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.

PARK 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.


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