Deerfield Skatepark (aka Jewett Park Skatepark)
The Deerfield Skatepark, also known as Jewett Park Skatepark, is a 10,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Deerfield, Illinois that first opened in 2020. The skatepark is packed with features, including a snake run that flows directly into a large open bowl.
Many skaters find the overall layout of the Jewett Park Skatepark flows well with no awkward geometry and with plenty of space for skaters to avoid collisions or getting in each other’s way.
The Jewett Park Skatepark was constructed to replace a 20-year-old concrete skate complex that previously was home to the Deerfield skater community.
The old park had its perks, however, many skaters complained about the deteriorating concrete and the awkward layout. The construction of the new park in 2020 was a welcome breath of fresh air for the skateboarding community.
|Address||836 Jewett Park Drive|
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
|Features||Large open bowl, snake run, hubbas, stairs, banks, handrails, manual pads, ledges, quarterpipe, London Gap, and a roll-in|
|Size||10,000 Square Feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards and in-line skates|
|Construction||Concrete and Shotcrete|
|Hours||Dawn til Dusk|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Deerfield Skatepark Overview
One of the main attractions of the Deerfield Skatepark is the snake-run open bowl combination. This unique feature is a favorite of skaters who appreciate a skatepark that offers both street and transitional-style terrain.
The layout of the park allows for the easy transition from the street plaza to the snake run and ultimately into the large open bow. Drop-in from the quarterpipe, tail slide a ledge, then cruise down through the snake run and into the bowl.
All without the constant need to push your board due to consistent flow and momentum that is naturally provided by the layout of the skatepark.
The Jewett Park Skatepark is part of the much larger Jewett Park Recreational Area that first came into existence in 1947. It was in 1947 that community members gathered up the funds to purchase the 12.5-acres that would become the Jewett Park that is seen today.
The name Jewett Park comes from the fact that the land was purchased from the Jewett Family who wanted to help preserve the land and to create a place for the community to gather and enjoy the outdoor space.
The original skateboard park was built in 1998 after a $35,000 grant was received from the state of Illinois to help cover the cost of the park’s construction and dedication.
The original park was constructed with concrete. This was quite a bold and forward-thinking move at the time since most skateparks in 1998 were being built from a combination of wood and metal.
The new skatepark was then designed and constructed as part of a larger revitalization project for the entire 12.5-acre park that took place between 2019 and 2020.
The entire undertaking was accomplished with the contributions and cooperation of the Deerfield Park District, the landscape architecture firm Planning Resources, Inc. and the Spohn Ranch design and construction team.
The Jewett Park Skatepark is open 7-days-a-week from 7 am until dusk. There are also private skateboard lessons available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 12. Skaters under 16 must wear a helmet to use the facility.