West Virginia has yet to be blessed with world-class skateparks, but rest assured there are still a few good places to shred. Unfortunately, many of the facilities in this state are getting old and worn out, but there are a few skateparks built by Grindline that have stood the test of time.
There is also some more good news because the city of Charleston recently opened a much needed skatepark for the local community. Although it’s not much, it has seen a huge influx of skateboarders flocking to learn how to skate. The benefits to building skateparks are always positive and the hope is more West Virginian cities and towns will follow suit by providing their communities with a safe space for skateboarding.
Here are five of the best skateparks in West Virginia. As always, we would love to hear from you in the comments below if you think there is a skatepark that deserves a mention on this list.
Best Skateparks In West Virginia
Wheeling Skatepark is 10,000 square feet and was built in 2007 by Grindline. There is a big bowl that ranges from four to ten feet with an island, hips, and extensions. The street section consists of stairs, a handrail, curved rail, flat bar, ledges, manual pad, and bank ramps. The best thing about this skatepark? It’s open 24 hours a day!
Hours: 24/7 shredding
Address: Co Hwy 3, Wheeling, WV
Martinsburg DIY Skate Spot
With nowhere to safely ride within the city, a group of skaters decided to turn an abandoned concrete pad just outside of Martinsburg into their own DIY Skatepark. It is the only skatepark in the area so it is a popular spot for many local skateboarders. There are some ledges, rails, manual pads, banks, a spine, and quarter pipes. Like most DIY’s the surface is rough and the obstacles are not perfect but you can still have a ton of fun here.
Address: Martinsburg, WV
Fort Neal Skatepark
Fort Neal Skatepark is 10,000 square feet and was built by Grindline. Grindline is known for building big bowls and no exceptions were made for Fort Neal. You’ll find a six to ten foot clover bowl with pool coping here as well as a street section which has down ledges, various flat ledges, manual pads, stair sets, handrails, A-frame with a rail and gap, flat bar, euro gap, banks, and a mini half bowl pocket. Phew! That was a lot to cover.
FORT NEAL SKATEPARK
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: 2000 1st Ave, Parkersburg, WV
Fayetteville Town Park Skatepark
Fayetteville Skatepark is another Grindline design and build. There is a kidney bowl with a staircase and pool coping, a flow bowl with a mix of pool and steel coping, and a window. The street course consists of stairs, ledges, manual pad, handrail, and quarter pipes.
Hours: sunrise – sunset
Address: Park Dr, Fayetteville, WV
Skatepark Of Charleston
Skatepark Of Charleston is the newest skatepark in the city. The last skatepark built here was over fifteen years ago! This terrific facility is located underneath Interstate-64 in downtown Charleston so you can rest assured that going for a roll can happen here even in inclement weather. What you’ll find is a perfect mini ramp, several quarter pipes, spine ramp, pyramid, ledges, rails, flat bar, and a manual pad.
SKATEPARK OF CHARLESTON
Hours: 8am – 8pm
Address: Downtown Charleston, WV
Coonskin Skatepark is made up of a few above ground metal ramps that include quarter pipes, banks, tabletop, a pyramid with a rail, flat bar, manual pad, and two small concrete down ledges. Although it is not much, you can still have a fun session here and it’s a good spot to practice flat ground tricks.
Hours: 8am – 8pm
Address: Henry C. Shores Dr, Charleston, WV
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