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How to Support the Effort to Build a World-Class Skatepark Right Here in Downtown DSM

Lauridsen Skatepark Downtown DSM

September 19, 2018

It's been a decade in the making but we’re pleased to say, with the community’s support, it will soon become a reality. The new addition to our vibrant Downtown Des Moines (DSM) promises to spur economic vitality and increase tourism.

We’re talking about the Lauridsen Skatepark that will soon take shape along the Principal Riverwalk. It’s named after Nix and Virginia Lauridsen who gifted $1 million to the project and added their name to the 4,700-long list of community supporters who are backing the project.

Add your name

To get us over the finish line and be a part of this world-class facility, help us surpass our goal of having more than 5,000 supporters of the skatepark by adding your name to the list of supporters.

The Lauridsen Skatepark is the first piece of development as part of the reimagining of the water trails across the region. It is an investment in our youth, providing a safe and fun environment for all ages to exercise and socialize.

Attractive to skilled talent

Featuring 65,000 square feet of skateable terrain, it will be the third largest skatepark in the nation. The world-class facility will attract regional and national tournaments to Greater Des Moines (DSM) boosting the local economy. It will also provide new outdoor recreation opportunities especially for youth and young adults entering the workforce.

The workers of today and tomorrow are increasingly choosing place first, job second. By investing and supporting regional projects like the Lauridsen Skatepark, it will further enhance DSM’s reputation as having world class amenities that are attractive to skilled talent.

Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. with half of all youths owning a skateboard. Show your support by signing the dsmskatepark.com website to help us surpass our goal of having more than 5,000 people sign it.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a big city. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.