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

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Opening on May 22, 2021, the Lauridsen Skatepark will be one of the largest open parks 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.

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Grand Opening & New Management Announcement

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Grand Opening & New Management Announcement

Polk County Conservation‘s mission to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation is expanding.  They are excited to announce their management and the grand opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark on May 22, 2021. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow… Read more »

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