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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Skatepark to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 7

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Skatepark to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 7

The Lauridsen Skatepark will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate its grand opening. The Skatepark is the largest in the country and will open to the public in Greater Des Moines (DSM) in advance of hosting a national event later this month. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place… Read more »