Woodbury

Woodbury, MN – Ojibway Park – 2012/2019

Community Skatepark Project

  • Reed Smidt, Parks and Recreation Manager

  • Designer – Action Sports Designs (ASD)

  • Builder – Custom Builders, LLC. and California Skateparks

  • Would you recommend your designer/builder? Yes

  • Approx. Cost – $200,000

  • Year Completed – 2012, expanded in 2019

  • Email – reed.smidt@woodburymn.gov

Your Skatepark Amenities

  • Concrete – Primary Hard Surface of Facility

  • Restroom access

  • Drinking water source

  • Shade structure

  • Public seating, Resting area(s), Observation area

  • Bike Racks

  • Garbage/Recycle Bins

Is your community skatepark project a success and/or a good value for the cost of investment?

Yes, absolute success and very popular.

Has your community skatepark location/site workout well? Would you change or make suggestions on favorable site locations?

Location has worked out well.

Please provide skatepark user observations/estimates

  • Daily # users – 50 per day

  • Use Before12Noon – 20%

  • Use 12Noon-6PM – 20%

  • Use After 6PM – 60%

  • Male – 95%

  • Female – 5%

  • 12yrs & under – 30%

  • 13-19yrs old – 30%

  • 20yrs & over – 40%

  • Skateboard Use – 84%

  • BMX Bike Use – 1%

  • Scooter Use – 15%

  • RollerBlade/RollerSkate Use – 0

Briefly describe your skatepark facilities maintenance needs and estimated yearly costs?

Minimal maintenance, We invest about $5,000 every 6-8 years on maintenance items.

If your community were to redo or start over on your skatepark project, what would you do differently?

Add more progression for beginners to advanced riders. We are short on entry level features. Our park is more street style.

Does your municipality show a need and/or would you consider a larger or another skatepark facility?

Not at this time.

What have you experienced and observed as barriers to providing quality skateboard facilities?

Respondent skipped this question.

Any additional thoughts/ideas to help communities provide quality skateparks?

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