The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is a 17,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Atlanta, Georgia that first opened in 2011. The park is well known in the Atlanta area for its impressive bowl designs, creative street plaza layout, and being frequented by pro skaters from all over the United States.
|Address||830 Willoughby Way NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312|
|Features||Multiple bowls, ledges, gaps, curbs, hubbas, corners, wall rides, stairs, mini ramp, jump box, roll-in, spine, manual pad, London gap, handrails, flat rails, and quarter pipes.|
|Size||17,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards and in-line skates|
|Hours||Sunrise to 11 pm|
|Design/Build||Pillar Design Studios|
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Overview
Pillar Design Studios did it again with this incredible and creative skate park design that has been graced by Tony Hawk himself. After its construction, this massive 17,000-square-foot skate park quickly became a must-see skater’s destination for anyone and everyone in the Atlanta area.
If you are a bowl-style skater, you are going to love the layout of the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. In addition to the large rocket-shaped bowl at the north end of the park, there are two more open bowls that also contain a number of transition-style skate elements.
These open bowls contain deeper pockets where skaters can get lost in endless loops as well as centrally placed volcanos, rollers, bumps, and mounds.
When it comes to the street plaza section, there is one large quarter pipe on the far side that you can drop in on and from there you have your choice of three main paths. First, you can simply hit an additional skinny quarter pipe in the center path, pop a stall, and circle back.
Second, you can hang to the right and cruise through a section of rollers. Last, you can hang left and roll up a bank that leads to a nice low-sitting ledge that is ideal for skaters of all skill levels to pull out a sick backside grind, nose slide, or simply ollie on and pop off.
From there you will find another set of obstacles to choose from including a hubba, a flat rail, and another low-sitting ledge. Flow through the second set and find yourself in a nice wide-open bowl area with more ledges, rails, and quarter pipes to enjoy.
The Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park was built with some help from a $25,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the city of Atlanta to give the local skateboarding community their very first free public skatepark in the city of Atlanta.
The Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park is part of the larger Freedom Parkway Recreational Area that contains plenty of green spaces, playgrounds, fountains, and a multi-use athletic field.
The skatepark is open every day from 6 am to 11 pm. The park contains plenty of good lighting to allow skaters to enjoy the park at night once the warm Georgia sun has set and the heat of the summer afternoon has subsided.