Reno and Sparks skate parks offer skaters great places to play and practice their moves. Skate parks have numerous skating features for both beginners and advanced skateboard skaters, and can also be used by riders on real roller skates, roller blades, scooters, and bikes. There is also skateboarding in some Washoe County parks. These places aren't restricted to kids - adults are certainly welcome to join in on the skateboarding fun.
Skate Parks in Reno
Rattlesnake Mountain Skatepark: With 40,000 square feet of bowls, half pipes, street style banks, curbs, and a 170-foot long snake run, Rattlesnake Mountain is the largest skate park in the area. There are 30 unique features in all, including handrails, launch ramps, flat and round banks, pyramid and octagon launch ramps, a volcano, and a backyard style pool. Rattlesnake Mountain Skatepark is in Mira Loma Park, along S. McCarran Blvd. just north of the Mira Loma Drive intersection.
Idlewild Skate Park: This skatepark features over 13,000 square feet of skateboarding territory. Idlewild Skate Park has features for intermediate and advanced skaters. The two main areas are a hip with a horseshoe area four feet tall and a five foot deep bowl. There is a 60 foot long quarter pipe in between the two areas. Idlewild Skate Park is in Idlewild Park next to the swimming pool. It is a short distance west of downtown Reno at 1900 Idlewild Drive.
Silver Lake Skate Park: Silver Lake Skate Park is one of the smaller skateparks with 6,000 square feet of concrete. The park features rounded and squared three foot deep bowls and valleys, a pyramid, plateaus, and a raised berm. Skating here is geared toward beginning and intermediate riders. Silver Lake Skate Park is located out in Stead at 8855 Red Baron Blvd.
Panther Valley Skate Park: Panther Valley has 7,500 square foot concrete ramp with modular steel skate components. This is a local skatepark in the North Valleys used mainly by area kids and teens. It is located at 850 Link Lane.
Reno Skate Park Rules: Reno skateparks are not supervised. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at lighted parks, 7 a.m. to dusk at parks without lights. Users assume the risks involved with using skate park facilities, including serious personal injury and property damage. The City of Reno does not assume responsibility for injuries arising from any use of this facility. There is a list of Rules and Responsibilities for skate park use you should be familiar with. For more information, contact park maintenance at (775) 334-2270.
Skate Parks in Sparks
Burgess Park Skate Park: A skatepark was added to existing Burgess Park in 2002. It is located at 1605 Pyramid Way.
Skate Parks in Washoe County
These skateparks are in unincorporated areas of Washoe County. For more information, visit Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.
Cold Springs Park: This is a neighborhood park. Among the usual amenities like picnic sites, playground, basketball and volley ball courts, and a baseball field, you'll find the skateboard park. Cold Springs Park is off of U.S. 395 in Cold Springs at 3355 White Lake Parkway. For more information, call (775) 971-8566.
Lazy 5 Regional Park: This large park in Spanish Springs includes play fields, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, reserveable buildings, a water play park and skate park. Lazy 5 Regional Park is located at 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway. For more information, call (775) 424-1866.
North Valleys Regional Park: Park amenities include a large community center, soccer fields, volleyball courts, a children's playground area, hiking trails, picnic areas, a skateboard park, and 160 acres of open space. North Valleys Regional Park is located at 8085 Silver Lake Road in Stead. For more information, call (775) 971-8566.
Sun Valley Community Park: The Sun Valley General Improvement District runs this park. It features ball fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming pool, and skateboard park. It is located in Sun Valley at 115 West 6th Avenue. For more information, call (775) 331-1313
Sources: Cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County Parks.