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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New Parking Lot Update

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New Parking Lot Update

Starting now until September 15, park users should enter the park from the south entrance by the ‘WOW’ sculpture while construction takes place. It is recommended to park along Robert D. Ray Dr. and cross the river on foot or by skateboard/skates via the Women of Achievement Bridge. Alternatively street parking can be found near… Read more »