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Here Are The Best Skate Parks In The Country
Skateboarding and biking have seen a huge boost in popularity during months of COVID-19 lockdowns. If this has become a new hobby or is something you picked back up, you may be eager to explore some of the top skate parks around the country. Why not take a road trip to visit a few? Here are some locations to get you started.
1. Denver Skate Park – Denver, Colorado
Denver Skate Park, or “DPark”, is a massive skate park with bowls for just about every level. The park is located right on the Platte River, offering skyline views of downtown and scenic views of the park’s greenery. The park is currently open daily from 5 am to 11 pm however, it temporarily closes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 10 am for maintenance.
2. FDR Skatepark – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This covered outdoor skate park is a common stop for skateboarders traveling through on the I-95 along the East coast. FDR offers tons of different bowls and obstacles to skate, and there is a good chance you’ll run into some local pros.
3. Burnside Skatepark – Portland, Oregon
According to Complex.com, “Burnside was created in 1990 by a few Portland skaters with a hunger for a proper park in their town. Arguably the most famous do-it-yourself skate park, Burnside has expanded and developed over the past 20 years and is now recognized by skaters all over the world.” Be sure to check in advance to see if the park is open due to COVID-19 restrictions.
4. Vans Skatepark – Orange, California
The infamous skateboarding shoe company, Vans, created this premium skate park in Orange Country in 1999. With indoor and outdoor options, you can skate the Upland combi-bowl and a massive wooden street course any day of the week.
5. Skatepark of Tampa (S.P.O.T.) – Tampa, Florida
This course is constantly changing to adapt to the evolution of skateboarding and offers options for skaters of all levels. It is well known for hosting many pro competitions and is considered one of the top skate parks on the east coast.