Skater and filmmaker Mirza Jasarovic took a moment to put Des Moines’s and the Midwest’s skate scene in his own words.
By Mirza Jasarovic
With the opening of the nation’s largest outdoor skate park in Des Moines, Iowa, skateboarding is having a true growth moment in the Midwest. Lauridsen Skatepark has injected a fresh dose of interest into the scene, offering the spotlight to a community of skateboarders who might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
But that’s not to say that the heartland hasn’t always been home to next-level skateboarding. Skaters across the region stack clips year-round, regardless of the weather (look at Red Bull DIY). And when skating outside simply isn’t an option, the region is home to indoor skateparks that build community by hosting events, leading clinics, and serving as stops on the Red Bull Cornerstone series.
Skater and filmmaker Mirza Jasarovic took a moment to put Des Moines’s and the Midwest’s skate scene in his own words: