Washington, D.C. is wedged between Maryland and Virginia and is not so much known for its skateparks but it sure does have a few good ones that are worth checking out. If you like to skate street inspired skateparks then you are in luck as there is an old Maloof Money Cup Skatepark that was built specifically for a competition in 2011, and then opened to the public shortly after. Transition skateboarders are also in luck with a very cool ‘old fashioned’ concrete bowl to shred and also a fun modern flow bowl that has been approved by Tony Hawk himself!
Whether you’re a beginner, professional, or rad dad looking for somewhere to go skateboarding, you will definitely find what you are looking for in this list of the best skateparks in Washington, D.C.
Best Skateparks In Washington D.C.
Maloof (RFK Stadium) Skatepark
Maloof Skatepark (located next to RFK Stadium) was built for the Maloof Money Cup skateboarding competition in 2011. After the competition, the facility was fenced off and the local community were not allowed to access it, however then in 2012 it was opened for public use.
Measuring in at 15,000 square feet it was designed by professional skateboarder Geoff Rowley and Joe Ciaglia from California Skateparks. Inspiration was taken from a local street spot (Freedom Plaza) and the urban architecture from Washington, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue. There are a variety of fun street obstacles for all abilities to enjoy that include out ledges, flat ledges, stair sets, rails, manual pads, kicker ramp, quarter pipes, bank ramps, and a vert wall.
This is a great skatepark for street riders and it is also suitable for all skateboarding abilities.
Hours: 8am – 8pm
Address: 2200 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC
Shaw Skatepark offers skateboarders with a mix of street and transition elements. There is an enclosed flow bowl with different depths, hips, an extension, and it was even good enough for Tony Hawk to do a few laps! (see below).
The street course features numerous obstacles such as a hubba ledge, handrail, stair set, euro gap, bank to bank with a gap, flat ledges, bump to ledge, manual pads, A-frame ledge, A-frame rail, several bank ramps, pump bump, and quarter pipes. This is a great skatepark that will suit all types of skateboarders and abilities.
Hours: 9am – 9pm
Address: 1528-1530 11th St NW, Washington, DC
Green Skate Lab
If you want to skate the sickest bowl in Washington, D.C. then Green Skate Lab should be on your list. This well built authentic good ‘old fashioned’ concrete bowl is complete with pool coping, varied depths, and a pump bump. This is not your typical skatepark and is best suited to advanced riders only.
GREEN SKATE LAB
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: 2913 20th St NE, Washington, DC
Banneker Skatepark is a small skatepark located at the Banneker Recreation Center. There are some very fun obstacles here that include a curved ledge, rail, large floating bank, taco quarter pipe, wedged bank to bank, and some homemade flat ledges. It is nothing fancy but it’s a great spot to skate. It is also beginner friendly with plenty of flat ground area to practice on.
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: 2525 Sherman Ave NW, Washington, DC
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