Mabel Davis Skatepark
Mabel Davis Skatepark is a 15,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Austin, Texas that first opened in 2005. The park is well known for its massive waterfall bowl with one giant shallow pocket and multiple deep pockets.
The Mabel Davis skatepark finished construction in 2005 and at the time it was the first city-run skatepark in Austin that contained a full-sized professional-level concrete bowl. The news about this perfectly designed Grindline bowl spread fast and skaters flocked to the skatepark from all over Austin and the surrounding areas.
|Address||Mabel Davis District Park|
3427 Parker Lane
Austin, Texas 78741
|Features||A large bowl, quarterpipe, roll-in, ledges, curbs, gaps, stairs, banks, flat rails, handrails, a manual pad, and a London gap.|
|Size||15,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, BMX bikes, in-line skates, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to 10 or 11 pm|
Aside from the massive concrete bowl at Mabel Davis Skatepark, there is a street plaza that also attracts skaters from all over Austin.
The bowl is uniquely shaped, with a square section, a couple of flat walls, one with an extension, and two tight pockets. The lips have a mix of pool coping and steel coping.
One of the main highlights of the street plaza is the multiple stair sets with handrails.
Choose between a four stair with a nice longer flat-to-angled handrail or another stair set with a shorter angled handrail. You have plenty of runway room to build up some nice speed before you attempt to clear the stairs or grind one of the handrails.
Aside from the stair sets and handrails, there is a nice quarterpipe that separates the bowl from the street plaza, a couple of nice manual pads, and plenty of ledges and curbs to grind.
The construction and design of the Mabel Davis Skatepark were done by the Grindline team after a major undertaking by the city of Austin.
Before the site was approved and cleared to be a park, it took over five years of toxic waste cleanup as the site of the park was once a landfill that closed in 1955. For concerns to public health, the city invested a great number of resources to make sure the park was safe for the youth of the city of Austin.
The Mabel Davis Skatepark is open from sunrise to 10 or 11 pm thanks to the lights the park contains. The park is available to skateboarders, BMX riders, in-line skaters, and scooter riders of all ages and skill levels. Feel free to call ahead for information on skateboarding events that the park routinely hosts throughout the year.
Although knee and elbow pads and wrist guards are not required, the city of Austin strongly recommends they be used at all times in the park along with a helmet.
The skatepark is simply one of many features that the park boasts. The Mabel Davis Park contains over 50 acres, jungle gyms, basketball courts, plenty of open space, and an Olympic -sized swimming pool.