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Top 8 Best Skateparks In Charlotte, Carolina (All Details)

As a fellow North Carolinian myself, I do have a pretty good idea about the skateparks in different cities of the state.

You may wonder, how? Sure I can know the grounds of my town, but the whole state? You’ve been skateboarding like me for years and have made skater friends all over the state (and beyond!).  As a member of a skate group, you’re bound to know a bit more than your own town’s parks.

And my skate buddies in Charlotte really made me acquainted with some great skating facilities around the town. So, I thought, why not put the knowledge gathered from my experience to good use? So those who are looking for some fun and the best skateparks in Charlotte, check out the list below.

List of The Best Skateparks In Charlotte


Open space, barricaded, wider, more minor, destination park, community skating zone – you name it. I’m pretty sure I have included it in the list. Here are a few suggestions for all skaters and skateboard-enthusiast who want to explore the hot skateboarding spots in Charlotte, NC.

1. Andy Hovis Community skatepark


Andy Hovis Community Skatepark was founded not so long ago in Cherryville by a young man named Andy Hovis and a few others.

Andy Hovis died in a car crash in 2010. Later, in his memory, that skatepark being the zone where young Andy would come to skate and hang out with his friends was named after him. The Hovis family requested to Cherryville City Council to rename the park. The appeal was approved by July 2011, and the park’s name was officially changed to “Andy Hovis Community Park.”

Andy Hovis Community skatepark

Features of the park

  • Smaller skatepark built for newbies and some mild skateboarding
  • Few low ramps

Restrictions

Bikes and scooters aren’t allowed in the park.

Directions and Routes

From Stroup memorial park, head east on W 1st St toward N Mountain St for 0.1 miles, and the destination will be on the right.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/WAbCtHMJ1gzgBYAh7
Address:200 East 1st St, Cherryville, NC 28021
Email:None
Telephone:+1 704-435-1700
Website:None
Riding Type:Skateboarding ground with rails and ramps
Skate Hours:8 am to 5 pm on Monday to Friday, closed during the weekends
Cost fee:You have to pay for entry
Instructors:None
Participants:Small groups are expected since it’s a small ground
Surface:Concrete
Size:Small
Lights:Available
Opened:In 2011
Design / Build:Cherryville City Council

2. Central Skate Park


Central Skate Park is a skating zone right beside the road, with no boundaries barricading the space. And being the central park, it’s more popular with the teens. You’ll have open space and lengthy ramps to test your skateboarding skill on.

Features of the park

  • Includes several ramps, spine, kicker, vert, rails, and decks.
  • Doesn’t have any walls surrounding the area.

Restrictions

No restrictions.

Directions and Routes

From Charlotte, you have to Continue south on E Independence Expy to N Sharon Amity Rd. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 246 for NC-27 E/Albemarle Rd and then continue on to NC-27 E/Albemarle Rd. Then turn left to Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto N Sharon Amity Rd. And after a few minutes, you should be at your destination.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://www.google.com/maps/place/5301+Central+Ave,+Charlotte
Address:5301 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28212, United States
Telephone:None
Website:None
Riding Type:Skateboarding ground with rails, ramps, spine, kicker, vert, and decks.
Skate Hours:Open 24 hours, every day of the week.
Cost fee:You have to pay for entry.
Instructors:None
Participants:Several small groups can participate.
Surface:Concrete
Size:Small
Lights:Not available for the park, parking lot includes some.
Opened:2000s

3. First Ward Park


First Ward skate parks Charlotte NC can be a great skateboarding zone for those who want a bit more than just bland concrete grounds and mandatory ramps. After being in the blueprint for years, the park was finally opened for public use in the year of 2015. After opening, it has been a tourist attraction in Uptown Charlotte ever since.

First Ward Park

Features of the park

  • Private area authorized by Levine Properties and the city of Charlotte.
  • Open for public use.
  • Covers a vast area.
  • Has water sprouts, a water park, green lawns, calisthenic bars, and a walkway for visitors.
  • Includes parking spot.

Restrictions

  • No parking outside the parking spot.
  • No illegal public activity.

Directions and Routes

From 9th Street Station, head southwest on Charlotte Rail Trail toward E 9th St and Turn right onto E 9th St, and you should see the destination.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/AEpYpTYJWCWxyA4b8
Address:301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Telephone:+1 704-336-3854
Website:www.mecknc.gov
Riding Type:Water Park with Water Sprouts, walkway, and calisthenic bars
Skate Hours:Open every day of the week, from 6 am to 8 pm
Cost fee:Have to pay for entry.
Instructors:None
Participants:Larger groups can participate, hundreds of people at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:Small, although the park is 4.6-acre in total
Lights:Available
Opened:In 2015
Design / Build:Designed and conceptualized by Daniel Levine. Constructed by Levine properties, with assistance from the city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte, and the county of Mecklenburg.

4. George Poston Pump Track


With a wider area to explore, George Poston Pump Track/Park is literally one of the biggest skate parks in Charlotte.

The park has more trees, lakes, and fields than concrete grounds. You have to visit the place if you happen to be in the county of Gastonia.

George Poston Pump Track

Features of the park

  • Includes pump tracks that can be used, like trails and ramps, for practicing skateboarding and cycling.
  • Large sports fields for soccer games and frisbees.
  • Dog-friendly zone.

Restrictions

No restrictions on skateboarding.

Directions and Routes

From Poston Park River Trail, head southeast on Lowell Spencer Mountain Rd toward Tower Rd, Turn right onto Tower Rd, Continue onto George Poston Pkwy, Turn left and head straight for a while and take the first right to find the destination.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/v2XbKwGbyeQAi4v2A
Address:1101 Lowell Spencer Mountain Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056, United States
Telephone:+1 704-922-2160
Website:None
Riding Type:Pump tracks that work as the best skateboard ramps, tracks, trails, and.
Skate Hours:Open every day of the week, from 7 am to 11 pm.
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:None
Participants:Several groups of people at a time.
Surface:Concrete
Size:Medium, although the park is 344 acres in total.
Lights:Not available near the tracks.
Opened:2000
Design / Build:Gaston County Parks and Recreation

5. Grayson Neighborhood Park


If you’re in the Grayson neighborhood of 750 Beal St Charlotte, check out the Grayson neighborhood park made just for skateboarding. It’s a small neighborhood park but features a great number of ramps and verts for maximum skateboarding fun.

Grayson Neighborhood Park

Features of the park

  • Includes ramps, rails, and pipes for skateboarding.
  • The recreation center and an additional park for other sports, slides, and exercise purposes.
  • Barricaded area.

Restrictions

No restrictions.

Directions and Routes

From The Home Depot, head northwest toward N Wendover Rd, Turn left onto N Wendover Rd, Turn left onto Beal St, head straight for a while, and then turn right to find the skate park.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/w7GXDP7N8wx9QK8XA
Address:750 Beal St, Charlotte, NC 28211, United States
Telephone:(980) 314-1591
Website:www.mecknc.gov
Riding Type:Ramps, rails, pipes, slides, sportsfields.
Skate Hours:Open every day of the week, from 7 am to 11 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:None
Participants:Several small groups of people at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:Small
Lights:Not available in the zone.
Opened:2000s
Design / Build:Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

6. Mooresville Skate Park


This is one of the well-known skating zones around Charlotte. Now the park has been renovated and expanded with more facilities for skateboarding. With new rides, new ramps, restrooms, and NASCAR-inspired tracks – the park is aimed to be a destination park area of Mooresville and the largest skatepark in the two states of South and North Carolinas.

 Mooresville Skate Park

Features of the park

  • Skateboarding facilities
  • Walkway
  • Public restroom

Restrictions

Must leave the place by 8 pm.

Directions and Routes

From Byers Radio & TV Sales & Services, head northeast on Bell St toward W Iredell Ave, Turn left onto W Iredell Ave, then turn left again. Now finally, take another left to find the destination.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/ZWeu4J47rptJ3Rmh6
Address:748 W Iredell Ave, Mooresville, NC 28115, United States
Telephone:+1 704-662-0348
Website:None
Riding Type:Ramps, bowls, skate wall, pipe.
Skate Hours:Open every day of the week, from 7 am to 8 pm.
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:None
Participants:Several groups of people at a time.
Surface:Concrete
Size:Medium
Lights:Not yet
Opened:2022
Design / Build:Artisan Skateparks

7. Renaissance Park Skate Park


Renaissance Park is one of Charlotte’s biggest parks and recreation establishments. The park has all sorts of outdoor sports facilities, including soccer, tennis, and even golf, and there’s a skating park beside the spots reserved for golf practice and tennis.

Features of the park

  • Ramps and rails.

Restrictions

No restrictions.

Directions and Routes

From Eagle Lake, head south on Parkway Plaza Blvd, turn right, and finally, take another right to find the skatepark.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/bfg8NS431jKJgKTJ7
Address:Renaissance Park Recycling Bins, 5130 Parkway Plaza Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217, United States
Telephone:+1 704-662-0348
Website:www.mecknc.gov
Riding Type:Ramps, bowls, skate wall, pipe.
Skate Hours:Open 24 hours, every day of the week.
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:None
Participants:Small space, so not a lot of people can hang out at the same time in the skateboarding zone.
Surface:Concrete
Size:4000 square feet
Lights:Available
Opened:In 2021
Design / Build:The Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department and Southwest District

8. Waxhaw Skatepark and Playground


Waxhaw Skatepark and Playground are one of the nicest skate parks in charlotte NC. The place is packed with nicely built ramps and pipes for skateboarding. And there’s a skate shop nearby for your instant skating needs.

Waxhaw Skatepark and Playground

Features of the park

  • Includes ramps and pipes for skateboarders.
  • A walkway.
  • Picnic tables, benches, and restrooms for visitors.

Restrictions

No restrictions

Directions and Routes

From Mary O’Neill’s Irish Pub, head west on W North Main St toward N Church St, turn left onto S Church St, turn right onto Caldwell St, and you should see the destination on the left.

BASIC Information


AllDetails
Location:https://goo.gl/maps/iFgvYhz9zenU7A4v7
Address:201 Caldwell St, Waxhaw, NC 28173, USA
Telephone:None
Website:None
Riding Type:Ramps, pipes, and hills.
Skate Hours:Open every day of the week, from 7 am to 7.30 pm.
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:None
Participants:Enough space for several groups to hang out at once.
Surface:Concrete
Size:Medium
Lights:Not available near the skating zone.
Opened:2000’s
Design / Build:LandDesign

Conclusion


So, there you have it. I’ve presented the 8 best skate parks in Charlotte for you. You can visit any of them to learn and practice your skateboarding skills. Almost all of them are easily accessible (As they should be) and equipped with different types of rides and arrangements for skating.

I tried to include the small zones and the big parks, the concrete skateparks, and the grassy areas. Some are open for 24 hours, and some are not, but have other facilities to help the visitors. Either way, I hope whatever you’re looking for while in Charlotte, my picks cover all the viable options. So go gnarly and grind!

About the author

Kyle Spinks is a skating enthusiast from Montana. He has been passionate about the sport for over a decade and loves to share his experiences and knowledge with others through his blog, skateupdates.com.

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