Gallup Skatepark is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Gallup, New Mexico that first opened in 2018. The park is an impressive street-style focused skate environment with a few transition-style skate elements mixed in as well.
|Address||308E NM-118Gallup, New Mexico 87301|
|Features||Quarterpipe, manual pad, London gap, gaps, handrails, flat rails, ledges, stairs, banks, corners, curbs, hubbas, and a funbox.|
|Size||10,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboard, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Phone||Gallup Parks and Recreation (505) 726-5490|
Gallup Skatepark Overview
Some skateparks are designed with the bowl or transition-style skater in mind, and some are designed for the street skater. The Gallup Skatepark is for sure any street-style skater’s dream. This park is beautiful, spacious, and has a layout that the local skating community in Gallup truly can appreciate.
This Spohn Ranch-designed skatepark features a great number of street elements. Starting on the west side of the park, there are several paths you can take. If you hang to the left, there is an extra long ledge that turns into a hubba that is to the side of a nice bank.
Either build up some speed on the runway to hit the hubba, or just roll down the bank and cruise directly into the funbox with granite coping edges and a beautiful low-sitting flat rail. By the time you reach the flat rail, you should have enough speed to crooked grind the entire length of the rail.
Starting from the same point, if you go to the right, you can choose from clearing the extra-wide and long three-stair, ollie up and tap your board to the handrail, or try to go big and ollie over the entire planter section. Once you clear the stairs, there then is another open space from where you can choose to attack a flat rail or lay up onto the manual pad.
In the middle of the park, there is the funbox off to one side that we mentioned earlier, and to the other side, there is a smaller funbox with a bent handrail and a bent hubba. In the middle path, there is another manual pad and a low-sitting ledge where newer skaters can practice their nose slides.
The east end of the park is one super long quarterpipe with various heights, angles, corners, and an extra-high vert wall that sits back a bit. A fun trick is to attempt to clear out of the quarterpipe and pop a stall on the vert wall, then pop off with a kickflip back into the quarterpipe and into the street plaza.
In the center of the park, you will find a painted medicine wheel. The community of Gallup is directly south of the Navajo Nation and north of the Zuni Reservation. Because of this, the Gallup Skatepark was created to offer a safe outlet for the youth of these communities to come together and participate in a sport that can help build friendships and keep kids active.