Frequently Asked Questions

This page has a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers about the site.

 

Q: What is Arizona Skateparks?
A: Arizona Skateparks is the best directory of free skate parks in Arizona.

Q: Who created this site?
A: ArizonaSkateparks.com is created and maintained by Trevor Freeman.

Q: Is this site free to use?
A: Yes, the site is completely free to use. We earn a small amount of revenue through Google Ads.

Q: Are these skate parks free to visit?
A: Nearly all of the skate parks on this website are city-owned and operated municipal skateparks which are free to use. A few parks are part of a neighborhood association or may have other restrictions - these are noted in the details for the individual park.

Q: What is the difference between a skate park and a skate plaza?
A: There is no official definition for a skate park in terms of size or square footage. Unofficially, skate plazas are smaller footprint, often located in neighborhood parks, and do not have bowls or transition areas. Skate Parks are typically larger in size, located in large city and community parks, and may include more types of ramps and features.

Q: What do you mean by "transition?"
A: Transition is a term used in skateboard parks that refers to ramps, quarter pipes, slopes, inclines, and other elements that allow a skateboard rider to transition from riding horizontally to riding vertically. Parks that include transition allow skaters to build speed in order to perform tricks on different obstacles.

Q: What is a prefab skatepark?
A: Prefab is short for prefabricated, which means the ramps are built in a factory and then transported to and installed on-site. These are also referred to as modular or above-ground skateparks. They are typically built of steel frames. These types of skate parks are comparatively lower cost and are a more budget-friendly option for smaller cities and towns.

Q: What is a concrete skatepark?
A: Poured concrete or "in-ground" skateparks are built of concrete and rebar. They are durable, smooth, and have a longer lifespan. However they are more expensive to design and construct than modular skateparks. They provide a smoother experience for riders as there is no lip between the ramp and the ground - it is all one smooth, continuous piece.

Q: What equipment is allowed in skate parks?
A: Generally, most public skate parks only allow skateboards and in-line skates. Please consult the rule sign near the entrance of each park for specific details.

Q: What equipment is not allowed?
A: Broadly speaking, most public skate parks in Arizona do not permit: scooters, roller skates, or long boards. Select parks allow BMX bikes, visit our list of Arizona BMX Parks for information on parks that allow parks.

Q: What is the largest skate park in Arizona?
A: Tinnell Memorial Skate Park in Lake Havasu City, AZ is Arizona's largest skatepark at 40,000 square feet.

Q: What is the smallest skate park in Arizona?
A: Nueve Skate Plaza in Phoenix is Arizona's smallest skatepark at 2,400 square feet.

Q: How do I report an error on one of your listings?
A: Please use the Contact Page to report any errors and I will resolve them promptly.