The Lauridsen Skatepark is set to be one of the largest open skateparks in the nation.

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The Lauridsen Skatepark is set to be one of the largest open parks in the nation. The skatepark will be centrally located at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. At more than 88,000 square feet of skate-able terrain, the design consists of 3 main areas: the lower plaza/pedestrian walk, the main plaza and the snake run, bowl and pool. The entire skatepark was heavily influenced by the existing topography of the land and the water table.

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Skatepark lands $500k state grant, closes in on doubled $6.1 million budget

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Skatepark lands $500k state grant, closes in on doubled $6.1 million budget

Fundraising for the sharply increased budget for the Lauridsen Skatepark is nearly complete and got a boost with a $500,000 state grant this week, Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly said today.  The project now is expected to cost $6.1 million due to added work to stabilize the site near the Des Moines River downtown near… Read more »

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