Many older skateparks will either be firmly in the street plaza or bowl camp, but nowadays skaters tend to wanna be all-terrain riders. Newer designs solve this prob by going for a hybrid of the two styles, known as Flow Park. To get fully geeked up on skatepark design, read more here: publicskateparkguide.org/vision/types-of-skateparks/
On to the actual features.
Once you’ve got the basics you can move up a gear and start tricking big on all the rad features at your local park. But can you name all the main ones yet?
Here’s our ‘work in progress’ guide to get you clued up on what you might encounter… and one day conquer!
Think you’ve got it covered now? See what features you can name in this roll around the Grant Park skatepark in Chicago… This place looks so rad! And no scooters here… yet Just picture yourself in the flow!
Now that you know everything there is to know, what about building your own skatepark?! This just has to get a mention - Ten steps for making your own backyard park. Nice!
Or take it up a level and consider a community project. Check the following site in general, but here’s the link for info on design specifics. www.skateparkguide.com/design_basics.html
If you’re really thinking BIG then the Tony Hawk project helps fund a few projects each year… gotta be in the USA for this though. Worth a look… but don’t get your hopes up we think!!
Alright alright… but you can dream! How about a mini ramp instead?!
Our spots guide lists the main features at all the local parks… perfect if you’re bored of your nearest spot’s features and busting to try something new! Oh, and if yours isn’t covered yet, you can get involved and help others out so they can see what’s there.