With four boys, the older three being into things like dirt bikes, bmx and skateboarding, I have spent my fair share of time in the local Sacramento area skate parks. The Sacramento area has a lot to offer for skaters. There are about 20 skate parks in the Sacramento area, both large and small, with more on the way! Most parks are free and some charge a small fee to use their park. So, are you wondering which skate parks rank at the top of the list in Sacramento area? I have compiled a list based on user reviews, my own, and my children’s personal experiences. I hope that you will find this information useful in planning your next trip to a Sacramento area skate park.
For our personal top pick it has to be Granite Skate park in Sacramento off Power Inn Rd. My boys really enjoy this park and are always asking to go. They closed the park down for a couple of weeks last year to install turnstiles to help prevent bikes from getting in, but somehow they still get in. Granite Skate Park is one of the biggest in California measuring a whopping 45,000 sqft.. It features 8 bowls, a street skate course and a large pavillion. This park offers it all, rails, pipes, stairs, bowls, and boxes. There are granite, concrete, and steel edgings and riding surfaces to get the most out of your board and skate session. Granite also has grassy areas inside the skate park for people to put up a canopy or just sit and relax. I like this park, and my kids always have a good time. The park is located inside Granite Regional Park so it’s a perfect spot to set up camp for the day, BBQ and hang out. It is FREE to use the park and also has lighting for night time hours. The skate park entrance is located at:8200 Ramona ave in Sacramento.
Our second top pick and a local family favorite skate park is Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park in Folsom. It was listed as one of Sacramento Parent Magazine’s top skateboard parks. Cummings is a great park for the skater and bmx family! This Park offers seperate tracks for the bikers and the skaters. Each section is seperated by a fence to help insure the safety of the users and to keep unwanted traffic off the tracks and ramps. The cost to use the park is only $2 per person a day and well worth it. If you are one of those parents that is tired of cringing everytime your child almost gets run over by a biker at a skate park, then this is the park for you! There are mandatory pads and helmet rules, so make sure you bring them in tote or you won’t be allowed on the tracks. This park also offers a tot play area, basketball court, picnic area, and concessions. If you ask me this is the place to be, and as a mom it’s my top pick!! The park is located at: 1775 Creekside Dr. in Folsom.
Another local favorite is the Rusch Skate Park in Citrus Heights. Its smooth concrete layout allows for good lines and fast speed. The bowls range from 4-5′ deep, so if you have little skateboarders its good for that fear of a tall drop in. My boys also enjoy this park (when there aren’t bikes rolling around) and it is on the top of their list for skate parks in our area. As far as a mother’s perspective the park is often quit crowded, as it is a local fav, and there are often kids on bikes that make it hard and dangerous for skaters using the park. But, if you go during a lull in the park traffic, usually between school hours, and early weekend mornings, it is a good skatepark to take your kids. It’s located at: Rusch Park, 7355 Antelope Rd.
So, there you have it! Our top local picks for skateparks in the sacramento area. If you wish to find out more information or directions to these skate parks please follow the links listed for each park. I hope that you find a skate park that is to your liking and will be at the top of your list too! Remember if you skate safe…..you stay safe! Wear your pads and helmets and protect your most valuable asset…..YOU!