Certified Skate Parks


USA Skateboarding’s Skatepark Performance and Accreditation Rating for Certification (SPARC) program is centered on a 75-point checklist. This checklist evaluates how a park fosters safety, inclusivity, and a sense of community. It also examines technical and safety requirements necessary for professional and amateur competitions.


Featured Certified Skateparks: 

Lauridsen Skatepark : 901 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Type: Public Skatepark

Size: 88,000 SQF

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Skatepark website: www.princeparkoside.business.site

The Lauridsen Skatepark was created with our community in mind, to provide fun and challenging opportunities for skateboarders and spectators alike.

Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the skatepark sits on five acres at the northern edge of the Principal Riverwalk – just east of the Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center. Designed by California Skateparks, the Lauridsen Skatepark is an attractive extension of the city’s beautiful Principal Riverwalk.



Prince Memorial Skatepark “Prince Park”: Alex Rd &, Foussat Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058

Type: Public Skatepark

Size: 22,000 SQF

Location: Oceanside

Standing among esteemed skateboarding facilities, Prince Skatepark in Oceanside has joined the select skateparks officially endorsed by USA Skateboarding. We are excited to expand our certification program, ensuring that more skateparks cater to beginners, providing a safe environment for skateboarding. California Skateparks was the (specialty) contractor on this project. This is the fifth skate park built in the community of Oceanside, CA. The skate park includes transitional and street elements. The skate bowls, snake run and street area compile this 22,700 skatepark.




Renaissance Park Skatepark: Renaissance Park Recycling Bins, 5130 Parkway Plaza Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Type: Public Skatepark

Size: 3,000 SQF

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Nestled within the picturesque confines of the community, Renaissance Skatepark stands as a modestly sized gem. This skate park is street-focused, featuring quarter pipes at each end. Catering to beginners through to pros, Renaissance Skate Park offers obstacles for everyone, and its exceptional build quality exceeded our expectations.