Skate DSM
Our vision is that Greater Des Moines becomes a community where skateboarding is a celebrated activity, for people of all ages and backgrounds!


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News

DEW TOUR OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2021 SKATEBOARDING DATES & LOCATION IN DES MOINES, IOWA

2021 Summer Dew Tour to be Held May 20-23 at the New Lauridsen Skatepark Home of the nation’s largest skatepark, and will serve as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event in 2021. Sanctioned by world skate as pro tour level events for men’s & women’s skateboard street and park (Carlsbad, Calif.) March 23, … Continue reading DEW TOUR OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2021 SKATEBOARDING DATES & LOCATION IN DES MOINES, IOWA

New Skate DSM T-Shirt

Be the first to get your hands on the new t-shirt so you can show your support for Skate DSM. Our new shirt was designed by Skate DSM Board Member, skater, and all-around good dude, Tim Tucker. Skate DSM has big plans for 2021. With your help, and so many others, the largest skatepark in … Continue reading New Skate DSM T-Shirt

LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK PROJECT SLATED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE FALL

LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK PROJECT SLATED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE FALL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 24, 2020 GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 24, 2020) – The Lauridsen Skatepark in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is on track to be completed this fall, the projects leaders announced today. Spring construction began on April 1. To-date, nearly 30% of … Continue reading LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK PROJECT SLATED TO BE COMPLETE IN THE FALL

Introducing Skate DSM

If you haven’t heard the big news going around the Des Moines metro skateboarding community, don’t worry — we’ve got your back! Earlier this month Skate DSM, a new non-profit with a mission to make the Des Moines community a place where skateboarding is a celebrated activity, officially launched! Founded by Norm Sterzenbach, Tom Miller, … Continue reading Introducing Skate DSM

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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Skate DSM July Skateboard Clinic

Sponsored by Jones Soda
with special guest, skateboard legend Mike Vallely

July 24, 2021
9:30am – 12:00pm
Lauridsen Skatepark

UPDATE: This clinic is SOLD OUT.


Skate DSM August Skateboard Clinic

with special guest, skateboard legend Mike Vallely

August 21, 2021
9:30am – 12:00pm
Lauridsen Skatepark

UPDATE: This clinic is SOLD OUT.



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LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK

THIS WORLD-CLASS SKATEPARK IN DES MOINES IS THE LARGEST PARK IN THE NATION!

At more than 88,000 square feet of skate-able terrain, the design consists of several main areas. The promenade, featuring multiple skate elements including a skate-able sculpture entitled “WOW,” competitive street and park courses, a snake run, junior flow bowl, an amoeba pool, and a large “spectator park” located along Second Avenue, featuring a switchback trail that gives access to the park from Second Avenue.


Key Features

PARK COURSE
The Olympic quality park course will be capable of hosting amateur through world-class professional events.

Terrain Details:
Depth range 5-10 feet, hips, extensions, escalators,
layback walls, gaps, rails, transfers, elevation changes, pipe coping, pool coping, and pool tile.

STREET COURSE
The Olympic quality street course will be capable of hosting amateur through world-class professional events.

Terrain Details:
10 Ledges types including straight, out, banked, hubba,
& down ledges; 11 rail types including, flat, down, out, round & square; four different stair sets, and an array of banks, gaps, hips, & transfer lines.

PROMENADE
At nearly a quarter-mile in length and 38-feet wide, the Promenade is a one-of-a-kind skatepark element.


Terrain Details:
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.

AMOEBA POOL
The culmination of all the good things that pool skating offers in a safe
and legal public park.




Terrain Details:
5’-10” shallow end, 8’-6” deep end, pool coping, and pool tile.

FLOW BOWL
A junior-sized park course designed to promote skill
progression. The Flow Bowl facilitates recreational skating, event training, and can host amateur, local, and regional events.

Terrain Details:
Depth range 4-7 feet, hips, extensions, escalators, spine,
pump-bump, layback walls, transfers, elevation changes, pipe coping, pool coping, and pool tile.

SKATEABLE ART – WOW
Located in the southern portion of the Promenade, the WOW skateable art feature is one-of-a-kind and custom designed for the Lauridsen Skatepark.


Terrain Details:
3/4 inch thick steel plate that is 84-feet long, 4-feet wide, and 12-feet tall.

ADDITIONAL SKATEPARK FEATURES
The Lauridsen Skatepark also includes a competition level 16-Stair and a Four-Flat-Four-Stair, a Snake Run, and dozens of hips, banks, and ledges located around the perimeter of the park.


Watch the live construction webcam

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