Welcome to the largest skatepark in the nation.

A World-Class Skatepark in the heart of Des Moines

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Opened on May 7, 2021, and host to the 2021 Dew Tour [May 10 – 27], the Lauridsen Skatepark the largest open park 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.

Opening video ©Alvarenga Art
Homepage photos ©Mike Gustafson | M//Design

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Live Mural Art Show

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Live Mural Art Show

  Say goodbye to that massive, empty retaining wall and join us for a Mural Painting Party on Sunday, September 12! Beginning at noon, local artists will be painting original designs on the retaining wall on the west edge of the Lauridsen Skatepark. Come watch these artists transform this wall into a work of art…. Read more »