Asheville Skatepark is 17,000 square feet of skating excitement located in downtown Asheville with three distinctive concrete areas in the beginner bowl, intermediate street course, and advanced vertical bowl.
Notice: Asheville Skatepark will close for up to two months for construction beginning in March 2023. For more info, visit its project page.
Parties and Rentals
To schedule ongoing use, add elements to the park (such as tents and inflatables), or host a special event, special permits may be required. Please contact Jon Fillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-259-5738.
North Carolina’s first concrete skatepark opened near Asheville’s city center more than 20 years ago fueled by grassroots efforts and a growing sense that safe, low-cost places to have fun shouldn’t be limited to playgrounds, community centers, ball fields, and tennis courts. Before this unique course was constructed, community members and Asheville Parks & Recreation actually installed temporary ramps and tracks on the top floor of the Civic Center parking deck – eight stories above the ground!
Opened in 2000, the facility featured a beginner bowl, intermediate street course, and advanced vertical drop, as well as a staffed admission area and concessions. Following damages in 2014, the building was no longer staffed and was ultimately demolished to create more skateable space in 2020. As with many public projects, that change sparked a larger conversation within the community about the future of Asheville Skatepark (which had not seen significant upgrades since it was built).
In March 2021, Asheville Parks & Recreation staff began meeting with skateboarders, roller skaters, bikers, skate shop owners, and the nonprofit Asheville Skate Foundation to discuss a reimagining of the space and the possibility of new rideable art sculptures and ramps in the open plaza where the previous building was located. The ultimate goal is a safer, enhanced Asheville Skatepark welcoming to families, new skaters and bikers, veteran users, and community members who want to watch homegrown talent.