The Huffman Park Skatepark is a smaller 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in West Dundee, Illinois. The park was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch skatepark design team. Huffman Park Skatepark opened to the public in 2009.
|Location||West Dundee, Illinois|
|Address||811 Tartans Drive West Dundee|
|Features||Quarterpipe, mini-ramp, benches, stairs, ledges, hubbas, flat rails, handrails, and a manual pad.|
|Size||6,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||9 am to 8 pm|
Huffman Park Skatepark Overview
The Huffman Park Skatepark, located an hour northwest of Chicago, Illinois, is a smaller park that brings skaters from all across the western suburbs of Chicago. One of the main attractions of the Huffman Park Skatepark is the mini-ramp.
Skaters love to spend hours shredding the mini-ramp, grinding its coping, and practicing their air tricks. One side of the mini-ramp is a quarterpipe with a large open platform on the top. When you are tired of skating the mini-ramp, you can simply launch out, land atop the platform, and then flow down into the street plaza section.
From atop this large platform, there is an incredible amount of space that creates an extra-long runway. Build up some speed and take one of four options on the way down to the street plaza.
First, there is a good-sized four-stair set that is perfect for trying a kickflip or hardflip down the stair set before its smooth sailing into the street plaza. Next, on either side of the stairs, you have the option of a hubba on the left and an extra-long handrail on the right. Both the hubba and the handrail are set at a comfortable height that is accessible for most skaters. If none of those options appeal to you, there are two roll-ins that you can simply skate down to get to the street plaza.
If you take one of the two roll-ins, you will notice that each face launches you in a different direction to a different side of the street plaza. The street plaza area is split in the middle by a grassy knoll and some trees. Go down the roll-in that shares the face with the stairs and you will come up on a curved ledge followed by a big beautiful manual pad. Go down the other face and you will skate up on a grindable bench followed by a low-sitting flat rail.
The manual pad is another crowd favorite in addition to the mini-ramp. The main reason for this is because of its position in relation to the stairs, handrails, and hubba. If you want to throw together a sick run, you can start atop the platform near the mini-ramp, clear the stairs or grind the rail, stick the landing, and cruise into the manual pad with some incredible speed.
The Huffman Park Skatepark is open from 9 am to 8 pm seven days a week as weather permits.