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Parking Update

For emergency vehicle safety reasons, the City of Des Moines Fire Marshall and Police Departments are asking for visitors to no longer park on EAST Side of West River Drive (the side closest to the water). We understand that parking is limited and we will be addressing parking expansion in the near future. We know… Read more »

Skatepark to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 7

The Lauridsen Skatepark will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate its grand opening. The Skatepark is the largest in the country and will open to the public in Greater Des Moines (DSM) in advance of hosting a national event later this month. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place… Read more »

FREE Dew Tour Ticket Reservations Now Open

FREE Dew Tour Ticket Reservations Now Open Tickets are required to enter the event area where you can visit vendors, purchase merchandise, and use the pump track. Dew Tour will be showcasing the top skaters from around the globe in the new Lauridsen Skatepark. Expect to watch the top-ranked skateboarders compete for a chance to… Read more »

2021 Skateboard Clinics Announced!

Skate DSM is hosting a series of four youth skateboarding clinics in 2021 at the Lauridsen Skatepark!  Sign up for each clinic individually, or for all four to receive a beginner, progressive teaching program, based on your skill level. Register here CLINICS Beginner/Intermediate Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Check-in: 8:30am Cost: $35… Read more »

2021 Dew Tour Street Skateboarding Course Preview

[Original article via Dew Tour here] We’re thrilled to release a first look at the Dew Tour Summer street and park setup at the Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa, where the 2021 Dew Tour will be held May 20-23. Skaters will experience the nation’s largest skatepark, weighing in at a whopping 88,000 square feet, with a… Read more »

2021 Dew Tour Des Moines Press Conference

The Dew Tour Announced that they will be coming to Des Moines for 2021! Sanctioned by World Skate as Pro Tour Level Events for Men’s & Women’s Skateboard Street and Park; 2021 Summer Dew Tour to be Held May 20-23 at the New Lauridsen Skatepark. View the press conference below: Dew Tour announced on Tuesday,… Read more »

Dew Tour Coming to Des Moines

DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN DES MOINES, IOWA, HOME OF THE NATION’S LARGEST SKATEPARK, AND WILL SERVE AS THE ONLY U.S. BASED GLOBAL OLYMPIC SKATEBOARD QUALIFYING EVENT IN 2021! Sanctioned by World Skate as Pro Tour Level Events for Men’s & Women’s Skateboard Street and Park; 2021 Summer Dew Tour to be Held May 20-23 at… Read more »

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 7, 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 »