From rails, ramps, pipes and bowls, Iowa's skateparks are welcoming to all ages and skill levels for the ultimate thrills on wheels.

Lauridsen Skatepark

Lauridsen Skate Park, Des Moines Iowa
Photo Credit Mike Gustafson

This 88,000-square-foot skatepark in Des Moines, completed in spring of 2021, is the largest in the country. It includes an 80-foot-long, 12-foot-tall, four-foot wide skate-able "WOW" sculpture, a 15-stair set with hand rails, a snake run, a junior flow bowl and competitive street and park courses.

Iowa City Skatepark

This space offers over 11,000 square feet complete with bowls, grinding rails and a large mix of skaters of all learning levels.

Ames Skatepark

Nearly 10,000 square feet with grinding rails, ramps and stairs.

Broadway Skatepark

Though this Council Bluffs skatepark doesn't allow bikes, skateboarders and inline skaters can enjoy a snake run, four-foot bowl, fun box, rails, stairs and quarter pipers.

Oskaloosa Skatepark

Oskaloosa Skatepark, Oskaloosa Iowa

Built as part of a redevelopment project in Oskaloosa's downtown district, this skate park is a vibrant and colorful community space. With a state-of-the-art lighting system, spectator seating and a variety of stairs, bowls and ramps, this skatepark doubles as an urban plaza.

Flora Skatepark

This 16,000-square-foot park in Dubuque offers a safe and exciting skating experience with a bowl, rails, spine and grind rails.

Cook Park Skatepark

This Sioux City park features an eight-foot capsule along with rails, ramps and bowls, one of which has a six-foot island.

OB Nelson Skatepark

This 4,000-square-foot space in Fairfield features a multi-level bowl with a waterfall, tombstone extension and multiple hips, ledges, rails and a curved manual pad.

Ray Rorick Skatepark

Skaters in or near Mason City can test their skills with seven- and nine-foot quarter pipers, a five-foot fly box, ramps, rails and a pyramid.

Riverside Skatepark

Riverside Skatepark, Cedar Rapids Iowa, Jayden Brown
Photo Courtesy Instagram Jayden Brown

This unique skatepark in Cedar Rapids features nine steel obstacles and ramps including a half pipe and railings. It also has a unique ramp grouping called "the works," one of only two installed by the manufacturer in the U.S.