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LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK PROJECT SLATED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE FALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 24, 2020 LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK PROJECT SLATED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE FALL GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 24, 2020) – The Lauridsen Skatepark in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is on track to be completed this fall, the projects leaders announced today. Spring construction began on April 1. To-date, nearly 30%… Read more »

Introducing Skate DSM

If you haven’t heard the big news going around the Des Moines metro skateboarding community, don’t worry — we’ve got your back! Earlier this month Skate DSM, a new non-profit with a mission to make the Des Moines community a place where skateboarding is a celebrated activity, officially launched! Founded by Norm Sterzenbach, Tom Miller,… Read more »

New York Times: Skateboarders Won

Skate parks, once considered a menace, are booming everywhere around the world. Now we head toward the first skateboarding Olympics. In July 1995, the artist Maura Sheehan installed a skateable sculpture in the anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge, over on the Brooklyn side. Ms. Sheehan became fascinated with skateboarders after observing large groups of them careening… Read more »