Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines has been recognized by USA Skateboarding as a competition-ready park after passing a rigorous inspection and certification process.

There was a ceremony, celebration and meet-and-greet with professional skateboarders Grace Marhoefer and Liam Pace on Sunday morning to commemorate the certification.

Johnny Schilleriff of USA Skateboarding said “arguably the greatest skatepark in the world” passed a rigorous 75-point inspection to obtain the certified status. Read more.