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Skate Park at Scott Carpenter Park

Exciting news! Construction is about to begin on the new skate park! Here's a few things to know: 

  • At Scott Carpenter Park, the skate park is now closed for construction of the new 5,300 square foot skate park with elements for younger/newer skaters.
  • Construction should wrap up in June. 

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  • Learn more on the project page link below.

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About the Skate Park

The Boulder Skate Park is an unsupervised, skate-at-your-own-risk facility,  open from dawn to dusk. Know your ability and skate accordingly. BMX bike hours are from 7 to 10 a.m. daily.

The skate park features an exciting "street-course" with the lure of rails, curbs and free-flowing forms and bowls. The skate park is free and open for skateboarders and in-line skaters. Helmets and pads are highly recommended. Hours are dawn to dusk.

The skate park was designed by Shapins Associates and Michael McIntyre, RLA/ASLA, an experienced skateboarder and nationally known skate park architect. In addition, Boulder skaters helped with design work. The Parks and Recreation Department funded part of the project.

Additional funds have been sought through partnerships, sponsorships, and grants. The Boulder Valley YMCA will continue to be an operating partner for the Skate Park. If you would like more information on the skate park advisory committee, call the YMCA at 303-442-2778.


Be courteous and respectful of others. Take turns. Have fun!

The Boulder Skate Park is designed for skateboarding and in-line skating only.

The following are not allowed at the Boulder Skate Park:

  • Wheeled devices with wheelbases longer than 20 inches.
  • Spectators or pets on skating surfaces.
  • Tagging, graffiti or defacement of city property. Please use the graffiti wall just north of the skate park.
  • Drugs or alcohol.
  • Liquids other than natural precipitation on the riding surface.
  • Food or drink on the riding surface.
  • Modifications to the skating surface.
  • Added ramps, jumps or other obstacles.
  • Riding on park structures not designed for skating.
  • Glass containers.

Place trash in receptacles. Report any skate park damage or trash overflow to the City of Boulder Parks Maintenance Division at 303-441-4406.

In an emergency, call 911. You are at 30th Street and Arapahoe Road.

The Boulder Skatepark Advisory Committee recommends

  • Helmets and other protective gear (knee and elbow pads, wrist and ankle guards) are strongly recommended.
  • Inspect the riding surfaces before you begin. Remove any trash, debris or objects that may prevent a smooth and safe ride.
  • Wet riding surfaces are dangerous! Don’t skate in wet conditions: rain, snow, ice, hail.
  • No riding during maintenance or when the Skatepark is closed.
  • Rules are subject to change as needed and without notice.

The Boulder Skate Park may be closed until further notice if

  • Any liquid other than rain, snow or hail gets into the streetcourse, bowls or drain system.
  • The riding surface or any part of the facility is damaged.
  • Tagging or graffiti is found on the riding surface. Please use the graffiti wall just north of the Skatepark.


Please stay behind the fence, for your own safety and that of skatepark users.


Please use the graffiti wall just north of the Skatepark.