Skate Parks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

There's no better place for kids shred bowls, grind rails and practice skateboarding skills. Discover top-notch skate parks in metro Detroit and beyond.

Skate parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Are you or your child looking for a spot to show off your sick skateboarding skills? Skate parks are surging in popularity, and there’s no better place to shred, flip, grind and ride than at the top-notch skate parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

These parks are designed specifically with skaters in mind and feature all kinds of daring obstacles like bowls, ramps, grind rails and half pipes. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the risks that come with skating on the sidewalk or a local parking lot.

Of course, skate parks aren’t just for skateboarders. People who enjoy inline or roller skating, scooter riding or BMX sports are also typically welcome– though some locations are only open to these activities during specific times.

Not sure where the one nearest you is? Check out this list of skate parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to find one – and read up on the park’s offerings and requirements.

Then grab your safety gear and head out for a day of skateboarding action.

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Note: Some parks have restrictions on activities or safety requirements. We’ve done our best to include this information with each listing, but it’s always safest to call ahead with questions. Also, some parks close during inclement weather.

Ann Arbor Skate Park

  • Address: 350 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6230
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Cost: Free

Skaters can push it to the limit and test gravity on this 30,000-square-foot park’s kidney pool, snake run, clover and flow bowls and more. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Safety gear is strongly recommended. No bikes allowed.

Armada Board and Bike Skatepark 

  • Address: 75250 N. Ave., Armada
  • Phone: 586-784-5200
  • Hours: Dawn-dusk April-Sept.
  • Cost: Free

The students of Armada High School organized to bring local skaters this park, which features bowls and ramps for boarders and bikers.

Auburn Hills Skate Park 

  • Address: 202 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9400
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk April-November, closed December-March
  • Cost: Free

Built for skateboards, inline skates and BMX bikes, this skate park is open to the public – whether you’re a beginning skater or advanced rider. The park is unsupervised, so the use of protective gear such as helmets and pads is highly recommended.

Bedford Skate Park 

  • Address: Parmelee Park, off Summerfield Road at the end of Door St., Bedford
  • Phone: 734-847-6791
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Free

Kids can challenge their skills on ramps and more at this community park.

Birmingham Skate Park 

  • Address: 2300 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1700
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight
  • Cost: Free

This local park was designed by local skaters and offers ramps, pipes and grinding rails for skateboarders of all experience levels.

Clawson Skate Park 

  • Address: 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson
  • Phone: 248-589-0334
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. April-November, closed December-March
  • Cost: Free

Skateboarders and inline skaters are welcome to test their nerve at this local park. Helmets and protective gear strongly recommended.

Concrete Jungle Skate Park in Westland 

  • Address: 36651 Ford Road, Westland (behind Westland City Hall)
  • Phone: 734-722-7620
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
  • Cost: Call for details

This outdoor park is 17,000 square feet of rock-solid concrete for skaters to grind, ride and glide. Offers three bowls, a large half pipe, one large ramp, one fun box and a 10-stair ramp with a handrail.

Drake Sports Park Skate Park

  • Address: Drake Road between 14 Mile and Maple roads, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-a half hour before dusk
  • Cost: Free

Skateboarders and inline skaters are welcome to test their skill at this park, which offers ramps, a half pipe, rails and other amenities.

Eastpointe Skate Park 

  • Address: At Hauss Avenue in Kennedy Park, Eastpointe
  • Phone: 586-445-5480
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Free

Features a rare half bowl, picnic tables, grind rails, ramps and more.

Ferndale Skate Park 

  • Address: 1198 Earle Blvd., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-546-2525
  • Hours: Expected to open in late summer 2019; call for details
  • Cost: Free

In mid-2018, the city of Ferndale was granted funds from the Tony Hawk Foundation to open a skate park in Geary Park. This park is being designed and built by Evergreen Stateparks and is set to open late summer 2019. Check back for details.

Landslide Skate Park

  • Address: 44621 Morley Drive, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-469-1170
  • Hours: 1-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 .m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Call for details

Kids and grown-ups into BMX, aggressive scooter, skateboarding and skating take on ramps, half pipes, grind rails and more at this park.

Livonia Community Recreation Center Skate Park 

  • Address: 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2410
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Call for details

This 14,000-square-foot park is open to the public and features a launching ramp, half pipe, fun box, kinked grind rail and more. Kids 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Helmets are required. No bikes allowed.

Melvindale Skate Park

  • Address: In front of Allendale Elementary, 3201 Oakwood, Melvindale
  • Hours: Dawn-dusk daily
  • Cost: Free

This small local park offers grind rails, ramps and stairs for skaters to tackle. Boards, inline and roller skates welcome.

Modern Skate and Surf Park

  • Address: 1500 N. Stephenson Highway, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-546-7275
  • Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday, noon-11:30 p.m. Wednesday, noon-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Varies; call for details

From skating to biking and skateboarding, you can roll out in style with your family and friends. This skateboard spot also offers private lessons for those who are still brushing up on their skills. Helmets are required. Protective gear is available for rent. You must fill out a waiver to use the park.

Prospect Park DIY Skate Park

  • Address: 550 Prospect, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-483-1100
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

The city’s oldest park offers a skatepark full of wooden DIY ramps and other obstacles for boarders to take on.

Ride It Sculpture Park 

  • Address: Along the Davison Expressway in Detroit
  • Hours: Dawn-dusk daily
  • Cost: Free

The community skate park is made up of four vacant commercial lots that combine public art and greenspace.

Riley Skate Park

  • Address: 35500 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-473-1800
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Cost: Free

Concocted by several skate park designers, this 29,000-square-foot community park is a hotspot for skateboarders and inline skaters of all skill levels to enjoy.

Sterling Heights Skate Park 

  • Address: 40111 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-446-2700
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. April-Sept., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. October-March
  • Cost: Free

This park is designed for use by skateboarders, BMX bikers, scooters and inline skaters of all skill level. It is a winner of the Michigan Concrete Association’s Award of Excellence in the special innovative category. Find it between the courthouse and the library.

The Wig DIY Skatepark 

  • 3550 John C. Lodge Service Drive, Detroit
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk
  • Cost: Free

This spot was a labor of love created by community members in collaboration with Community Push. Find DIY ramps, rails and more to enjoy. Watch out for sudden closure and movement of this park as it’s not permanent, though someday hopes to be.

Tiseo Skate Park 

  • Address: 32701 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Hours: Dawn-dusk daily
  • Cost: Free

This park offers ramps and rails to everyone from skateboarders to roller derby players.

Transitions Skatepark 

  • Address: 5616 Van Born Court, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-295-3935
  • Hours: 3-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: $6/members, $12/nonmembers

This spot boasts being metro Detroit’s oldest indoor skate park and features 14,000 square feet of ramps, bowls and other challenges for skateboards, bikes, scooters and roller blades. Helmets required. All guests must sign a waiver before using the park.

Troy Skate Park 

  • Address: 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3484
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Free

This 10,000-square-foot outdoor site is comprised of 26 ramps, wedges, rails and grind boxes. Skateboards, inline skates and bikes are all welcome. Safety gear is highly recommended.

Val Jones Skate Park in Huntington Woods 

  • Address: 11 Mile Road east of Coolidge Highway, Huntington Woods
  • Phone: 248-541-3030
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Free

This park features a huge bowl with channel roll-in and grinding bars.

Woodall Skate Park 

  • Address: On River Bends Drive, east of Ryan between 22 Mile and Auburn roads, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-0300
  • Hours: Skaters: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; BMXers: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Open to the public, visitors here can use skateboards, BMX bikes and inline skates in the park, which comes complete with jumps and rails. Safety gear is required. There is no skating or skateboarding on BMX bike days. Kids ages 10 and under get special skating time from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on skate days.

Wyandotte Skate Park 

  • Address: Memorial Park, 20th and Grove streets, Wyandotte
  • Phone: 734-324-4500
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk daily
  • Cost: Free

Bring your skateboards, roller blades or bike and develop your skill at this public skate park. Proper safety gear highly recommended.

Do you know of any skate parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor we missed on our list our area? Tell us about them in the comments and we could add them.

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