The Smallenburg Skatepark is a 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate facility located minutes away from the beaches of Lake Michigan in the community of Holland, Michigan. The park contains mostly street-style skate elements placed throughout a peanut-shaped layout and design.
In 2011, the Spohn Ranch skatepark design and construction team arrived in Holland, Michigan to build a modest yet extremely well-designed skate park to complement the many other amenities located in Smallenburg Park. The skate park shares the area with facilities for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, track and field, and softball. Additionally, there are several fieldhouses, picnic areas, and miles of walking paths.
|Address||325 Fairbanks AvenueHolland, Michigan 4942|
|Features||Quarterpipe, manual pad, stairs, banks, curbs, ledges, handrails, flat rails, and hubbas.|
|Size||10,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||8 am to 11 pm|
Smallenburg Skatepark Overview
The overall shape of the Smallenburg Skatepark kind of takes the shape of a peanut with an extra wide and round body and a smaller round head on top. In the middle of the body of the peanut, you will find an extra-large elevated round mesa with different street obstacles cascading down the banks of the mesa in all directions.
There are two different rails for skaters who wish to practice their 5-0 grinds, tail slides, and other technical tricks on conveniently placed low-sitting rails. Simply stand in the middle of the rounded mesa, skate up to either of the rails, plant your feet, and attempt your favorite tricks in a safe environment.
Aside from the two different rails, there are also two hubbas that extend from the top to the bottom of the mesa. If you do not feel comfortable hitting any of the rails or hubbas on the mesa, you can simply skate down the embankments that make up more than 300 degrees of the mesa. There is one small area of the circle that is a cut-out drop-off for skaters who maybe want to get a little air while popping a quick hardflip from the top of the mesa.
On one side of the large rounded body of the peanut, there is a three-tiered rounded set of ledges that resemble seating in an outdoor amphitheater. All the ledges are consistently waxed to provide plenty of surface area for grinds and slides.
The other side has another elevated mesa with an extra-long runway that leads to a beautiful four-step stair set complete with a handrail that splits the middle. Off to one side of the stairs, you will find a hubba that is positioned lower for easy access.
The head of the peanut is made of a smaller circular area that contains a street plaza section for beginners. There is a concrete bench with grindable ledges, a manual pad with a flat rail through the middle, and an extra small 3-tiered set of ledges.