6020 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22205
Right over the river in Arlington is the Powhatan Springs Park, which is home to the Powhatan Springs Skatepark. It is one of the best, if not the best, skateparks in the area. The well planned skate park is almost 15,000 square and features a long list of skating options that include flat rails, round rails, vert extensions, bowls, half-pipes, a grate gap and more. But don’t go to this skatepark if you just want to watch; no spectators are allowed. So get your board, head to Powhatan Springs and practice your kick-flips.
355 Martins Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
Run by the City of Rockville, this community skate park is open and free to the public. A special skate park, it was created, designed and decorated with suggestions and donations from local artist and skaters. Because it was specifically designed for skaters, bikers and boarders, it is a favorite amongst people in the city. Some of the features include funboxes, hubba ledges, ramps, rails, a Euro-gap and more. Boarders of all ages and skill sets can enjoy this park, but if your little boarder needs a little more instruction, they offer summer camps for kids from the ages of six to 14. It’s a great way to keep your kids active and away from the television for awhile.
2400 E. Capitol St. N.E
Washington, DC 20003
Designed after Freedom Plaza near the White House, Maloof Skate Park was opened a few years ago near RFK Stadium. Maloof Money Cup built the park as part of their initiative to bring skateboarding to communities, and to promote the sport. Although there were some issues with the park, it is currently open for skateboarders. Everyone from advanced to beginner skaters can enjoy the park, with its many features including a vert wall, rails, steps, a quarter pipe and more.
8800 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Woodside Urban Park is not one of Montgomery County’s most talked about parks, but it does offer a number of activities for the Silver Spring community. The 2.3 acre park includes a playground, basketball court, handball court and a skateboarding area. With 3,500 square feet of space, there is plenty of room to try out your tricks. Check out this urban park for a day of skating.
Schuyler Hamilton-Jones Skatepark
3540 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22066
A great park for beginners and intermediaries, the Schuyler Hamilton-Jones Skatepark is designed for children and adolescents. The rules allow for a safe and fun environment for your children to skateboard, which includes the enforcement of elbow pads, knee pads and helmets. The street course offers high quarters, a half pipe and plenty of rails to grind on. And if your children are looking to take skateboard lessons, there is a school that offers them at this park.
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