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Grand Opening & New Management Announcement

Polk County Conservation‘s mission to provide the citizens of Polk County with quality outdoor recreation is expanding.  They are excited to announce their management and the grand opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark on May 22, 2021. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow… Read more »

Nation’s Largest Skatepark Eyes Spring Opening in DSM

Nation’s largest skatepark eyes spring opening in D.M., boost for worker recruitment & tourism By  Perry Beeman – September 21, 2020 View original article here. Iowa gets plenty of national buzz as home to the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. But ask out-of-staters what they think of Iowa, and many struggle to form an image beyond the… 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 »