Best Skateparks in Every State
Skateboarding was invented in the late 1940s and is more popular than ever today. There are over 11 million skateboarders in the United States and 85 million worldwide.
In 2019, the Tony Hawk Foundation identified about 2,800 public skateparks in the U.S., with hundreds more unofficial ones. So where's a good skatepark near you?
We've combed through skateparks across the country to find the cream of the crop. Outdoor. Indoor. Any ability. These are the best skateparks in every state.
Alabama: Veteran’s Park
Location: Alabaster, Alabama
Bottom line: This park has some cool features. They include a three-stair hubba (or ledge), an eight-stair handrail, and a skull bowl with real pool tile and pool coping.
It was built by California Skateparks.
What people say: "Great park for singles and family. Lots of activities and recreation. Has Large dog park with water feature and Astro turf . My dog loves it. There's an area for small dogs and large dogs. Lots of walking trails, picnic areas and trees. Beautiful scenery. With a very large parking lot." —Nikki L., from Chicago, Illinois, on Yelp
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Alaska: Homer Skate Park
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Bottom line: This is a nice little street run near Kachemak Bay.
The park was built after Homer won a Tony Hawk award.
What people say: "This small skatepark is a pretty cool community skatepark. ...This skatepark is mainly a street course with I think 3 small quarter pipes, a couple little kickers, a fun box with a set of stairs on one side of it." —Reviewer on Concrete Disciples
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Arizona: AZ Grind Indoor Skatepark
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Bottom line: AZ Grind provides a wonderful escape from the intense Phoenix heat during the summers.
It is ideal for beginners trying to get their feet wet. Skating lessons are offered on-site, and there’s a shop as well.
What people say: "So fun for kids! I love it because it's informal, laid back & CHEAP!! $5 an hour!!! Plus the food is so inexpensive- like $1.50/ $2 for everything! The owner is so friendly!" —Becky R., from Gilbert, Arizona, on Yelp
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Arkansas: Russellville Skate Park
Location: Russellville, Arkansas
Bottom line: Built by Wally Hollyday Design and California Skateparks, this park is used heavily by the community.
The fenced-in, concrete area is home to ramps, rails, steps and a bowl.
What people say: "The skating area is very well set up and offers a lot of different ramps and slides." —David B., from Ozark, Arkansas, on Yelp
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California: Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park
Location: San Jose, California
Bottom line: Clocking in at 68,000 square feet, this park is the largest in California — three to four times larger than the average park.
It features the tallest vertical wall, the largest full pipe, and the world’s largest cradle.
What people say: "This is a super cool venue! I have been taking my son here for years now. It is totally worth driving 45 min to come here." —Ultima M., from Oakland, California, on Yelp
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Colorado: Arvada Skate Park
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Bottom line: Team Pain designed and constructed this 40,000-square-foot skateboard haven, which included everything from a pyramid to a jersey barrier.
Large pools and well-maintained grounds make this a can’t-miss destination.
What people say: "Visiting from Texas and experiencing that this is the biggest skatepark we've been to was so awesome. Very well laid out!" —Becky G., from Wylie, Texas, on Yelp
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Connecticut: Rockwell Park
Location: Bristol, Connecticut
Bottom line: Rockwell Park is free to the public, and this outdoor concrete park has something for skaters at every level of expertise.
Features include ledges, stairs, rails and a bowl.
What people say: "Venture just past the play-scape and you've got a little concrete skate/bike park. It is always being used and I think it’s great the kids are outside." —Chris R., from New Britain, Connecticut, on Yelp
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Delaware: Glasgow Park
Location: Glasgow, Delaware
Bottom line: Glasgow Park is ideal for skaters and BMX bikers with several half-pipes and rails here.
The skating area is adjacent to a series of gorgeous trails and other wider park attractions.
What people say: "Love this park! I love the trails, fields, basketball and tennis courts, skate park, sensory park, playground sections by suggested ages, the historical bulletins about battles and families in the area (Pencader hundred, Cooch's bridge, Lafayette, etc.)" —Sporadic W., from Charlotte, North Carolina, on Yelp
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Location: Tampa, Florida
Bottom line: This park often hosts major skate events, such as the annual TampaAm skateboarding competition.
It’s an indoor course, featuring an array of bowls and rails.
What people say: "Went for the first time last weekend! #CIBTAMPA rented the facility for a few hours. I'm so happy I got to experience this place!" —DeLisa D., from Tampa, on Yelp
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Georgia: Historic Fourth Ward Park
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Bottom line: World-class skateboarding amenities are offered here. Tony Hawk contributed to the construction of the 17,000-square-foot park, which is sectioned off by skill level.
What people say: "This park is a beautiful jewel right in the heart of the city; its existence proves the fact that when it comes to parks, bigger isn't always better." —Mia F., from Orange County, California, on Yelp
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Hawaii: Hickam Skate Hangar
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Bottom line: Tucked away in an old airplane hangar on Pearl Harbor, Hickam is Oahu’s largest skate park. Camps, lessons, and competitions for kids are hosted here.
What people say: "My son loves this place, it is the best skate park we have encountered on Oahu! Plenty of room to practice, and meet the needs of any skill level. The whole park is covered so it's cool on a hot day and dry when it rains." —Stephen C., from Hawaii, on Yelp
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Idaho: Rhodes Skatepark
Location: Boise, Idaho
Bottom line: A park for more advanced skaters, Rhodes is a 32,750-square-foot marvel built under Interstate I-84 in Boise
It was rebuilt by Grindline in 2016.
What people say: "Wish there was a spot like this when I was growing up. Good job Boise." —Julianna C., from Princeton, New Jersey, on Yelp
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Illinois: Wilson Skate Park
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Bottom line: Located near the shore of Lake Michigan, this park features a nice transition section and a smooth nine-stair with ledges.
What people say: "I can't skate to save my life but just watching is awesome. I'm surprised there aren't more of these extremely beautiful concrete bastions around town." —Jason L., from Charlotte, North Carolina, on Yelp
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Indiana: Forest Park
Location: Noblesville, Indiana
Bottom line: Classic and simple, Forest Park offers a small street course, a mini ramp with a spine, multiple ledges and other basic obstacles.
There is plenty of shade for respite on a hot summer day.
What people say: "The only thing I'm disappointed in is that I didn't discover this park sooner!" —Tiffany C., from Fishers, Indiana, on Yelp
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Iowa: Iowa City Skate
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Bottom line: Located at Terrell Mill Park, this facility is open from dawn to dusk all year. It features an array of grinding walls and rails, bowls, acceleration bumps and all manner of street skating elements.
What people say: "What a fantastic surprise stop on our way home to Chicago. On a visit to the neighborhood I grew up in, we spotted a great skate park off the side of the road near the City Park boat house." —Angela S., from Highland Park, Illinois, on Yelp
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Kansas: Centennial Park
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Bottom line: Designed by skaters, the 12,000-square-foot park is compact, but still a fun challenge.
It features pyramids, a half-pipe, grind rail and a fun box.
What people say: "What a hidden gem on an otherwise sleepy Sunday afternoon. Loved the hills and shady trees in walking distance to The Merc." —Michael W., from Petaluma, California, on Yelp
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Kentucky: Woodland Skate Park
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Bottom line: This 12,000-square-foot park is off-limits to bikers, so skaters and skateboarders have more room to roam and perform stunts.
What people say: "Such a fun park, for all ages. There is a fun playground that is shaded under the trees (amazing!)." —Olivia B., from Lexington, Kentucky, on Yelp
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Louisiana: Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Bottom line: Open 24 hours to the public, this park was renovated in 2011 with an assist from the Rob Dyrdek Foundation and DC Shoes.
It’s the second oldest park in the state, featuring steps, benches, ramps, and handrails.
What people say: "I'm 42, so I can't really 'get rad' or 'drop some ollies' on a skateboard like maybe my 14-year-old self could've maybe back in the day, but every now and again I'll ride my bike over the humps and lumps of this wicked-cool park!" —Billy Joe J., from Shreveport, on Yelp
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Maine: Bath Skate Park and Teen Center
Location: Bath, Maine
Bottom line: Offering over 6,000 square feet of obstacles for skateboarding, BMX, inline skates and scooters, this park is the largest indoor facility in Maine.
Especially useful during the cold winter months.
What people say: "I've been to 80 different skate parks from All over the country and this place is truly the best! I was blown away by the ramps and set up." —Marie H., from Tampa, Florida, on Yelp
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Maryland: Charm City Skate Park
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Bottom line: With low pricing and open year-round, Charm City features a multitude of rails, bowls, stairs and ramps.
Bikes and scooters are also welcome.
What people say: "This place rules. One of the most fun parks. Got every size half pipe you need and sick ... wooden bowl." —Charles B., from Northeast Los Angeles, on Yelp
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Massachusetts: Lynch Family Skatepark
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bottom line: Open since 2015, this park was designed with the collaboration of over 400 skateboarders.
Large enough to accommodate world-class competitions, it has many features uncommon at other parks, such as two clover bowls, manual boxes and a multilevel street area.
What people say: "The Lynch Family Skate Park is a roomy, clean, accessible, diverse, welcoming concrete cathedral for boarders, bladers, bikers, and scooter-ers." —L.F., from Boston, Massachusetts, on Yelp
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Michigan: Ann Arbor Skatepark
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bottom line: This 30,000-square-foot concrete cathedral once visited by Tony Hawk is located at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Everything from street runs to bowls is offered here.
What people say: "Best skatepark in Michigan, hands-down. Props to Farmington Hills, Mason, Lansing, Bay City, etc. parks though, and the gnarly DIY park in Ypsi." —Dug S., from Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Yelp
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Minnesota: 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skateshop
Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota
Bottom line: Known locally as a proving ground for new generations to learn the sport and teach each other.
Recently redone in Birchwood, 3rd Lair also features a fully stocked shop.
What people say: "The staff at 3rd Lair is awesome. My daughter had a blast at the summer skate camp. Old guys ride free on Thursdays." —JT, from Minneapolis, Minneapolis, on Yelp
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Mississippi: Ballard Park
Location: Tupelo, Mississippi
Bottom line: A modest arena, home to people of all ages on not just skateboards, but rollerbladers and scooters.
Ballard Park is just as popular for the local ambience and comfortable vibes as the skating.
What people say: "There are lots of skateboarders and a few bikers we see occasionally. There's also the little kiddos on their bikes and scooters. Most of the older skaters we've come in contact with over the years are very nice and polite and watch out for the little ones." —Msbarefoot, from Pontotoc, Mississippi, on Tripadvisor
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Missouri: Springfield Skatepark
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Bottom line: A popular Midwest destination with both a 13,500-square-foot-indoor facility and a 25,000-square-foot outdoor park.
It features a bowl, flow course and street plaza.
What people say: "You need a place to ride, you need to come here!" —Nels G., from Lenexa, Kansas, on Yelp
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Montana: Woodland Park
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Bottom line: Woodland Park is a well-manicured historic park near a gorgeous duck and geese pond.
It features a Dreamland-designed bowl with a ledge on the deck around the sides and a couple of different rails.
What people say: "It's a great way to make wonderful memories with your friends and family." —Janet R., from Kalispell, Montana, on Yelp
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Nebraska: The Bay
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Bottom line: Nebraska’s only indoor skatepark (12,000 square feet) is a nonprofit organization and located in an arts center with music and other community events.
It's open seven days a week, with events such as Femme Skate Night.
What people say: "I found that their revenue actually goes toward some pretty sweet causes. The community here really bonds over the events and atmosphere and supports The Bay's purpose and objectives." —Vicki M., from Claremont, California, on Yelp
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Nevada: Desert Breeze Park
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Bottom line: Featured at one point on the Tony Hawk Tour, the park has shade from the extreme heat or timed lights for those who prefer to skate at night.
The facility also has several rinks for street hockey.
What people say: "Awesome park. One of the best out here in Las Vegas. It's very big and has so much to offer!!" —Apple S., from Las Vegas, Nevada, on Yelp
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New Hampshire: Hampton Skate Park
Location: Hampton, New Hampshire
Bottom line: A beloved destination for skaters of all ages, featuring a mix of tar, concrete and wood.
Well-kept, with a smooth concrete bowl.
What people say: "Great outdoor skatepark. Nice clean concrete bowl and park with some wood elements like half-pipe and mini ramp." —Clark G., from Beverly Hills, California, on Yelp
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New Jersey: Ann Van Middlesworth Park
Location: Hillsborough Township, New Jersey
Bottom line: Built and maintained by skaters, this park offers a wide spectrum of ramp and ledge difficulties.
Elements such as grind rails, jersey barriers, humps and parking blocks are included.
What people say: "Great local gem! Lots of activities and amenities, something for anyone!" —Brook S., from Hillsborough, New Jersey, on Yelp
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New Mexico: North Domingo Baca Skate Park
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bottom line: Fully outfitted with all the features a skater could want, including quarter pipes, steps, ramps, ledges, banks, hubbas and rails.
The place lights up at night.
What people say: "I wish we lived here. This park is amazing." —Sheera H., from Bellefontaine, Ohio, on Yelp
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New York: Pier 62 Skatepark
Location: New York, New York
Bottom line: Located in the Hudson River Park, Pier 62 is a free-to-use hotspot in Manhattan.
It’s built on a "pile-supported marine platform, and uses structural foam to create the shapes and forms that are typically sculpted in the earth."
What people say: "I've been coming here since it opened! Broke my wrist the first time I skated it, still keep goin back! This spot is built by California Skateparks and it's awesome!" —Vicky P., from Brooklyn, New York, on Yelp
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North Carolina: RAD Skatepark
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Bottom line: The only indoor skatepark in Western North Carolina, it’s owned by a passionate local skater.
It's friendly to beginners as well as pros.
What people say: "LOVE, LOVE this place made available for free expression of ART and a place for sk8rs to get their groove on!!" —Elease B., from Raleigh, North Carolina, on Yelp
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North Dakota: Sons of Norway Park
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Bottom line: Nestled in a bucolic park near a replica of old Norwegian farmhouses, the skate park here is neighbor to tennis courts and a softball field.
What people say: "Beautiful and ample areas, great for doing everything and bird watching!!" —Belinda L. (Local Guide) on Google
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Ohio: Mingo Skate Park
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Bottom line: Blending seamlessly into the landscape of the surrounding park and fulfilling the needs of bikers, bladers, and skaters, the 13,000-square-foot facility is funded in part by local businesses, organizations and community youth.
It features a skate bowl, ramps, steps, and half pipes.
What people say: "Awesome park!! !! My granddaughters love the skate park." —Rick F. on Google
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Oklahoma: Matt Hoffman Action Sports
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bottom line: Out of the three skate parks in OKC, this is the finest.
It features a bowl course and a street course for all levels of skating experience.
What people say: "This challenge of a park will push you to better your skills without breaking your spirit." —Ronnie M. on Google
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Oregon: Ashland Skatepark
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Bottom line: This park offers a set of three connected bowls running from four to nine feet, as well as a single six-foot bowl, a mini snake run, and three pyramids (including one with a rail).
It was created by Eric Dawkins and Great American Skateparks.
What people say: "Love it! Lots of different features." —Keola M., from San Jose, California, on Yelp
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Pennsylvania: FDR Skate Park
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bottom line: This unique place is located in South Philly in Fairmount Park, directly under the I-95 underpass.
FDR offers a dome, a four-foot concrete wall and 11-foot vertical brick coping.
What people say: "DIY Mecca for East Coast Skateboarding!" —Charlie B., from San Francisco, California, on Yelp
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Rhode Island: Neutaconkanut Park
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Bottom line: Neutaconkanut Park is nestled amidst beautiful valleys, ravines and hiking trails.
Deer, fox and wild turkey are often seen here.
What people say: "Nice park to skateboard and great playground available for children. Looks pretty safe. Well maintained." —David F., from Providence, Rhode Island, on Yelp
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South Carolina: Owens Field
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Bottom line: Spanning 15,000 square feet, this is Columbia’s first custom concrete outdoor skate park. It offers a small half-pipe, fun boxes and a bank.
What people say: "What a cool park! We're relocating from Atlanta and our oldest was so happy to find a skate park and awesome playground. We had so much fun!" —Shannon D., from Columbia, South Carolina, on Yelp
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South Dakota: G&P Indoor Skatepark
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Bottom line: Indoor skatepark and skate shop that offers lessons, contests, clinics, and camps. There’s also a religious component offered for those interested, with skate church every week on Tuesday night.
What people say: "Great facility for beginners and more advanced people. The staff are super nice and helpful." —Simon L., describing this company's Colorado Springs facility, on Google
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Tennessee: Knoxville Skatepark
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Bottom line: Used as the site for national exhibitions and contests, the park is the culmination of a long collaboration between the city of Knoxville, Knox County Parks and Recreation, and hundreds of skateboard enthusiasts who helped fundraise and design.
What people say: "This was a pretty awesome public park that we would definitely stop by again ... and a real gem for locals." —Sam P., from Salt Lake City, Utah, on Yelp
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Texas: Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
Location: Houston, Texas
Bottom line: An enormous venue (30,000 square feet) in downtown Houston is an in-ground facility open to skaters of all experience levels.
What people say: "My son is only 7 and recently got into skateboarding. The other skaters there were very friendly and encouraging to him." —Tashia D., from Taylorsville, Utah, on Yelp
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Utah: Riverton Skate Park
Location: Riverton, Utah
Bottom line: Just west of Salt Lake City, the Riverton Skate Park features a balanced variety of features, including bowls, rails, and different-sized ramps.
What people say: "Worth a visit. Features a compact, back-and-forth street course, heavy on banks and ledges." —Jared S., from Springville, Utah, on Yelp
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Vermont: A_Dog Skatepark
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Bottom line: A_Dog Skatepark is a world-class concrete park on the waterfront that connects to the Burlington Bike Path.
What people say: "The location is very pretty. My grandson enjoys it immensely." —Mary H., from Vermont, on Yelp
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Virginia: Mt. Trashmore
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bottom line: The above-ground, 24,000-square-foot park with the seven-foot-deep bowl was host to several skating competitions won by Tony Hawk over the years.
What people say: "It has a huge playground, and a skate park. The top of mount trash more overlooks a lake, and the whole area is great for taking photos." —Joe J., from Gambrills, Maryland, on Yelp
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Washington: Jefferson Park
Location: Seattle, Washington
Bottom line: The skating here offers city, river and mountain views. It's a popular gathering place for southeast Seattle.
What people say: "This was my favorite park in Seattle because there is literally something for everyone here." —Kimberly B., from Silver Spring, Maryland, on Yelp
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West Virginia: Wheeling Park
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Bottom line: Built by Grindline Skateparks, the skatepark here consists of 40 percent street and 60 percent bowl elements.
The organically shaped bowl transitions range from four feet to ten feet deep.
And the skatepark has been open to the public since 2007.
What people say: "I'm new to wheeling and I am amazed at what wonderful parks they have." —Michelle W., from Wheeling, West Virginia, on Yelp
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Wisconsin: Four Seasons Skate Park
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bottom line: Featuring both indoor skate and BMX areas, the course has been designed to have a little bit of everything for everyone.
What people say: "Nothing but respect for a skatepark that’s been around since 1999. While most have withered away 4 Seasons stands strong as a testament to all things skate or die!" —Chadrick J., from Milwaukee, on Yelp
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Wyoming: Spring Canyon Park
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Bottom line: Spring Canyon Park offers an assortment of skating features, including a bowl, rail, and boxes of varying size.
Technically, it's in Colorado, but it's about as close to a decent skatepark as you can get near Wyoming.
What people say: "I bring my kids here on pretty much every major milestone in their lives and it's already become a sort of religious place and they get super sad whenever they don't get to come." —Joe R., from U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, on Yelp
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For more information about skateparks in the United States, check out The Skatepark Project.