Lackland Terrace Skatepark
The Lackland Terrace Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in San Antonio, Texas. The skatepark was designed and constructed by Grindline Skateparks in 2012.
The smaller skatepark still packs a good mix of transition and street-style elements in a small package. The park contains two separate bowls and a diverse selection of obstacles making up the centralized skate plaza.
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
|Address||7902 Westshire Drive,|
San Antonio, Texas
|Features||Two bowls, manual pads, stairs, flat rails, handrails, hubbas, ledges, kickers, banks, and a quarter pipe.|
|Size||6,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to sunset|
If you live in the San Antonio area and you are looking for a good local skatepark to keep up on your skills, then the Lackland Terrace Skatepark is what you need. The park has a good mix of transition and street-style elements that range from easy to intermediate in difficulty.
At both ends of the skatepark, there are two different bowls. The larger of the two is comprised of three interconnected circular bowls that make for some sharp and concise turns and carving. The entire bowl is edged with smooth coping to guide along the deck faces and trucks that slide and grind the upper edges. A skater could really get some speed zipping around this tight bowl.
Here’s some video of a bowl session at Lackland:
The other bowl is much smaller. The bowl is one tight circle that is small enough that only one skater should occupy the bowl at a time.
Between the two bowls, you will find the small but diverse skate plaza. In the middle of the skate plaza, you will find at the edge nearest the larger three-part bowl a quarterpipe wall with a stair set on one side and a downhill bank on the other.
Drop in from the quarterpipe and skate up to a wide kicker that leads to two separate manual pads. This section of the street plaza can help stimulate some creativity as you decide what combination of tricks you want to pull off as you clear the gaps between the kicker and the two separate manual pads.
Next to the manual pads, there is one large kicker with a bent flat rail on one side. Gain some speed and hit the kicker to launch yourself up onto the extra-long flat rail.
The Lackland Terrace Skatepark was built with a combined effort of Grindline Skateparks, the local skateboarding community, and San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation and CIMS departments.
The total cost of construction was $350,000, all paid for by the city of San Antonio.
If you find yourself in the San Antonio area, feel free to stop in at the Lackland Terrace Skatepark any time 7 days a week 365 days a year. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.