Lauridsen Skatepark

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901 2nd Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

6AM - 10:30PM

Opened on May 7, 2021, and host to the 2021 Dew Tour, the Lauridsen Skatepark is the largest free skatepark in the nation. The skatepark is centrally located at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow bowl, amoeba pool, snake run, and a skateable art piece entitled WOW.  The entire skatepark was heavily influenced by the existing topography of the land and the water table.

Skatepark Rules

The Lauridsen Skatepark is a shared public space. Have fun, be safe, respect others, & enjoy your ride!

Park Rules Prohibit:

  1. Modification to any part of the skatepark or unauthorized ramps, rails, or other obstacles
  2. Use of Metal Pegs on BMX Bikes (Plastic Pegs ONLY)
  3. Motorized Vehicles
  4. Littering &/or Dumping of Debris
  5. Use of Alcohol
  6. Use of Glass Containers
  7. Smoking &/or Vaping within 25 Feet of the Skate Elements
  8. No Pets in Skating Area

It is highly recommended that skatepark users wear the following:

  1. Helmets
  2. Knee Pads
  3. Elbow Pads
  4. Wrist Guards
  5. Gloves

Skatepark use is a high risk sport; accident, injury, or death resulting from the use of this facility is the responsibility of the user. This is an unsupervised facility, use at your own risk and within your abilities.


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