The Clawson Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Clawson City Park on the border of the towns of Clawson and Troy, Michigan that first opened in 2015.
The skatepark was designed and constructed by Evergreen Skateparks based out of Portland, Oregon. The Evergreen team came together with the local community to build a smaller skatepark that has a fair share of bowl, transition, and street-style skate elements for everyone to enjoy.
|Location||Clawson City Park|
|Address||Clawson City Park935 North Custer Ave Troy, Michigan 48083|
|Features||Quarterpipe, open bow, stairs, ledges, handrail, gaps, corners, curbs, hubbas, kickers, gaps, and a spine.|
|Size||6,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, and in-line skates ONLY.|
|Hours||Open spring, summer, and fall 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm.|
Clawson Skatepark Overview
The Clawson Skatepark is centered around one giant open bowl that sits in the middle of the park. The open bowl contains plenty of rollers, banks, and waterfall elements with grindable coping all along the outer edges. The open bowl has a few different roll-ins and can be entered from almost anywhere in the park.
Outside of the open bowl, there are a few different distinct features that the local skaters love. At one end of the park, there are two elevated platforms located in the corners that skaters can drop in on to hit one of the many obstacles.
From one corner, a skater could drop in and find a set of rollers with one of the bumps being a half-roller half-kicker-gap combination. From the same corner, someone could drop in from the other side and find a nice low-sitting ledge to grind.
The other corner also accesses the same low-sitting ledge and an additional bench that can be treated as a manual pad. From both corners, and from anywhere in the park really, you can flow directly into the large open bowl.
At the opposite end of the skatepark, there is a small two-stair with a handrail down the middle and two hubbas, one on either side. The hubbas and the handrail are short enough that even beginners can practice their different slides and grinds or they can simply ollie down the two-stair.
Leading up to this stair/rail/hubbas section is a nice long runway to get up all the speed you need with plenty of time to set your feet to hit the rail or one of the hubbas.
The Clawson Skatepark is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm through the months of April to November and as weather permits. Skaters are encouraged to wear helmets and various other types of protective gear and pads at all times.
If you live near the town of Clawson or anywhere in the northern suburbs of Detriot, Michigan, you may want to take the time to skate at the Clawson Skatepark.