The Morenci Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located on the border of Morenci and Clifton, Arizona. The skate park opened in 2022 after a stellar design and construction job was completed by Spohn Ranch.
Even though the skatepark is only 6,000 square feet, it feels massive, especially since its backdrop is the wide-open Southern Arizona desert. Spohn Ranch did a wonderful job throwing together a good mix of transition and street-style elements to provide the local skaters with a solid local skate spot they can be proud of.
Morenci Skatepark Details
|Address||1656 Fairbanks Road|
Clifton, Arizona 85533
|Features||Large bowl, quarter pipes, pump track, kickers, flat rails, hubbas, ledges, and a manual pad.|
|Size||6,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to 11 pm|
Morenci Skatepark Overview
One of the main highlights of the Morenci Skatepark is its massive bowl. The large bowl’s layout is like if you took a rounded rectangle and then slightly bent it. The bowl contains a lot of space for skaters to ride the walls, grind the coping, and flow between the shallow and deep ends. On either side of the bowl, there are also elevated ledges that skaters can stall, hand plant, or grind before dropping back into the bowl.
The bowl area is elevated a bit above the street plaza with an extra-wide roll-in that leads directly into the street plaza section. Although the street plaza section is pretty basic, there is still plenty of obstacles to practice on. There is a nice kicker for skaters looking to practice their hardflips, heelflips, and backside 180s, and a few hubbas and rails.
The hubbas and rails are extra-long, allowing them to be approached from either direction. All of the hubbas have grindable ledges and the rails sit at a comfortable height. The comfortable height of the hubbas and rails are important so that even newer skaters are able to use them to help develop their skills.
On the far side of the street plaza is an extra-tall quarterpipe that is ideal for dropping in and turning around to re-enter the street plaza section. Behind the quarterpipe is the pump track. The pump track contains plenty of rollers, bumps, and curves with extra high walls, making it a dream for BMX riders as well as skaters.
Another great thing about the Morenci Skatepark is how wide open everything is. The openness of the space allows many skaters to use the park at the same time without worrying about running into one another. Also, the open space, complete with extra-smooth concrete, is perfect for skaters to practice their freestyle skills.
The Morenci Skatepark is open to skaters of all skill levels from sunrise until 11 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Here’s som video from the grand opening of the park: