Lauridsen Skatepark

The Country's Largest Skate Park

Lauridsen Skatepark is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines on five acres at the northern edge of the Principal Riverwalk and just east of Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center. Designed by California Skateparks, Lauridsen Skatepark is an attractive extension of the city’s beautiful Principal Riverwalk.

Polk County Conservation, manager of the Lauridsen Skatepark, along with Catch Des Moines (the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau), Skate DSM (local non-profit), Subsect (local skateboard shop), and Polk County Iowa are excited to provide this recreational, opportunity in Des Moines.

Lauridsen Skatepark Info:

Address: 901 2nd Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Hours: Monday - Sunday; 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Parking: There currently is no dedicated parking to Lauridsen Skatepark. On-street parking is available along West River Drive, as well as parking ramps throughout downtown.

Course Features:

The Lauridsen Park course design is consistent with professional-level park course venues, such as those on the Vans Park Series world tour, and is capable of hosting amateur through world-class professional events.

• Park Course 

• Street Course

• Skate Promenade

• Amoeba Pool

• Flow Bowl

• WOW Sculpture

Dew Tour Graphic

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