Provo Skatepark (aka Provo Rec Center Skatepark)
Provo Skatepark is a 24,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Provo, Utah that first opened in 2013. The design concept of the skate plaza was to create the ultimate street-style skating experience while combining skatable artistic sculptures with trees and plant life.
|Address||West 650 North StreetProvo, Utah 84601|
|Features||Quarterpipe, London gap, hubbas, curbs, corners, manual pads, fun box, gaps, handrails, flat rails, ledges, kickers, stairs, banks, wall ride.|
|Size||24,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Provo Skatepark Overview
Provo Skatepark, officially known as Provo Recreational Center Skatepark, was designed to blend in with the surrounding area while providing an aesthetically pleasing environment for both skaters and pedestrians.
The location of the park in Provo’s city center makes it possible for skaters to pass through on their way to work or school, and by going through the plaza, they could hit a few ledges and stair sets before continuing out the other side of the plaza to their destination.
This seamless incorporation of the skate plaza with the surrounding area was exactly what the city of Provo was looking for and it was Spohn Ranch that was able to make it possible. The City of Provo was inspired by the work Spohn Ranch did in South Jordan and when the skate plaza was in the design stage, the City of Provo asked them to use it as inspiration for their own park design.
The absence of a bowl or mini-ramp at the Provo skatepark may leave transition skaters feeling a little left out, however, for street skaters, the Provo Skate Plaza is a wonderful composition of versatile street elements like ledges, rails, and stairs. There are several quarterpipes thrown in the mix at the skate plaza at Provo, and the nearby town of Orem has a skatepark with a large bowl.
One of the highlights of the Provo skatepark is the three-stair with ledges and a handrail. The three-stair provides an excellent place for newer skaters to practice grinding and board sliding ledges and rails without the fear of a potentially serious injury.
Yes, a skater could potentially still be injured, however, falling from a three-stair is not as drastic as falling from one of the much larger stair sets that you may find scattered throughout the city.
Newer skaters then can feel free to practice their more basic grinds and tricks while veteran skaters can practice more technical trick combinations on an easier setup before taking it to a much larger stair set or longer rail.
Another feature of the Provo recreational center skatepark is the skateable garden beds located throughout the plaza. The skateable garden beds are home to various trees and other plant life that help to bring some nature into the entirely concrete skate plaza.
The skatepark is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year where skaters of all ages and skill levels can practice their tricks against the backdrop of the beautiful Utah mountainside.