Skatepark of Baltimore - Phase II
We are often asked what is the difference between a Skate Spot and a Skate park, the answer is size. Below is a brief description of the different categories of Skateparks.
These Skateparks range from 1,500 to 4,000 sq. ft. and are catered to that particular client's needs.
- Backyard Skate Spot
- Skate-able Pools
This is the smallest skate-able space possible. A single structure that uses the existing site, incorporating into larger park infrastructures.
These small parks (typical 500 - 4,500 sq. ft. ) offer the ease of design and engineering while providing an area for local users to practice.
- Commonly used in conjunction with a larger skate-park, to better serve the local users
- Designed to be site specific
- Incorporation of local skate-able elements
- Use of local materials
- Quality over quantity
- Limited funding solutions
Skate spots offer a refined and creative approach to small skateparks that appeal to both skateboarders and non-skateboards alike.
Smaller sites (5,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. - equivalent of a set of tennis courts) distributed around the city to provide recreational opportunities for beginners and intermediate skill level users in the neighborhoods.
Large sites (10,000 - 20,000 sq. ft. ) which will accommodate all skill levels and more users at any given time. These sites would provide more amenities (restrooms, on-site parking, spectator areas, etc.), as they will serve more as a destination than the neighborhood park.
A single large facility (20,000 sq. ft.) that will accommodate many users at once, it could be lighted and possibly serve as a venue for competitions. Regional Parks should be centrally located and will become destination points for skaters and BMX riders throughout the nation.