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.
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.
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