The Marsh Creek Skatepark is a 12,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Raleigh, North Carolina that first opened in 2009. The skatepark was designed by Pillar Design Studios and contains a nice variety of transition and street-style obstacles.
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Address||3050 North New Hope Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27604|
|Features||A large bowl, curbs, roll-ins, pump track, flat rails, snake run, spine, ledges, banks, and more.|
|Size||12,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards and in-line skates|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Design/Build||Pillar Design Studios|
Marsh Creek Skatepark Overview
The Marsh Creek Skatepark is the only skatepark located in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Because of this fact, the team over at Pillar Design Studios wanted to make sure that its park design incorporated enough elements into the park that it could offer something for every type of skater.
That is why you may notice that this sprawling 12,000-foot skate park has an equal balance of street and transition skate elements that compliment an extremely large bowl.
Speaking of that bowl. Not only does the impressively massive bowl located at the Marsh Creek Skatepark attracts skaters from all over Raleigh, but it also attracts skaters from all over the state of North Carolina.
The large bowl contains three different distinct portions. There is a shallow end shaped like a three-quarter rounded rectangle where many skaters can spend their entire time going back and forth treating it similar to a mini-ramp. The shallow end is also a good place for new skaters to acquire their “bowl-legs”.
The other two sections of the bowl contain a deep 270-degree circular bowl and a deep pill-shaped bowl. The pill-shaped portion of the bowl contains a nice high wall that skaters love to flow through getting practically inverted in the process.
The rest of the park contains a number of other transition elements including banks, quarter pipes, spines, and an extra large volcano located between some quarter pipes, corners, and banks.
When it comes to the street style elements, in all honestly, the park could use more and better-integrated street plaza obstacles. However, there are still plenty of ledges and flat rails to keep the average street-style skater busy for quite some time.
In order to skate at the Marsh Creek Skatepark, all skaters must wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads at all times in addition to signing a waiver. The park is open to skateboarders and in-line skaters only.
When the Marsh Creek Skatepark was built in 2009, it was constructed to be one attraction within the larger Marsh Creek Park Recreational Area. The larger Marsh Creek Park contains a community center, picnic shelters, baseball fields, playgrounds, and much more all spread across over 110 acres located a short drive from downtown Raleigh.