The biggest skateparks in the world can be found in some fairly obvious countries but also some very unsuspecting ones. If you’re a skatepark nerd then you might have heard of a few of the skateparks on this list but I would be impressed if you know them all.
The world’s first ever skatepark can be dated as far back as 1965 and was located in Tucson, Arizona. Since then skateparks have come a very long way and evolved tremendously in style and design. Improvements in the materials and technology used to build them has also changed so we now see perfect transitions and silky smooth concrete.
Thanks to skateboarding rising in popularity, skateparks are now being built all over the world at a rate that hasn’t been seen before. Having skateboarding in the Olympics has definitely helped with this push to build more skateparks. There really isn’t a a better time to be a skateboarder and take advantage of these amazing skateboarding facilities.
If you love skateboarding and are curious to see where the biggest skateparks in the world are then you have come to the right place. Here we have the ten biggest skateparks in the world. You are not going to believe the size of some of these mammoth skateboarding facilities, it’s quite shocking!
Biggest Skateparks In The World
1. SMP Guangzhou Skatepark (China)
The biggest skatepark in the world is an unfathomable 182,000 square feet and located in Guangzhou, China. SMP Skatepark in Guangzhou features a multitude of bowls including combi-style, flow, pool, as well as a full-pipe, snake-run, mini ramps, half pipes, and various other transitional terrain.
The street section has hubba ledges, out ledges, flat ledges, benches, stair sets, handrails, flat bars, manual pads, quarter pipes, and bank ramps.
This skatepark has something to suit all skateboarding abilities from beginners to professionals. To use this skatepark it costs around $2 an hour and riders must wear a helmet.
SMP SKATEPARK GUANGZHOU
Address: 208 Univ Town Neihuan E Rd, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
2. SMP Shanghai Skatepark (China)
Another massive skatepark in China is the 148,000 square foot SMP Skatepark in Shanghai. Convic Skateparks from Australia were the company to take-on this massive project that took almost two-years to complete.
This skatepark consists of transition ranging from two-foot quarter pipes to seventeen-foot bowls and there is even a twenty-five foot full-pipe. There is a nine-foot double capsule bowl with granite coping that is extremely steep. The four-to-seven foot peanut bowl is really tight but fun for carving lines and cruising. For vert skaters there is a one-hundred foot wide vert ramp with two huge roll-ins. Beginner skateboarders can also enjoy various obstacles such as a two and three-foot mini bowl which is perfect to for learning.
The street course has everything a street skater could want including ledges, rails, stairs, in all-sizes. There are also pyramids, bank ramps, and quarter pipes. This skatepark is an amazing piece of work.
SMP SKATEPARK SHANGHAI
Address: 2100 Songhu Rd, 2100, Yangpu District, China
3. Lauridsen Skatepark (United States)
Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines officially opened on May 7th, 2021, and is now the biggest skatepark in the USA. The enormous 88,000 square foot skatepark is what skateboarders all around the world dream of skating or even better, having in their own town or city. This skatepark was designed by legendary skateboarder Lance Mountain and Colby Carter of California Skateparks, so you know it is world-class!
At a quarter-mile long and a total area of five-acres, you can expect just about every skateboarding obstacle known to man here.
The skatepark features a variety of bowls including a flow bowl with depths ranging from four-to-seven-feet, hips, extensions, escalators, spine, pump bump, layback walls, transfers, countless elevation changes, steel coping, pool coping, and pool tile. There is also an amoeba bowl with a five-to-ten-foot shallow end, eight-to-six-foot deep end, pool coping, and pool tile.
The street course features ten types of ledges including straight, out, banked, hubba,
and down ledges. As for rails there are eleven types including flat, down, out, round, and square. If you like stairs they have them too, as well as an array of banks, gaps, hips, and transfer lines.
The plaza section includes cantilevered quarter pipes, mini-ramp, beginner street
section, curbs, banks, hipped-banks, flat-rails, bump-to-bump, A-frame rail, ledge-gap, mailbox-curb, out-ledges, out-rail, banked ledges, manual-pad, and pump-bumps.
Hours: 6am – 10:30pm
Address: 901 2nd Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
4. North Houston Skatepark (United States)
In typical Texas fashion, the skateparks in the Lone Star State are huge. North Houston Skatepark is the real ‘big dog’ when it comes to Texas skateparks weighing in at a whopping 78,000 square feet! This is the biggest skatepark in Texas!
This skatepark consists of a twenty-foot full-pipe, twelve-foot vert bowl, ten-foot bowl, and a killer snake-run. The street section is just as impressive with every kind of obstacle known to man such as ledges, hubbas, manual pads, handrails, flat bars, stair sets, A-frames, banks, and the list goes on.
NORTH HOUSTON SKATEPARK
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Address: 12351 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston, Texas, USA
5. Shaw Millennium Park Skatepark (Canada)
Shaw Millennium Park Skatepark was built back in 2000 and is still the largest skatepark ever built in Canada to this day. It measures in at a whopping 75,000 square feet and as you can imagine, that is a lot of concrete along with a lot of obstacles.
This huge skatepark has a bowl with a full-pipe, backyard-style pool bowl, flow bowl, mini ramp, quarter pipes, bank ramps, hubba ledges, flat ledges, out ledges, A-frame, stairs, handrails, flat bars, manual pads, pump bumps, and more! Of course with a twenty-two year old skatepark you can expect some wear and tear but either way, this is still an amazing and historical Calgary skatepark that you must visit at least once.
SHAW MILLENNIUM SKATEPARK
Address: 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, CA
6. Lake Cunningham Skatepark (United States)
Lake Cunningham Skatepark is California’s biggest skatepark coming in at 67,000 square feet and was built and designed by California Skateparks. This skatepark is known for having the world’s largest cradle and tallest vert wall both measuring twenty-two feet, and the largest full-pipe with a banked entry and a spiraled end that emulates a breaking wave measuring twenty-feet.
There are six bowls that range from beginner to expert level and also includes two thimbles and a flow section. The street course consists of a stair set, hubba ledges, pump bumps, banks, rails, and more.
Park amenities include internal landscaping, lights, a drinking fountain and restrooms. Lake Cunningham Skatepark requires a day pass to use the facility which costs $10.
LAKE CUNNINGHAM SKATEPARK
Hours: Wed to Fri 3 pm – 9pm Sat 9am – 9 pm Sun 9 am – 7 pm
Address: 2305 S White Rd San Jose CA, USA
7. Craig Ranch Skatepark (United States)
Craig Ranch Skatepark is a massive 65,000 square feet and was built by Hardcore Skateparks. And yes, you better believe this skatepark is hardcore! We are talking bowls in big, medium and small sizes, over-vert cradle, snake run, walls, extensions, and the list goes on. The street course is loaded with ledges, hubba ledges, out ledges, A-frames, hand rails, flat bars stair sets, manual pads, and bank ramps.
There is something for everyone here and it’s the biggest skatepark in Nevada!
CRAIG RANCH SKATEPARK
Hours: 8am – 10pm
Address: 628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV, USA
8. Mandurah Skatepark (Australia)
Mandurah Skatepark is 53,000 square feet and features three distinct zones which consist of an advanced bowl, flow bowl, and street plaza. The competition level advanced bowl has different depths, hips, and granite pool coping. If you’re not quite ready for the big bowl then the flow bowl is a good place to practice as it consists of mellower transitions along with a center island, various hips, and an extension.
To top things off there is an amazing street plaza with a large selection of obstacles such as hubba ledges, flat ledges, curved ledge, manual pads, stair sets, rails, flat bars, bank to bank, bump over pillar, pole jam, bank ramps, and quarter pipes.
This entire skatepark is a work of art and incorporates recycled jetty posts to pay homage to the old Mandurah Bridge and also contains blue swimmer crab styled skate rails. The park’s location beside the Mandurah River is top notch and helps to keep temperatures cool here. If you live in Perth or are planning a visit, be sure not to miss this spot!
Hours: 8am – 12am
Address: Halls Head, Western Australia
9. Black Pearl Skatepark (Cayman Islands)
The Black Pearl Skatepark measures in at 52,000 square feet and is in one of the most unlikely locations you would think of. Grand Harbour in the Cayman Islands is where this massive skateparks exists. Pretty random or is it just me? Either way this skatepark is super rad.
It consists of numerous types of transition such as flow bowls, pool bowls, extensions, radial pocket, over-vert cradle, hips, pump bumps, and bank ramps. The street courses is made up of various ledges, rails, and stairs.
If you ever happen to visit the Cayman Islands this is a must skate! No matter if you’re a beginner or professional. The fee to ride the skatepark is $10 a day.
BLACK PEARL SKATEPARK
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Address: 7MM3+5QP, Grand Harbour, Cayman Islands
10. Ramp 1 Skatepark (United Kingdom)
Ramp 1 is a large 50,000 square foot indoor skatepark located in Warrington. The facility boasts a beginner skatepark, street plaza, rhythm section, and a skate-able tunnel.
The beginner skatepark consists of small quarter pipes, ledges, and rails that are perfect to build up confidence and learn beginner tricks on. Street skaters will be happy with the plaza that is Las Vegas themed and consists of a pyramid bank, handrails, out rail, flat bars, pole jam, hubba ledges, granite flat ledges, manual pad, stair sets, grass gap, jersey barrier, banks, and quarter pipes.
Parents or friends can enjoy a coffee and snacks from Grind Café while watching the action go down from the viewing areas. Ramp 1 also has free Wi-Fi and an on-site skate shop!
RAMP 1 SKATEPARK
Hours: Mon – Fri (10am – 9pm) Sat (9am – 9pm) Sun (9am – 7pm)
Address: Penketh Business Park, Unit 1 A, Liverpool Rd, Warrington, U.K.
HOW ARE SKATEPARKS MEASURED?
Skateparks are measured in either square feet or square meters.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A CONCRETE SKATEPARK
On average a concrete skatepark will cost $50 – $60 per square foot. For example a 10,000 square foot skatepark will cost approximately $500,000 – $600,000.
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