Wondering where the best skateparks are in New Mexico? This article has you covered from the state capital of Santa Fe, to the far north in Aztec, and as far south as Las Cruces. You’ll be pleased to know there are quite a few good skateparks on offer in this state along with some killer drainage ditch spots around Albuquerque. There is even a skatepark here that Rob Dyrdek helped design!
New Mexico has an extremely scenic landscape and a unique culture. Even though most of the state has a very laid back attitude, it wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time, some bad ass cowboys roamed this part of the United States causing chaos. If you are planning a skate trip to New Mexico, be sure to allow a few extra days to check out some of the fascinating historical sites associated with the notorious characters mentioned above.
Also not to miss in New Mexico are spectacular national monuments like Bandelier and Petroglyph, incredible ice caves, ancient lava flows, fossil sites, and eerie ghost towns.
Something to take note of before heading to New Mexico is the weather. Summer’s are hot in the majority of the state with daytime temperatures often exceeding 100°F. The best time to visit New Mexico is in autumn between September and November when the temperatures are a more comfortable 60 to 65F range.
Best Skateparks In New Mexico
Genoveva Chavez Skatepark
Genoveva Chavez Skatepark is 9,000 square feet and was designed and built by Spohn Ranch in 2017. Spohn Ranch are one of the best skatepark designers and builders in the United States because of their modern approach and selection of obstacles in every skatepark they build.
This particular skatepark features a variety of terrain including a large bowl with various depths, quarter pipes, bank wall, A-frame with rail, pole jam, flat bar, hubba ledge, out ledge, stair set, london gap, a manual pad, and ledge combo.
GENOVEVA CHAVEZ SKATEPARK
Address: 3221 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Calvary Skatepark is 12,000 square feet and was designed by Site Design Group. This skatepark offers plenty of fun flowing transition including wall rides, half pyramid, spine, pump bumps, hips, rails, and ledges. It is operated by the Calvary Church however it is open to the public and free to skate.
Hours: Mon to Fri 1pm – 5pm (closed Sat – Sun)
Address: 4001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Silver City Skatepark
Silver City Skatepark is 15,000 square feet and was designed and built by Grindline in 2008. It features two bowls that are joined by a doorway and there is also a large cradle. Both bowls have extensions, and one has an island with a spine.
The street course consists of quarter pipes, flat bank, stairs, rails, flat bar, ledges, bank to jersey barrier, and manual pads. This skatepark offers something for all types of skaters and all levels.
SILVER CITY SKATEPARK
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: 1427 Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
Gallup Skatepark is 13,000 square feet and was designed by Spohn Ranch in 2018. This skatepark is street inspired and features a large variety of obstacles such as stair sets, hubba ledges, flat ledges, down rails, pole jam, manual pads, euro gap, flat bar, A-frame with ledge and rail, and quarter pipes.
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: Gallup, NM 87301
Alamosa Skatepark was built in 2004 and is located in Albuquerque. This skatepark has both street and transition sections.
There are three backyard style bowls ranging from eight to eleven feet, and a three quarter pipe with a skylight. The ‘skylight’ is a one of a kind feature and the only one of its kind as far as we know.
The street course is referred to as the ‘trenches’ and it has a flow section with a mix of banks, walls, ledges, stairs, gaps, and rails, in a variety of combinations. The layout arrangement and concrete coloring of this area is inspired by Albuquerque’s drainage arroyos.
Hours: 6am – 10pm
Address: 6900 Gonzales Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
Sunland Park Skate Plaza
Sunland Park Plaza opened in 2011 and measures in at 36,000 square feet. The plaza is very unique and the designers along with Rob Dyrdek took inspiration from famous skate spots from Barcelona and the Los Angeles Courthouse.
There are a variety of ledges here including out ledges, down ledges, manual pads, hand rails, flat bars, banks, and plenty of flat ground.
This truly is the ultimate skate plaza that is sure to impress every hardcore street skateboarder. To top it off, Sunland is lit up until 10pm every night!
SUNLAND SKATE PLAZA
Hours: 7am – 10pm
Address: 4800 McNutt Rd, Santa Teresa, NM 88008
Los Altos Park Skatepark
Los Altos Park Skatepark was designed by Site Design Group and measures in at 35,000 square feet. There is plenty of transition here in the form of bowls that include hips, spines, and extensions.
The street section is wide open with a variety of ledges, rails, stairs, banks, a volcano, quarter pipes, and banks. This skatepark is showing signs of concrete wear and tear but is still totally shredable. It is lit up until 11pm in the summer months and 10pm in the winter months.
LOS ALTOS SKATEPARK
Hours: 7am – 11pm in summer 9am – 10pm in winter
Address: 10140 Lomas Boulevard NE Albuquerque, NM 87112
DeVargas Skatepark is 12,000 square feet and was built in 2013 by Grindline Skateparks. This skatepark is street inspired and consists of several types of ledges such as down ledges, out ledges, flat ledges, and curved ledges. There is also a variety of rails, flat bars, bank ramps, quarter pipes, and manual pads. Lights are turned on at night until 10pm every day of the week.
Hours: 6am – 10pm
Address: 302 W De Vargas St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Aztec Skatepark is a 7,500 square foot facility built in 2006 by Grindline. Like most Grindline designs, this skatepark is steep and tight with no lack of pool coping. It is pure bowl and transition skateboarding at its finest. Bowl skaters will no doubt love this skatepark.
Address: 600 Llano St, Aztec, NM 87410
Tigua (Pakitu) Skate Plaza
Pakitu Skate Plaza is 21,000 square feet and opened in August 2015. This skatepark has a circular design and represents a classic plaza vibe. There are a variety of stair sets, ledges, out ledges, down ledges, rails, and bank ramps, along with some nice brick work incorporated into the banks and ledges that gives the plaza a great aesthetic.
One thing to note is that Pakitu Skate Plaza is actually located in Texas at the Pueblo of Ysleta del Sur Community. It was added to this list because it is very close to the border of New Mexico and less than thirty minutes from El Paso.
PAKITU SKATE PLAZA
Hours: 6am – 12am
Address: 11200 Santos Sanchez St, Socorro, TX 79927
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