1. Burnside Skate Park, Portland, Oregon
This park is located under the Portland's Burnside Bridge, hence the name of this skater´s heaven. The location of the park allows the possibility to ride and stay dry as well, which is crucial considering the Pacific Northwest's wet weather. The park was built by skaters without the city´s approval. Once they have convinced the Portland´s authorities about the benefits of the park for the community, the Burnside skatepark was approved and continued to inspire the other communities to build similar skateparks. The park is often visited by some of the best skaters in the world who come here to perfect their skills and tricks.
2. Marseille Skate Park, Marseille, France
The city of Marseille without a doubt offers one of the best places for skaters. It is one of the best skateparks in Europe. The park has a variety of features and a very expansive layout with deep bowls, unique terrain, and many vert ramps. At first, this park may seem even scary, especially when you see how skilled riders navigate through the lines. However, welcoming locals of Marseille, as well as the area for less-experienced skaters, can help you adjust quickly.
3. Louisville Extreme Park, Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville Extreme Park is located near the Louisville Waterfront, and it is owned and operated by the city of Louisville. Most importantly this park is open 24 hours a day, and it is extremely attractive to skaters across the country because of its 24-foot full pipe. Also, the park offers a broad range of features for everyone such as additional vert ramps, a street-style area, and transition sections. Even though the park is used by inline skaters and bikers, this 40,000-square-foot area is generally large enough for everyone.
4. Skate Park Galit, Tel Aviv, Israel
Skate Park Galit is the first concrete skate park in Israel. It was built by a local skater with the help of landscape architects. It is located close to the Nokia Arena. Today it is the best skatepark in Israel and region with a large number of bowls, ramps, and street-skating section. The success of this park inspired others skaters around the country to construct several similar parks. However, this 20,000-square-foot Tel Aviv park remains one of the finest in the region.
5. Shaw Millennium Skate Park, Calgary, Canada
Calgary's Shaw Millennium Skate Park is run by recreation department of Calgary and sponsored by Canadian telecom giant Shaw Communications. The key element of this park is a towering full pipe, even though it offers many other features such as boasts rails, transitions, stairs, and bowls. The skate park´s vast area offers clean lines for skaters, as well as the section for beginners to practice. This park, in general, is more than a just skatepark, it is the recreation area with many activities and events. Every year Shaw Millennium hosts Calgary's famous ReggaeFest.
6. Skatehalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Skatehalle Berlin is surely one of the most impressive places to ride the skate in the world.It is located in the Berlin borough of Friedrichshain, and it is an indoor skate complex with 10-foot wall ride and the largest half pipe in Germany. It is equally fascinating for both beginners and professionals from all around the world who come to visit it. Skatehalle often hosts pro contests, and it is featured in many photo and video shoots. Besides its towering vert ramp, the park has a street course with many rails, stairs and other features and possibilities. Even though the skate park appears to be intimidating at first, its impressive design allows the possibility for inexperienced skaters to learn and practice their tricks. In addition, the park organizes regular workshops in German and English.
7. Venice Beach Skate Park, Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach Skate Park is situated on the edge of one of the most legendary beaches in America. However, its fantastic location is not the only thing this park can offer. Venice Beach with its multi-million-dollar-worth facility is righteously one of the best places for skaters around the world. The skate park covers the area of 16,000 square feet and offers fantastic features including two bowls, a snake run, and an extensive street course. This park also draws the attention of many famous skaters, which is particularly attractive to the spectators and visitors on the beach who are here most of the time to support impressive skills. Most importantly, this is the area which does not allow bikes which particularly important for all skaters.
8. FDR Skate Park, Philadelphia
FDR Skate Park is located near the Love Park where skaters previously practiced their tricks. However, the authorities were interested in keeping the other park visitors safer which resulted in the construction of one of the best skateparks in the USA and around the world. The city authorities decided to provide skaters with 16,000 square feet of space under an interstate highway bridge. Even though the first design of the skatepark was not as appealing as today, the skaters joined the design process and created a wide range of challenging features. Therefore, they made deeper bowls and higher ramps with a touch of street atmosphere – graffiti. FDR Skate Park hosted some major events in the past such as the Gravity Games skate competition in 2005.
9. Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park, San Jose, California
Venice Beach Skatepark is not the only one from California on this list. There is also Lake Cunningham, which is the skating centre of San Jose. This awesome area covers around 68,000 square feet which make it the largest skate park in California. Further, the park features the world's tallest full pipe. In addition, the park has one of the tallest vert walls as well as the largest cradles in the world. Lake Cunningham also offers numerous bowls and street features designed in a way that you can skate through different sections without losing your flow.
10. Black Pearl Skate Park, Grand Harbour, Cayman Islands
The Black Pearl with its area over 52,000 square feet, is one of the largest skate parks in the Western Hemisphere, and it is the second largest in the world. The park was officially open on April 23, 2005, by the world’s greatest professional vert skater Tony Hawk. This park offers many features, as well as courses for beginners, but also intermediate and expert skaters as well. The park provides various quarter pipes and half pipes, as well as rails, stairs, and bowls. Besides, the Black Pearl has several lines for each and every skill level. In the past, this park welcomed almost all of the pro skaters who have skated here at least once.