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Top 8 Best Skateparks In Chicago, Illinois

Top 8 Best Skateparks In Chicago, Illinois (All Details)

Nowadays, people are more inclined to thrilling and adventurous games such as skateboarding. Like other regions of the world, the young generation of  Chicago, Illinois, is also interested in this game. But skating on the pathways is strictly prohibited in Chicago.

Due to the people’s interests, Illinois has taken the necessary steps to build new Skateparks with top-notch designs. Practicing skating in those skateparks will reduce the risk of getting into an unexpected accident. Also, you will be introduced to various challenging obstacles of skating.

In this article, I am going to present a list of the best skate parks in Chicago, IL. Here, you will learn about several necessary features, like features, location, rules, regulations, etc., of those Skateparks. So, let’s get into the main portion of this article.

List of Top 8 Best Skateparks in Chicago, IL


I have listed the eight best skate parks in Chicago, along with their basic information. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Grant Skate Park


Grant Skatepark is one of the most familiar skate parks in Chicago, Illinois. The smooth concrete Surface gives a great flow while sliding and grinding. Mainly, designers made this Skatepark based on a street plaza theme. That’s why you won’t find any bowls here to practice transitioning.

Grant Skate Park

But there are quarter pipes where Beginners can learn to transition. Also, the variety of street section obstacles offers a great scope to practice various tricks for all skill-level skaters.

Features of the park

This skatepark features a few street section obstacles, such as ramps, stairs, rails, and ledges. There are also two-quarter pipes on one side.

Restrictions

  • Do not skate when the skating Surface is wet.
  • No smoking inside the skating zone

Directions and Routes

This is just a 2-minute ride from the Hilton Chicago. Or even you can have a short walk too. Head toward the Chicago Marathon start/finish area, and take a right turn. The park will be on your right side.  

STATIC Information


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Location:Grant Park
Address:1135 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Email:boboneill@grantparkconservancy.com
Telephone:+1 312-742-3918
Website:https://www.grantparkconservancy.com/
Riding Type:Scooter, rollerblading, BMX, etc./All skill levels
Skate Hours:Saturday-Friday: 6 am-9 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 80 participants at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:17500 sq ft
Lights:Yes
Opened:6th December 2014
Design / Build:Altamanu landscape architects

2. Logan Blvd. Skate Park


Logan Blvd. Skate Park is quite exceptional from any other skate parks, Chicago. Because it is located beneath the expressway, you don’t have to skate under direct sunlight and don’t have to care about the weather.

You can practice peacefully, whether it’s raining or snowing outside or not. This park has a street plaza and a transition section allowing both Skateboarding and BMX riding.

Features of the park

This underway Skatepark contains rails, funboxes, spine, and flat rails. You will also find a bowl that has a spine at the edge.

Restrictions

  • No pets are allowed inside the skating zone
  • Kids can’t skate without wearing a helmet

Directions and Routes

Under a stretch of the Kennedy Expressway from where W Logan Boulevard passes through. It’s just a 3-minute walking distance from Logan Square Dog park.

STATIC Information


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Location:At W Logan Blvd
Address:2430 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Email:info@haaspark.org
Telephone:+1 312-742-7552
Website:https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
Riding Type:Skateboard, scooter, BMX, etc./All skill-level
Skate Hours:Saturday-Friday: 6 am- 11 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:Yes (Joseph Henry)
Surface:Wood and Concrete
Size:1.29 Acre
Lights:Yes
Opened:2004
Design / Build:Lucy Slivinski

3. Wilson Skate Park


Wilson skate park is one of the outdoor skateparks in IL. This park offers a lot of obstacles that are suitable for skaters of any age. The Surface is rough, and the transition could be a bit tougher for beginner-level skaters.

Wilson Skate Park

But if you are an intermediate skater, I highly recommend you to visit this skatepark. There are also several challenging obstacles for advanced-level skaters.

Features of the park

This skating park contains ledges, funboxes, stairs, rails, funboxes, and pyramids. There are also two bowls, one is a big donut-shaped bowl, and another is a regular one.

Restrictions

  • BMX and scooters are not allowed inside the skating zone
  • Glass containers are not allowed inside the skate area

Directions and Routes

Southwest direction from Montrose Dog Beach. You need to cross the SP and parking area, and you will find the skate park in the west direction. You can also enter the parking area at W Wilson Dr. It’s just a 4-minute walking distance from the dog beach.

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Location:Near Montrose Beach
Address:W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, United States
Telephone:+1-708-506-9643
Website:https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
Riding Type:BMX, rollerblading, skateboard/Mid to expert skill-level
Skate Hours:Saturday-Friday: 6 am- 11 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 100 skaters at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:21500 sq ft
Lights:Yes
Opened:2003
Design / Build:Site Design Group, Inc.

4. Burnham Skate Park


This skatepark is named after a famous architect Daniel H Burnham. It is located inside Burnham park, 589 acres. The transition obstacles are pretty rough and will be difficult for newbie skaters. Interestingly, you can skate here without wearing a helmet or any safety gear.

Burnham Skate Park

Features of the park

This skatepark has rails, grind boxes, roll-in, and mini ramps. There are also quarterpipes, bowls, and volcanoes.

Restrictions

  • Kids below eight years old can’t skate without the supervision of their guardians
  • Fighting is not allowed inside the skating area

Directions and Routes

Take Lakefront Trail from 31st Street Beach and go in the south direction. You will find this park the Northwest of the Boat Ramp. Just have a 5-minute walk toward the park.

Static Information


AllDetails
Location:Burnham park
Address:Burnham Park, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Telephone:+1-312-742-7529
Website:https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
Riding Type:Scooter, Skateboard, BMX, etc./ Mid to Advance skill-level
Skate Hours:Saturday-Friday: 6 am -11 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 100 skaters at a time
Surface:Concrete- Metals
Size:20000 square feet
Lights:No
Opened:N/A
Design / Build:Maldon District Council

5. Villita Skate Park


This skatepark is located inside 21-acre La Villita Park. The obstacles of this park are of quite an advanced level which is not suitable for beginners. The smooth surface of bowls and quarter pipes offers excellent sliding and transition facilities.

If you are an intermediate-level skater, you can also come here to practice and challenge yourself with these obstacles.

Features of the park

This Skatepark features a bank, kicker, and a gap. Also, there are obstacles like manual pads, handrails, ledges, and Hubba.

Restrictions

  • Don’t skate when the Surface is wet due to rain, snowing, and any other reasons
  • Don’t bring any glass containers inside the skating area

Directions and Routes

You can enter La Villita Park at S Sacramento Ave, and you will find the skating area the Northwest of the Soccer Field. You can enter from Miami park with a 3-minute drive or around a 10-minute walk.

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Location:La Villita Park
Address:2800-58 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60623, United States
Email:nmeza@lvejo.org
Telephone:+1-312-745-4801
Website:https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
Riding Type:BMX, skateboard, rollerblading/ Mid to Advance skill-level
Skate Hours:Saturday-Friday: 6 am -11 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 50 skaters at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:10000 square feet
Lights:Yes
Opened:2014
Design / Build:Spohn Ranch Skateparks

6. Little Village Skate Plaza


This Skatepark is mainly famous among street skaters. All of the obstacles are for practicing grinding. If you love bowling and want to practice transition, you won’t like this Skatepark. But the long rails and ledges are suitable for smith grind.

Features of the park

There are a wedge ramp, deck, ledges, and flat rails. Also, stair sets, Nessy, and curb are present there.

Restrictions

Directions and Routes

From the Walmart Super Center, via S Cicero Ave and 31st St, you need a 4-minute ride to the park. Head north, and turn right when you are on 31st St.

Static Information


AllDetails
Location:Near Lillian Park
Address:4325 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60623, United States
Riding Type:Skateboard, BMX, etc./All skill level
Skate Hours:Friday- Sunday: Closed, Monday- Thursday: 5 am- 7 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 70 skaters at a time
Surface:Concrete
Size:14500 sq ft
Lights:Yes
Opened:2014
Design / Build:Unknown

7. Foss Park Skateboard Park


This park is more familiar among kids than any other Chicago skate parks. It is located inside 32 acre Foss Park. Both transition and street plaza obstacles of this skatepark are pretty straightforward and appropriate for any beginner. Also, children can learn their skating safely here.

Foss Park Skateboard Park

Features of the park

This skatepark consists of a mini ramp, hubba, roll-in, and quarter pipe. Also, ledges, London gap, and bank are present there.

Restrictions

  • Kids are not allowed to skate without a strapped helmet.
  • Glass containers are not allowed.

Directions and Routes

The park is a 5-minute drive from the Naval Station Great Lakes of North Chicago via the Spaulding St. Step into the Martin Luthar King Jr Dr, turn left on Main Ave, and head toward the park.

Static Information


AllDetails
Location:Foss Park
Address:Foss Park, 1901 Foss Park Ave, North Chicago, IL 60088, United States
Telephone:+1-847-689-7480
Website:https://www.fosspark-district.org/
Riding Type:Beginners to Mid-skill level
Skate Hours:Saturday-Sunday: Closed, Monday-Thursday: 8 am- 6 pm
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Participants:Up to 50 skaters at a time
Surface:Wooden
Size:11500 sq ft
Lights:Yes
Opened:1960
Design / Build:Unknown

8. Slappy Curb


This skatepark is mainly based on slappy obstacles. Those small-Size ledges are pretty easy to grind. This feature is suitable for beginner-level skaters. Those who want to learn new tricks can practice skating in this skatepark.

Features of the park

This park has small ledges that might be disturbing for advanced-level skaters.

Restrictions

  • No pet animals inside the skating area
  • Don’t use foul language and pick a fight

Directions and Routes

In the south direction of Kimball park at Bloomingdale Avenue. It’s a 2-minute walking distance.

Static Information


AllDetails
Location:At Bloomingdale Ave
Address:1759 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Riding Type:Skateboard/Beginner level
Skate Hours:Opens 24 hours
Cost fee:Free
Instructors:No
Surface:Concrete
Lights:No

Conclusion


Though Skateparks are a safe zone for practicing skateboarding, most of those skateparks are unsupervised. That’s why you must keep in mind the safety of yourself and others. If you get into any unexpected accident, it may cause severe injury to other skaters along with you.

Thus, never try any tricks and obstacles without the experience or supervision of any skilled person. From the list of skate parks in Chicago, IL, that I mentioned above, you can learn about the amenities of those parks. Always consider your skill level and location while choosing a Skatepark.

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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