Category: Events

New Parking Lot Update

Starting now until September 15, park users should enter the park from the south entrance by the ‘WOW’ sculpture while construction takes place. It is recommended to park along Robert D. Ray Dr. and cross the river on foot or by skateboard/skates via the Women of Achievement Bridge. Alternatively street parking can be found near… Read more »

USA Skateboarding to Certify Lauridsen Skatepark as a Competition Ready Park

Adding to its list of standout designations, the country’s largest skatepark will soon be among a handful of parks officially vetted to host major, global skateboarding events and competitions. Join USA Skateboarding and central Iowa leaders to formally designate Lauridsen Skatepark as having passed a rigorous inspection and certification process. “As the sport of skateboarding… Read more »

Photo and Video Contest Winners

Thank you for all your submissions, here are the winners for Faces of Skating, Park Features, and Video. Video: Reed Gibson Park Features: Ryan Pierce Faces of Skating: Ashley McLain

Hot Wheels Superchargers Aug. 5-6

Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6 is all about the new generation of athletes in Skateboard, BMX, and Scooter. Parts of the skatepark will be roped off for the Hot Wheels Superchargers competitions for kids 16 and under. After 2pm on Saturday August 6, the park will be wide open again! To register for… Read more »

Dew Tour Skatepark Limitations

Starting July 21,  public access to the park will be limited while the crew for Dew Tour starts to set up. Please continue to be respectful to each other and the Dew Tour crew. Win VIP Tickets to Dew Tour Dew Tour FAQ

Summer 2022 Park Events

June 6/5 SkateDSM– Push Start Beginner Clinic, 9:30 a.m.  6/12 SkateDSM Clinic – Bowl and Drop-in, 10:30 a.m. 6/ 24 Live Music at the skatepark, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. 6/ 25 The Iowa Ruckus, 9:30 a.m. 6/26 SkateDSM– Push Start Beginner Clinic, 9:30 a.m. July 7/17 SkateDSM–  Push Start Beginner Clinic, 9:30 a.m. 7/29-7/30 Dew Tour… Read more »

Dew Tour Returns for 2022

Carlsbad, Calif. (April 25, 2022) — The annual Dew Tour pro skateboard competition and festival – powered by MTN DEW® – will return to Des Moines, Iowa on July 29 and 30 at Lauridsen Skatepark for the second consecutive year. The event will be a finals only skateboard competition featuring the very best skaters from across… Read more »

Lauridsen Skatepark Anniversary

Join skaters, scooter riders, and BMXers as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Lauridsen Skatepark on May 7! Skateboard, scooter, and BMX contests and events will be held throughout the day. This event is sponsored by the Atlantic Bottling Company.  Anniversary Event Schedule | May 7 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 11:00am:… Read more »