, as the Bard so eloquently penned, “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” Photo by Danny Fulgencio


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