Delaware is a hidden gem of a destination for extreme sports lovers, but if you’re not familiar with the area, you might be wondering where to take your skateboard. No worries there. From sites with half pipes, quarter pipes, and grind rails to spaces with concrete bowls to hone your skills, Delaware has you covered. Here are the top 8 skate parks in the state.
Wilmington, Delaware's graffiti-clad haven for skateboard heads is an obscure hang out with plenty of local pizzazz. While not particularly large, what it lacks in space, it makes up for in creativity. One of the coolest aspects about this park is the fact that it was made by locals. From DIY ramps to A-frame rails and clamshells, this park is what happens when a group of enthusiastic sportsters get together to create a communal space. If you're in the Wilmington, Delaware area you might want to check out this grassroots effort and maybe even contribute to the cause.
This free outdoor recreational area is open to skaters and BMX enthusiasts alike. There are on-site port-a-potties available and several family friendly amenities. Steps and half pipes are abundant and skating on rails here is also an option. The coolest aspect of this skate park is the fact that it's situated inside one of Newark's premier parks which means that a bark park, playground and picnic area are just footsteps away from the skate area.
Thus far, we've introduced grass roots recreation and family themed skating but how about a skate park that's just nuts about extreme sports? If that's what you're looking for in your outdoor excursion, you're sure to find it in Newport. The Newport Skatepark welcomes scooters, skateboards and bikes. They're community run and fitness oriented. On-site amenities include lessons, refreshments, helmet and pad rentals, spectator seating and plenty of equipment to play around on. You can even book a party on-premise. Please note that this park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
This one is a bit off the beaten track so if seclusion is something you treasure during a skate, you might want to give Townsend a spin. The park is free but does require its riders to don safety equipment such as helmets and pads. Up to the minute rampage is on-site and bikes are welcome on the turf.
Smyrna Skate Park is a well known, well kept facility that's been around longer than most. Not only is this park a Delaware staple and fitted with the latest equipment like half pipes, quarter pipes, grind benches and a grind rail, but it's also free of charge and pretty liberal with restrictions. No pads or helmets required although they are still absolutely recommended.
This enchanting skate park by the sea is a local wonder positioned just footsteps from the library and glistening river. It's a great place to Instagram your skating adventure. It's free and fitted with a five-foot half pipe and pyramid with stairs amongst other amenities. The fact that there are restrooms available makes for a nice added convenience.
An indoor skate park in the state of Delaware is more than just a pipe dream. In Rehoboth, it’s also a reality. This colossal, 7,200 square-foot recreational arena is complete with towering wall ramps, mini ramps, quarter pipes, wave banks and more. Riders can enter for a $10 fee and enjoy on-site luxuries like restrooms and refreshments. Spectators can take a seat on the deck and peer down as loved ones cruise through stunts.
It’s skateboards over surfboards for some at Rehoboth Beach's Epworth Skatepark. This was a church community effort funded with approximately $75,000 worth of local money. Children and adults of all ages are urged to join in on the fun by whizzing over banks, rails, ledges and even an on-site concrete bowl. This is a comparatively new park but it has tons of potential. Competitions, cookouts and church functions are commonplace here.