SKATEPARK HOURS (Grand Opening May 22, 2021)

Monday – Sunday | 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

No loitering after hours

The Lauridsen Skatepark is a shared public space. Have fun, be safe, respect others, & enjoy your ride!

Skatepark Covid Guidelines

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Adhering to the CDC guidelines all patrons must maintain a minimum of 6 feet from neighboring groups. Children under 11 yrs. old MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • MASKS are not required while exercising. We strongly encourage them for spectators.


The Lauridsen Skatepark is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines on five acres at the northern edge of the Principal Riverwalk and just east of Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center.

Address: 901 2nd Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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Parking |
There is no dedicated parking lot for the skatepark. On-street parking is available along 2nd Avenue, as well as access to city parking ramps and other site locations for when we are hosting special events.

More parking may be added in the future.

Report any violations, damage, or submit a service request to:
Polk County Conservation |  | 515-202-8128

In case of an emergency, call 911.