Poway Skatepark is a 12,000-square-foot concrete skatepark park located in Poway, California. Arranged as a large triangle, the park features two distinct sections, a snake run that leads into a bowl area and a banked flow section/street plaza.
|Location||Poway Community Park, Poway, California|
|Address||13094 Civic Center Drive|
Poway, CA 92064
|Features||Snake run, square bowl, street plaza, banks, rail slide, ledges|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, bikes, scooters, skates|
|Hours||8 am to 8 pm|
Poway Skatepark Overview
Poway Skatepark was designed by Wormhount Inc and constructed by California Skateparks, one of the leading skatepark design/build companies in the world. They did a nice job of squeezing a lot of skateable terrain into a corner lot of Poway Community Park.
Poway is a chill town in east county San Diego, so the skatepark is typically ridden by local kids. They do allow bikes and scooters, which can get a bit hectic on weekends.
The park is really smooth and fun to ride, with lots of transitions, banks, and corners to carve and pump on.
The street plaza area is hemmed in by banks and quarter pipes and features a central funbox with a hubba down one side. On the deck near the plaza are ledges and a rail to skate.
The snake run is generally around 6 feet deep and terminates in a slightly deep square bowl with two-foot extension.
It takes a few tries to find a line through the snake run that lets you keep your speed, but it’s there, you just have to look for it.
My only complaint about this park is that when it does get busy, its compact size can make it feel a bit congested, which is frustrating in a park with so many great lines. But the popularity is a sign that it’s doing its job, right? So I’ll stop griping.
The other thing I’ll mention, mostly for parents of young kids, is that the tweens and teens tend to have foul mouths. It’s par for the course for kids of that age, but the coziness of this park seems to amplify the teenage angst a bit — or maybe just the sound of their voices. But there I go being a grumpy old dude again.