The Historic Fourth Ward Park provides 17 acres of green space for the public of Atlanta to enjoy. Within this area is a 15,000 square foot skatepark facility. When it opened in June 2011 this was Atlanta's first public skatepark and received funding from legendary skater Tony Hawk's foundation. Given its large size and the variety of bowls, curbs and mounds here the skatepark has proven popular with the local skating community for kids & teens. Elsewhere in the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy there is a multi-use athletic track and a fun, modern playground for kids. So there is plenty for active people of all ages to do aside from skating at this great Atlanta park.
Things to Do
- There is something for every level of skater at this skatepark. One of the special things during its construction process was that the local skate community was heavily involved in planning its design. As a result the park was made with all standards in mind. So the skatepark is simultaneously welcoming to those who want to learn the sport's techniques as well as challenging to skate veterans.
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Insider Tips
- The Eastside Trail is a multi-use pathway built in an old railway corridor which runs alongside the Skatepark. It connects various parts of the Atlanta Beltline system of parks and green spaces. This ease of connection means you can enjoy a trip to the Skatepark in tandem with a visit to Piedmont Park or DeKalb Avenue.
- Restrooms are provided in the green building between the skate area and the playground.
- You can find parking in striped spaces in the streets that surround the Historic Fourth Ward Park.