Okay, we know what you’re thinking – they say everything is bigger in Texas. Which makes sense for one of the biggest states in the Union.
But at GOSKATE, we’re taking a deeper look into the best skateparks in Texas, sourcing from real Texas skaters and our skate instructors and their students, to bring you not only the largest skateparks in terms of square feet but the best skateparks in terms of skatepark design, accessibility, skate obstacles, and landscaping.
While we’re sure you’re going to discover some amazing skateparks you’ve never heard of – we’ve also put together a beginners guide to skatepark etiquette and put some tips together for making friends at the skatepark to help further your skatepark experience.
We’re also on a mission to create the most comprehensive list of skateparks in skateboarding – so if your skatepark isn’t on this list, we invite you to contact email@example.com to find out how GOSKATE can help grow your local skate park community.
Without further ado and in no particular order, GOSKATE presents the 25 Best Skateparks in Texas.
It should basically be a rule of thumb that if your skatepark has a full pipe, it’s going to be one of the best skateparks in the state. North Houston Skatepark is that skatepark, with a 20-foot full pipe, twelve foot vert bowl, and a street section that looks something out of a skater’s dream. Multiple downhill stair sets, leading to hubbas, flat bars, banks, square rails, circle rails; whatever your favorite type of obstacle to skate is, North Houston skatepark has it. At nearly 80,000 square feet, I guess it’s true what they say, everything is bigger in Texas. It’s also open til 10pm!
For a town to have the word sky in its name, it must be a pretty place. Well, the same can be said for the Kasmiersky skatepark built in the piney woods of Kasmiersky Park. This 15,000 skatepark feels like you’re skating in the middle of a forest, with a great surrounding design of picnic benches and bbq areas. The design of the skatepark has elements that represent the historic lumber mill industry of Kasmiersky, with railroad hub bowls that flow into a train keyhole with lumberjack inspired metal detailing on the flat bars and rails. The park is also lit up till 11pm with 16 bright light poles, making this skatepark one of the most unique and desirable skateparks in the state. This skatepark simply looks amazing.
This 20,000 square foot skatepark is one of the most unique skateparks in the world – and here’s why. This skatepark includes features and themes from the city’s motto: “The Unique Dining Capital of Texas,” and includes obstacles such as a giant skateable spoon, a downrail in the shape of a dinner knife, two seperated dinner plate banks. That being said, there are still a ton of traditional skate obstacles at Roanoke, including flat bars, down ledges, bowls, euro-gaps and all types of banks for a great flow. Roanoke skatepark is truly one of the best skateparks in Texas and we highly recommend you checking it out.
Located right in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, House Park Plaza offers skaters a host of obstacles and skate terrain to shred. With a complex, yet flowy system of stairs, bowls, banks and rails, the skatepark offers locals everything they would yearn for in the streets. Known for its good cement, locals enjoy the unique combination of obstacles throughout the entire day, with the park hours being from 6:am to 10pm – making House Park Plaza one of the most skated and beloved skateparks in all of Texas. No trip to Austin Texas as a skateboarder would be complete without skating House Park Plaza. Highly, highly, recommended by our staff and students.
This 21,000 square foot skatepark is located in the city of Arlington Texas and was built with both street and transition skaters in mind. With a combination of colors for different sections of the skatepark, skaters are encouraged through the colors to find a flow in their section. For instance, the transition section lined with gold, takes you from one pocket of bowls to a series of banks, which you can shoot out into the red zone down a stair set and down rail into the blue section with more technical skate obstacles. The park is also not a far drive from the Dallas or Fort Worth area but without lights, make sure you get there with plenty of daylight left to enjoy this colorful skatepark.
Waco Texas hasn’t always gotten the best rep in history books, luckily local skaters are representing the city and skateboarding well at this rad skatepark built in 2015. With a mix of street and transition obstacles, the curved manual pads lead you right into down rails, stairs, and through a hump or two before hitting some really cool banks. With pockets of pool coping, a horseshoe bowl, and a host of other transition obstacles outlining the park, skaters can enjoy a great pump-at-your-own will type of flow, hitting all edges of the park in one run.
The Ruben Pier Memorial Skatepark, formerly known as Odessa Skatepark, continues the Texas tradition of incorporating city themes into skatepark design. The design of this skatepark incorporates one of Texas’ most prevalent industries, with an oil pump jack theme. The park is made up of a little bit of everything and is suitable for all skill levels of skaters. There’s a transition section with a large bowl with different depth, floating banks surrounding manual pads, flat bars, ledges, stairs and handrails. While the lights are on nightly till 10:00pm, the only con about this skatepark is the surrounding dirt can sometimes make your board quite dirty. Either way, this skatepark being so friendly to varying skill levels, we suggest checking it out when you’re in Texas.
Uvalde Skatepark might be one of the smaller skateparks on this list, at only 5,000 square feet. But skateboarders know, it’s not always about the size of the skatepark that makes it great. Uvalde is one of those parks where its unique design and obstacles turn out unique skaters, and as a breadth of fresh air from some of the bigger parks in the area, Uvalde is a haven away from crowds. The park is also pleasantly surrounded by grass and is known for its cement quality. With a unique star design the flow is liked by advanced and beginner skaters alike.
Jaws skatepark might sound like an intimidating skatepark based on its name. But this skatepark is actually known as one of the best skateparks for beginners in Texas if you go at the appropriate hours. It’s a big park and big parks can be really crowded when they fill up. But if you get there nice and early its open design is great for beginners to skate long breaking banks. And if you’re experienced, there’s tons of bowls, boxes and rails for you to expand your skate tricks. It also seems like every edge of the skatepark, even the seating is lined with coping. Making this skatepark feel street. Highly, recommended by our GOSKATE staff and students.
For a skatepark to only come out a year ago and make it on this list, means it must really be one of the best. The South Padre Island Skatepark made its grand opening in 2021 and features bowl, transition, and street obstacles with ledges, manual pads, flat bars, banks, hips, quarter pipes and flatground areas for local skaters to enjoy. It’s not the biggest skatepark in Texas but it’s quickly making a name for itself for one of the most enjoyable skateparks of all skill levels in the Lone Star State.
A skatepark that has its own skateshop? Yeah, that’s going to be a pretty rad skatepark. The Point Skatepark has an incredible wooden bowl alongside a fully functioning skateshop. Host to events and contests, this indoor skatepark is more than just a place for Lone Star skaters to avoid crazy weather, but a community hub where skate culture thrives. It’s not only a place we recommend you skate but somewhere to support by buying a tshirt.
For some skateparks, having a unique design can sometimes be a turn off. Not for Palo Alto Park located in the San Antonio area. With hard cement capable of withstanding Texas weather, long ledges and long rails covered by banks and stairs, this skatepark is a solid choice for creative skaters. While the design can seem advanced for beginners, there is still plenty of flat ground and chill ramps to ease you into the session. Definitely a must skate when in Texas.
One thing that is really great about a big state like Texas, is the sheer amount of skateparks peppered into one general area. So the greater San Antonio area offers a host of awesome skateparks just liek Medina Base skatepark. This outdoor park gives locals a true feeling of freedom, with no gates in sight and an open design perfect for flow. The locals are also known to have a thriving local skate scene, supported by some of the local skate shops in the area. Our skate instructors in Texas have told us all about this little gem – soon to be the best kept secret that isn’t so secret anymore.
Martinez Skatepark keeps the wheels on the ground in the greater San Antonio Area, as one of the many parks in the region that give this part of the state such a palpable skate scene. While it might not be the newest park with the biggest bowls, it does feature many of the obstacles every skater wants at their skatepark. Rails, ledges, stairs, ramps, banks, all of the things you need to become the best skate possible. This skatepark is also considered more beginner friendly than most skateparks on this list and we encourage you to book a skate instructor for Martinez Skatepark in San Antonio, Texas.
A skatepark representing its state with having its name in the title, must be some pretty big boots to fill. But this 8,000 foot skatepark is actually one of the smaller ones on this list. But it’s on this list because it has one of the most fun skatepark designs we have ever seen. With seemingly not a single square foot of wasted space, the park flows over A frames, onto manual pads and over fun boxes and lipped stairs for a bank to bank skatepark bull of flow. Whoever designed this skatepark had generations of skateboarding in mind, with a little something for everyone no matter your skill or style. This park, Texas City Skatepark, definitely represents well for the Lone Star State, yeehaw!
Watauga Skatepark is one of the skateparks on this list that is a true skate plaza. More like something you would find in Los Angeles, this skatepark has a complex system of street obstacles, with a keen placement of transitions and quarter pipes to shoot you from one obstacle to the next. Ledges, manual pads, flat bars, pyramids and lots of flatground, make this skatepark heaven for a street skater looking to capture that street skate feel. However, don’t let the street obstacles think only one type of skater can hit this park. Take a look for yourself and see this skatepark is one of the most robust in Texas with plenty to offer for your skill and style level.
For decades city planners have placed skateparks under bridges and freeways to be out of sight and out of mind. But over the last half decade some of the best skateparks are now built beneath underpasses. Bluebonnet skatepark is an 8,500 square foot skatepark with contemporary street and transition obstacles. The overpass shields skaters from the Texas heat and cleverly the coping of the ledges, pools and bowls is painted blue in honor of the park name. This park is a great hideaway spot for all skaters to enjoy. Might lack flat ground for beginner skaters but intermediate to advanced will love this park.
While there are a ton of creatively named skateparks on this list, don’t get confused by the simple name of Beautiful Mountain Skatepark. This 10,000 square foot skatepark located in the city of Beaumont, was built upon the remains of a sanctioned skate spot. For years, “the hobo 6” as it was called, was a famous six stair and surrounding skate spot inhabited by skaters. The city decided to show them their support, after all, a place named after transients benefited from the natural policing force of local skaters. In 2013, the skate park was built and the city hasn’t looked back since. A beautiful skatepark with steep banks, A frames, handrails, stairs and blocks, this skatepark is truly one of the raddest skateparks in Texas. Built for skaters and by skaters, Beautiful Mountain has a great view for skateboarding.
Mckinney Skatepark is also known as the Gabe Nesbitt Skatepark and continues the tradition of everything being bigger in Texas. At a massive 30,000 square feet, this skatepark has a skateable art structure at its entrance with a replica swimming pool with a skim box, pool coping, and tiled shallow and deep end. There’s a skate ditch and a cotton bowl dedicated to the city’s history of cotton farming, between the transition and street section – which is huge. With every obstacle a skater can desire to skate, including ledges, manny pads, stairs, rails, gaps, and transition, Mckinney skatepark is a must stop for all skill levels when in the Lone Star State.
Granbury skatepark might be one of the smallest skateboard parks on this list at only 6,000 square feet, but it’s also one of the most unique. With a special triangle layout designed to keep skaters able to hit one section of the park and then the next without getting in anyone’s way – the layout invites you to hit some radically placed manual pads and ledges, into floating over manual pads and down handrails. There is also a nice transition and bowl section, so there’s plenty for skaters to choose from to hone their skills. The cement and park integrity are also top of the line and is still one of the newer parks on this Texas list.
Michael Thomas Raetzsch Skatepark or otherwise known as MTR by the local skaters, is a 12,000 square foot skatepark located in Seguin, near San Antonio Texas. This skatepark is also another skate plaza style skatepark, meant to satisfy some of the street cravings of local skaters. With a spread out design, lots of trees and grass, this skatepark has a ton to offer skaters from all skill levels. Known for its flat bars, manual pads, ledges and hubbas, the MTR skatepark is a great skatepark servicing the local area since 2015. It also is known for having excellent lighting for night sessions, making this skatepark a serviceable local park for skaters in the San Antonio area.
If you took a look at some of the skateparks on this list, without knowing they’re in Texas, you wouldn’t be able to tell. That’s not exactly true for the Chisholm Trail Skatepark, whose open layout and dusty trail vibes put you right in the heart of an old cowboy movie. While the surrounding area might be timeless, the park design and obstacles are nothing short of cutting edge. With a three layer bowl and a variety of street inspired obstacles like a pump wave, hubbas, ledges, volcano, quarter pipes, and manual pads, wait did we mention the pool has pool coping? This skatepark feels like an oasis while crossing the western desert, and indeed, many skateboarders have visited these parts to shred the gnar.
Northeast Community Skatepark, otherwise known as Frisco to local skaters, earns the crown of second largest skatepark in the entire Lone Star State. That’s right, a whopping 47,000 square feet of everything your skater heart can desire. From a snake run, to a full pipe, insane levels of transition and vert skating, spines and unique pocket bowls will have you blasting through the entire park. The ledges are made of granite, with perfectly placed manual pads, pyramids, A frames and rails for your heart’s desires. Honestly, if there was one skatepark on this list we’d recommend, it might very well be the Northeast Community Skatepark. We just have one question… Why do they call it Frisco?
The first thing as a skater you should know about the Carpenter Skatepark in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, is this skatepark is home to one of the largest bowl complexes in the State of Texas. The shallow end with steel camping, stretches deep to two plus waterfalls of mainstream tombstones with multiple extensions. This skatepark is fresh out of the oven (2018) and includes various street obstacles inspired by the plaza designs of all modern skateparks. This includes every type of rail, ledge, manual pads, and stair set you can think of, with an open floor layout with little to no surrounding gate. The park is also surrounded by grass instead of dust, which is a nice touch for skaters who are looking to keep their board and bearings clean. Open to 11pm, this park also has lights just like the surrounding baseball and soccer fields – something you don’t even see too often in a state like California.