Shoreview Skatepark is a 7,500 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Shoreview, Minnesota, that first opened in 2020. The skatepark is packed with features that create a simple and balanced blend between street and transition-style terrain.
Shoreview Skatepark maximizes the space by implementing a design that resembles a typical urban street plaza that naturally flows into an adjacent transitional-style section of the park.
|Address||Victoria Street + Highway 96 Shoreview, Minnesota 55126|
|Features||Hubba, open-bowl, roll-in, quarterpipe, manual pads, flat rails, handrails, banks, stairs, mini ramps, wallride, ledges, corners, poles, speed bumps, a London Gap, and a funbox.|
|Size||7,500 Square Feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, BMX bikes, in-line skates, and scooters|
|Hours||Dawn to 10 pm|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Shoreview Skatepark Overview
The Shoreview Skatepark is a wonderful mix of street and transition-style terrain containing multiple sets of stairs, benches, ledges, handrails, manual pads, and a funbox.
This street plaza sits a bit higher than the rest of the park and it allows a skater to keep up their speed as they cruise down into the wallride, banks, and quarter pipes that comprise the transitional-style section of the park.
The versatility of this smaller park has gained notoriety in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area and attracts skaters from all over the state of Minnesota.
This skatepark is well-suited for skaters, BMX riders, and in-line skaters of all ages and skill levels. There are also public restrooms nearby as well as other park facilities like tennis courts, a playground, and an indoor waterpark
The all-new 7,500-square-foot concrete Shoreview Skatepark was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch team in 2020.
The park design and construction were commissioned by the City of Shoreview to replace an aging wooden skatepark that had needed to be closed down for repairs many times through its 20-year tenure.
The skatepark was designed and constructed to be durable and accessible to not only skaters, but BMX riders, in-line skaters, and scooters.
The original park that was constructed in 2000 was a direct response to the skaters of the Shoreview community not having a place to skateboard. Often skaters had been harassed by police, city workers, and business owners for skating on public or private property.
The community came together and asked the city, with all due respect, where is a skateboarder supposed to skate? You have baseball fields, hockey rinks, basketball courts, and a public swimming pool for other community members, but you have nothing for the booming skateboarding population in your city.
That is when the original Shoreview Skatepark was constructed, but then after 20-years, the park was long overdue for an upgrade.
Here’s some footage of skater’s riding the park (and riding it well) from just after it was completed: