New Skateparks, June 2001


Liberty Skatepark

13900 Monroe St., Westminster, CA 92683

This 6,300-square-foot free, concrete public park features a street plaza with rails, ledges, and bowls. Pads are required.


Berthoud Skatepark

209 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, CO 80513

This free outdoor skatepark was created in Summer 2000, on a 5,000-square-foot concrete slab. It features various wooden and metal obstacles, including two eight-foot mini ramps, a funbox, quarterpipes, and stairs. Signed waivers and helmets are mandatory.


Park X, Inc.

118 Jetport Dr., Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: (601) 936-3574

With the assistance of Heidi Lemmon and SPAUSA (Skatepark Association of USA), this indoor park was opened in December 2000 and features a six-by-32-foot mini ramp, four-by-24-foot micro ramp, and a two-foot beginner ramp. It also features a beginner-to-intermediate level street course with a four-foot spine. An advanced-level street course is currently under construction. The park also has a skate shop, and pads are required. Membership is 50 dollars per year through SPAUSA. Rates are ten dollars per two-hour session for nonmembers, and eight dollars per two-hour session for members.

New Jersey

Golfworld Mini Ramp

115 Jackson Ave., Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Phone: (973) 831-1148

This indoor, 40-foot-wide mini ramp features a five-and-a-half-foot section, a four-foot section, a bank ramp, and two vertical sections. All ramps are surfaced with Skatelite. A helmet is required, and full pads are recommended. Board and pad rental, lessons, and private sessions are available. The park has a lounge/snack-bar area, and all skaters must sign a waiver to skate. Skateboarders aged seventeen and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. A cement street course is coming soon, and sessions are nine dollars. For more information, check out

Moorestown Vans Skatepark

400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057-3219

The seventh and newest Vans Skatepark fills 37,000 square feet at the Moorestown Mall and features a vert ramp, halfpipe, street course, and kid course. The 6,200-square-foot concrete street course resembles a true street environment with real obstacles like a fire hydrant, planters, stairs, gaps, ledges, and wall rides. The wooden street course is surfaced in Finnish birch. There is also an on-site pro shop. For more information, call the park at:

(856) 642-9966.


Park City Skatepark

Park City Park, 1220 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060

The skatepark is a new feature in the town that plays host to the annual Sundance Film Festival. It was designed and built by Site Design Group and Homes And Narver engineering group. The concrete park is expected to open on July 2, and features 20,000 square feet of bowls, ramps, and a street course. It’s free to skate, though helmets are required. For more information, contact Matthew Twombly at: (435) 615-5177.


Rain City Skate Park

1044 Fourth Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98134

Phone: (206) 749-5511

This is the largest indoor park in the rainy Northwest. The 12,000-square-foot park also features the only vert ramp in the Northwest. Helmets are required, as are kneepads on vert. Pads are available to rent. The street course and mini ramp are professionally built, and there is an on-site pro shop with video games and a snack bar.

Kitsap Board Shop And Indoor Skatepark

1341 Bay St., Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: (360) 876-4585

This indoor park features a 20,000-square-foot street course, and a four- by 24-foot mini ramp. Helmets are required.



Memorial Stadium Skatepark


Kings Bridge Rd. and Lake Ave., St. Johns, Newfoundland

Apparently this free public skatepark has been in existence for two years, though we just got word of it recently. It features various metal and wooden ramps, some quarterpipes and boxes, and a flat bank. Pads and helmets are required.