Carbondale Skatepark, also known as North Face Park, is a 17,300 square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Carbondale, Colorado that is split into two different distinct sections. The first section is one giant snake run with various depths and over 26 hips and pockets. This part of the park often referred to as Phase I was designed and constructed by Grindline Skateparks.
Phase II was then constructed in 2011 by Evergreen Skateparks to offer an area of the park with a more diverse selection of skate elements geared toward younger and newer skateboarders.
|Address||215 Meadowood Drive Carbondale, Colorado 81623|
|Features||Snake run, bowl, roll-in, jump box, London gap, quarterpipe, funbox, curbs, banks, flat rails, handrails, hubbas, ledges.|
|Size||17,300 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||6 am to 10 pm|
Carbondale Skatepark Overview
As mentioned before, the Carbondale Skatepark is split into two different distinct sections. At first glance, it is incredibly easy to notice the difference in the design and construction staples between the two.
The Grindline section has an incredibly unique snake run with so many different depths, little pockets, large hips, waterfalls, and even a section with a massive 18-foot full-pipe with a capsule. The snake run winds around for what seems like an eternity as it successfully mimics the dried-out waterways of Southern California where skateboarding got its start.
The newer Evergreen section contains a beautifully smooth shallow bowl where newer skaters can build their skills and confidence before dropping in on the large snake run on the other side of the park. This mini-bowl is a crowd pleaser, however, it is not just for beginners. Even the most advanced skaters love to take their turn shredding this smaller bowl to practice some of their more technical tricks before hitting the larger walls in the Grindline section.
Aside from the shallow bowl, there is a street plaza area that the park did not have before Evergreen stepped in. The street plaza contains a couple of different drop-in points including a large quarterpipe.
There is a funbox and a jump box that each contains various rails, ledges, and hubbas for those technical skaters looking to practice those grinds and slides. The funbox is centrally placed within a sea of banks, mounds, and a small pyramid that can move a skater through the park like a pinball inside a pinball machine.
One feature of the Carbondale Skatepark that you may not find at other parks is the lessons that are provided on-site. During the months between May and September, anyone looking for some skateboarding instructions from local professionals can do so from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Although helmets are not required, the use of a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads are strongly recommended, especially for skaters 17 and younger.