Scott Carpenter Skatepark, also referred to as the Boulder Skatepark, is a 21,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Boulder, Colorado that first opened in 1999 and was recently expanded in 2021.
The first 16,000 constructed in 1999 was completed by SITE Design Group, Inc., and the 5,000-square-foot expansion was designed and constructed by Evergreen Skateparks.
|Address||1505 30th Street|
Boulder, Colorado 80303
|Features||Several large bowls, quarter pipes, corners, banks, curbs, ledges, hubbas, flat rails, roll-ins, a mini-ramp, spine, funbox, manual pad, and a London gap.|
|Size||21,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to sunset and as weather permits.|
|Design/Build||SITE Design Group/Evergreen Skatepark|
Boulder Skatepark Overview
The Boulder Skatepark is a massive 21,000 square foot facility that came to full size in 2021 after the Evergreen Skatepark’s expansion project was complete. Prior to 2021, the original section of the park contained 16,000 square feet of several bowls, a mini-ramp, and some street elements place sporadically throughout the park.
SITE Design Group did a great job in 1999 in creating a timeless skate experience that took one deep bowl and surrounded it with several different open bowls that contain dozens of pockets, large continuous shapes, various depths, and plenty of grindable coping.
The only closed bowl in the park is a deep rounded rectangle that is adjacent to a three-part larger bowl. The two areas are separated by a spine. The larger three-part bowl contains an open circular bowl, a rounded rectangle bowl, and a large 270-degree bowl. Each part feeds into the other parts. Above the outer edge of this section is an elevated runway that feeds into the second half of the Boulder Skatepark.
The second half of the Boulder Skatepark contains one gigantic open bowl with numerous pockets and some ledges and a funbox at the center. Outside of the open bowl, there are several other ledges, benches, and other skateable structures that are ideal for grinding and board siding. The second half of the park also feeds into the new 5,000 square feet addition.
The new Evergreen-designed addition seems to provide a nice space for newer skaters to get their feet wet before taking a dip into the deep end of the original skatepark space. There is a smaller and shallower open bowl, a few banks, two ledges, a manual pad, and a flat rail sitting in the area that many skaters love.
Altogether, the different SITE Design Group and Evergreen portions of the skatepark flow well together making it feel like the Scott Carpenter Skatepark is one. The park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset and as weather permits.