The Wheaton Skatepark is a 12,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located in Wheaton, Illinois, a Chicago suburb located about an hour’s drive directly west of downtown Chicago.
The modest skatepark contains a number of transition and street-style elements in a rectangular park that is also part of the Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park facility. The park opened in 2018 and was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch design and construction team.
Wheaton Skatepark Details
|Address||Naperville Road & East Liberty Drive|
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
|Features||Quarterpipe, fun box, kickers, hubbas, ledges, banks, handrails, and flat rails.|
|Size||11,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards and in-line skates only|
|Hours||Monday thru Friday 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6:30 pm.|
Wheaton Skatepark Overview
Although Wheaton Skatepark is modest in size, the park has a little bit of everything to appease most skaters. The park is the ideal place for younger and beginner skaters to learn the basics. That being said, it is also a good skatepark for more advanced skaters looking to hone in on more technical skills like kickflips to crooked grinds, front-side nose slides, and other trick combinations that require precision and skill.
At the far end of the park, there is one good-sized quarterpipe ideal for younger skaters to learn the art of dropping in. Additionally, the quarterpipe serves as a place to build up some speed before entering the central street plaza section.
Drop in on the quarter pipe and flow directly into a kicker that launches you up to an extra-smooth concrete grindable bench. Hit the kicker, tail slide the bench edge, and land securely on the kicker on the other side. On the left side of the bench/kicker structure, there is also a low-sitting flat rail if you would prefer.
Also, in the middle of the street plaza section, and the center of the park, there is a pyramid-shaped fun box with a gorgeous bent handrail and hubba. Both the handrail and hubba stand at the perfect height that it is accessible to skaters of all skill levels.
The street plaza then flows into another section with a quarterpipe and elevated platform with banks and roll-ins. Use the quarterpipe to turn around and re-enter the street plaza, or roll up on the platform and take a well-deserved rest after a nice run. This side of the park can also be used as a starting point to enter the rest of the park.
The hours of the Wheaton Skatepark can be odd, depending on the season, so make sure you always check ahead to see when the park will be open. Most often, the park is open in the afternoon after 3:30 pm during the week and after 12 on the weekends.