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Check Out Ohio Skate Parks

Check Out Ohio Skate Parks

There's no trick, these skate parks are a rolling good time!

Roller skates from Next Level Skate Shop in Fairview Park, OH

Check Out Ohio Skate Parks

By Maggie Butler

Posted On: Aug 26, 2020

While the weather is warm and the sun is still shining, grab your skateboard, scooter or roller skates and head to one of these skate parks throughout Ohio. These parks are open to both experts and beginners with various obstacles for every level. Just don’t forget your helmet!

Dodge Skate Park in Columbus 

Located in Franklinton, Dodge Skate Park was designed by Tony Hawk’s dad. This park includes quarter pikes, three drop-in bowls of different sizes, a snake fun, and one of the bowls can function as a half-pipe. Bikes, blades and boards are all welcome here.

Fuel up at one of the restaurants in walking distance from the park, like Brewdog Franklinton, One Line Coffee, Land-Grant Brewing Company and Strongwater Food & Spirits.


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Skate Naked in Columbus 

Skate Naked is a massive complex coming in at almost 22,000 square feet and is Columbus’ only indoor skate park. The park features three large rooms with a tech street park, a snake run and a bowl room. They also have a board shop on site and offer food and drinks at their concession stand.

If you need something a little heartier after your skate sesh, head to The Mad Greek for authentic and delicious Greek food.

Kennedy Skatepark in Reynoldsburg 

Kennedy Skate Park is a mixed media park, with wood, metal and concrete elements all coming together. Most of the edges in the park are rolled steel, and they have a large fun box with rail and ledges, a pyramid with a ledge, ramps, banks and quarter-pipe and a grind box.

For lunch, there's an abundance of Chinese restaurants around the park, from Happy Dragon, Happy Star and Jade’s Chinese Restaurant. For some delicious meat and barbeque, head to The Hickory House. If you want something quick like pizza, there are a bunch of chains including Papa Johns and Little Caeser’s, but if you want something a little more elevated, Vick’s Gourmet Pizza is a must.

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Athens Skatepark 

Located behind Athens Community Center, Athens Skate Park is an 18,000-sqaure foot, award-winning concrete park that is welcoming for both Vert and Street Skaters. The park includes a 16-foot full pipe with an enclosed capsule. Various bowls, steps, ledges pyramids and various rails.

After skating, settle down at Sol Restaurant for delicious traditional American, South Floridian and Caribbean inspired food for either breakfast, lunch of dinner.

Bay Skate Park in Bay Village 

Bay Skate Park was designed for skateboarded, BMX bike riders, in-line skaters and scooters alike. Regardless of your vehicle of choice, you are bound to have fun at this state-of-the-art skate park.

After working up an appetite, head to Fragapane Bakeries and Deli for Italian sandwiches and desserts. Or head over to Bay Diner for traditional yet delicious diner food. 

Crooked River Skatepark in Cleveland 

Crooked River Skatepark, originally Northcoast Harbor Skatepark, was created in 2003 as a temporary skatepark for the 2003 Gravity Games. The park still brings skaters to the downtown area and is as busy as it was in 2003.

If you can pull yourself away from the away from the park, grab a bite to eat at Brick & Barrell or Sainato’s at Rivergate.

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If you don't already own your own gear, outfit yourself from Ohio spots like Next Level Skate Shop in Fairview Park, Old Skool Skate Shop in Westerville, Gordon's Skate Shop in Cleveland or order a board from Proper Gnar

For more outdoor adventures and sporting fun, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org

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