Looking for an outdoor space to skateboard? The Washington DC area has several skate parks that are set up for public use.
In Washington DC
- Washington DC Skate Park
Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium, Lot 3 (across from DC Armory) 2400 East Capitol Street, SE. Washington DC. Just opened in the Spring of 2012! The 15,000 square foot skate park's design was inspired by DC’s Freedom Plaza and Pennsylvania Avenue architecture. The park is free and open for public use.
- Bowie Skate Park
Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, Maryland. The 10,000 square foot space is dedicated to skateboard and inline skating for all skill levels and abilities. The course includes rolled banks, rails, steps, quarterpipes, and a snake run that connects the bowl deck to the street course.
- Gaithersburg Skate Park
Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. The skate park contains a dozen ramps, rails and boxes. Featured amenities include a 200-watt stereo system, several quarters, a spine, bank, several smaller obstacles, and a misting system to keep skaters cool on hot summer days.
Greenbelt Skate Park
99 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland. (301) 474-5525. The 7,000 square foot concrete park offers a variety of skating elements including a 10 foot deep bowl. All users are required to register to the use the park.
- Olney Manor Skate Park
Olney Manor Recreational Park, 16601 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland. The skate park opened in the spring of 2007 and has features for skaters of all skill levels. Features include “the Hubba Ledge, Steps with Handrail, Fun Box with Flat Rail, Pyramid Ledge, and the large Bowl.”
- Rockville Skate Park
Welsh Park, 355 Martins Lane, Rockville, Maryland. (240) 314-8766. The skate park is operated by the City of Rockville and was created for in-line skaters, skateboarders, and free style bikers.
In Northern Virginia
- Catoctin SkatePark
Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, Virginia. (703) 737-7132. The skate park includes an assortment of obstacles, ramps, fun boxes, rail slides, and half-pipes for in-line skaters, skateboarders, and bikes.
Old Town Manassas Skatepark
8921 Prince William Street Manassas, Virginia (703) 257-8200. The small park is dedicated to skateboarding and rollerblading.
Powhatan Springs Park
6020 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia. (703) 228-PLAY. The park offers skateboarding and in-line skating and has a combination of street-style elements, as well as, bowls and half-pipes. The park also has a children's rain garden and a youth athletic field.
- Schuyler Hamilton Jones Skateboard Park
3540 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia. The skate park is run by the Alexandira Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and includes a variety of ramps and rails.
Wakefield Skate Park
8100 Braddock Road Annandale, Virginia (703) 321-7081. The park is run by the Fairfax County Park Authority and skateboarding, inline skating, and BMX biking on Freestyle and Competition courses. The Freestyle course consists of bank ramps, 4 foot quarter pipe, pyramid, grind rails and a grind box. The Competition course consists of a double jum-box, euro gap, bank ramp with kicker, roll-over radius, and a grind box. The park offers classes and camps for various skill levels.