When I was 19, I spent a few months living in Great Lakes, Illinois and skated in Chicago a few times every week. Exploring the Windy City on a skateboard was a blast, and nowadays the state’s skaters have plenty of options beyond the streets. Here, we’ll cover some of the best skateparks in Illinois and keep adding to the list as we develop guides to each park.
Bristol Bay Skatepark
The Bristol Bay Skatepark is an outdoor 5,000-square-foot concrete skatepark that was designed and constructed by Spohn Ranch in 2017. The Bristol Bay Skatepark is located in the town of Yorkville, Illinois located just outside of Aurora, Illinois, and about an hour and a half west of downtown Chicago.
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.
Huffman Park Skatepark
The Huffman Park Skatepark is a smaller 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in West Dundee, Illinois. Located an hour northwest of Chicago, this is a smaller park that brings skaters from all across the western suburbs of Chicago. One of the main attractions is the mini-ramp.
Milestone Park Skatepark
Milestone Park Skatepark, also known as Sandwich Skatepark, is an 8,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Sandwich, Illinois that first opened in 2012. The skatepark is packed with features, including a mini-vert pipe that attracts skaters of all skill levels who are either trying to break into vert-style skating or who are looking to practice some more technical moves before hitting up a much larger vert-pipe.
The Niles Skatepark, often referred to as the Washington Terrace Skatepark, is an 8,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Niles, Illinois that first opened in 2014.
Oak Lawn Skatepark
Oak Lawn Skatepark, also referred to as the Worthbrook Park Skatepark, is a 16,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located just south of Chicago in the suburb of Oak Lawn. The Oaklawn Skatepark located at Worthbrook Park is a great place for street skaters looking for plenty of terrain to bust out their favorite tricks.
Prairie Point Skatepark
Prairie Point Skatepark is an 8,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in Oswego, Illinois. The park was designed and constructed by Spohn Ranch in 2009. Since the park’s construction in 2009, it has become a skateboarding hub for the community of Oswego as well as some of the other small towns in and around the Fox River Valley just south of Aurora, Illinois.