The Oskaloosa Skatepark is an 11,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Oskaloosa, Iowa that first opened in 2011. The skatepark was designed with the intent to be an artistic expression that is as functional for skateboarding as it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The park is part of the main downtown arts and entertainment district for the city of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
|Address||259-299 High Ave|
West Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
|Features||Quarterpipe, flow park, manual pad, corners, flat rails, handrails, ledges, stairs, banks, curbs, hubbas, and a roll-in.|
|Size||11,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to 10 pm|
Oskaloosa Skatepark Overview
When the city of Oskaloosa approached Spohn Ranch to design a skatepark that skaters would love that also looked amazing to blend in with the surrounding downtown community, the Spohn Ranch design and construction team said no problem. The result is a beautiful street plaza skatepark that was partially designed by different members of the local skateboard and BMX community.
At the far end of the park, you will find one long and winding quarterpipe that works to create a flow park feel. The banks and walls of this side of the park can provide some speed or act as a turnaround point. Working from this end of the park, you will find all of the street elements in the center and other sides of the park.
The street plaza area has three different sets of stairs of various sizes. One of the stair sets contains an extra-long handrail down the center with a granite-edged ledge off to the side. In one of the corners is a nice large colored concrete corner bank where you can either simply ride the wall, or if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can hot the corner with some super speed and try to grind the top edge of the corner bank up and down over the entire length of the arc.
Also at this end of the park, you will find two different manual pads. The first manual pad only needs about a 6-inch ollie to get up onto, but when you are ready to pop off the end of the pad, you may be surprised to find a two-foot drop.
Go ahead and ollie up onto that manual pad, ride your back wheels the entire length of the pad, and then try to pull off a kickflip as you pop off and stick the landing. The other manual pad has a similar setup, however, instead of coming off the pad to a two-foot drop, you pop off this manual pad and land on a sloped embankment.
The city of Oskaloosa is known for having some harsh and snowy winters, therefore the park is open from Spring until Fall, seven days a week from sunrise to 10 pm for skaters of all ages and skill levels.
Here’s some relatively recent video from the park: