The Latham Skatepark is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Greensboro, North Carolina that first opened in 2017.
The skatepark is split into two distinct sections separated by one large historic 200-year-old Oak tree. There is a large flow bowl section and a good-sized street plaza area where skaters can practice their skills, weather permitting.
|Location||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Address||790 Hill St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408|
|Features||8-foot flow bowl, pump track, vert wall, quarterpipe, roll-in, ledges, hubbas, flat rails.|
|Size||10,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||7 am to Dusk|
|Design/Build||Pillar Design Studios|
The first thing you may notice about the Latham Skatepark is its duality. When the Pillar Design Studios team was tasked by the city of Greensboro to come up with a sensible skatepark design, the team had the added challenge of working around a giant 200-year-old Oak tree. Because of this, the Latham Skatepark almost feels like two different parks joined together by a single pump track.
The larger section of the two contains the 8-foot flow bowl. The flow bowl is large, elongated, and has multiple depths. The shallow end contains two separate pockets that sit opposite each other. Both of these sections flow down into the deep end of the flow bowl where 8-foot walls can send you soaring into the air.
Back in the shallow end, one of the pockets of the bowl sits across from a large vert wall where skaters can either skate up and pop a stall or they can use the vert wall as a drop-in point from where they can hit the deep end of the flow bowl with great speed.
The street plaza section that can be accessed from the flow bowl via the pump track has a long narrow shape. When you enter the street flow plaza, you will notice at the opposite end is a large vert wall, a quarterpipe, and a nice rounded corner section.
Between the pump track and that vert wall there lies a funbox with a nice long flat rail on one side and a half pyramid on the other. From the funbox, you will then immediately come up on a tall box with metal edging perfect for tail slides, nose slides, 50-50 grinds, crooked grinds, and more.
This video gives a nice overview of the park:
The Latham Skatepark is open to skateboarders, in-line skaters, and BMX riders from 7 am to dusk 365 days a year. All park users, regardless of skill level, must wear a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads at all times or be subject to a $25 fine. The city of Greensboro asks park users to take extra caution against one another at all times due to the shape of the park and its narrow passages.