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 65,000 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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Des Moines Register: Skateboarders will be able to skate on Des Moines’ newest sculpture

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Des Moines Register: Skateboarders will be able to skate on Des Moines’ newest sculpture

Kim Norvell, Des Moines RegisterPublished 9:39 a.m. CT Oct. 19, 2018 (Photo: R&R Studios/Special to the Register) A skate-able sculpture planned for Des Moines’ riverfront skate park will have people saying wow — literally. The massive art piece would be constructed of steel, painted a vibrant color and spell out the word “wow.” Skateboarders will be able to… Read more »

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