Ferndale Skatepark (aka Donald Red Geary Skatepark)
Ferndale Skatepark, also called the Donald Red Geary Skatepark, is an 18,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Ferndale, Michigan that first opened in 2019.
The Donald Red Geary Skatepark was designed and built by the Evergreen Skateparks design and construction team with a little help from a $250,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.
|Address||2024 Pinecrest Drive|
Ferndale, Michigan, 48220
|Features||Open bowl, spine, roll-in, hubbas, poles, corners, flat rails, banks, a London gap, and a quarterpipe.|
|Size||18,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||7 am to 10 pm as weather permits|
Ferndale Skatepark Overview
This Evergreen-designed skatepark is one of the best parks among skaters from the Ferndale area and the greater Detroit region. Skaters from all over the Detriot metropolitan area frequent the Ferndale Skatepark for its beautiful flowing design, spacious layout, and smooth concrete.
One of the main attractions of the Ferndale Skatepark is its pump track and flow park design. The pump track portion of the skatepark has a few street elements that the locals love whereas the flow park has a nice pocket-size bowl and plenty of rollers and banks to help keep you in continuous motion.
Some of the street elements you can find include low-sitting ledges, benches, and a flat rail. Exiting the flow park, a skater can simply pop out and immediately find a low sitting ledge/manual pad to one side of the pump track followed by a higher ledge, then two separate flat rails, and then a roll-in to fall right back into the flow park.
The skatepark has a circular design that can keep skaters in constant motion without coming into direct contact with one another. There is plenty of space to accommodate many skaters at the same time.
At the bottom of the skatepark and opposite the pump track, there lies a small elliptical-shaped bowl where skaters can make tight turns, get some air, and grind the coping.
After the park opened in 2019, Tony Hawk made an appearance to meet and greet community members and local skateboarders on July 27th. Tony even took the time to skate the park alongside kids, teens, and adults of all ages who were deeply appreciative of the funds donated to the community by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
The Ferndale Skatepark is open seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm during the spring, summer, and fall months and as weather permits. Although helmets and proper pads are not required, they are highly recommended by the city of Ferndale. If you live in the Ferndale or Detriot, Michigan area, or you find yourself visiting from other parts of the United States, then pop into the Donald Red Geary (Ferndale) Skatepark.