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Lauridsen Skatepark

  • 901 2nd Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 323-5300
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview
    Opened on May 7, 2021, and host to the 2021 Dew Tour [May 10 – 27], the Lauridsen Skatepark the largest open park in the nation. The skatepark is centrally located at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow bowl, amoeba pool, snake run, and a skateable art piece entitled WOW. The entire skatepark was heavily influenced by the existing topography of the land and the water table.
  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Free; except for special events may charge an entrance fee and clinics/programming may require participation fees.
    • Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sun-Sat.
    • Season: Year round.
    • Additional Amenities: Parking: There is no dedicated parking lot for the skatepark. On-street parking is available along West River Drive, as well as access to city parking ramps and other site locations for when we are hosting special events.
  • Events

    September 23, 2021 - September 25, 2021

    Des Moines Streetstyle Open

    Lauridsen Skatepark

    September 24, 2021

    Upcycled Fashion Show

    Skatepark: 5 - 8pm; Bartender's Handshake: 7 - 10pm

    Lauridsen Statepark & Bartender's Handshake

  • Location
    901 2nd Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309