Best Skate Parks In Metro Detroit

December 5, 2011 11:30 AM

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Looking for a place to skate without getting hassled by the police or property owners? Maybe you’re a parent searching for a safe place for your kids to skate or rollerblade. Scope out our list of the best skate parks in the Metro Detroit area. Get full details on the rates by checking the websites. Some of the pay to skate places offer membership discounts. Oh yeah! One more thing … don’t forget your helmet!
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Riley Skate Park

35750 W 8 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 473-1805
Free Admission

With 29,000 square feet of concrete, this park has a ton of great features including a capsule and a clamshell overhang. Beginners or skaters looking to learn more can participate in a 5 day skate camp! Check the site for dates. Fans say it’s one of the best bowls in the state. The park is free, but come early because it fills up quick. No BMX Bikes allowed. Open year round.

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Oakland Vert Skate Park

6010 Wall St
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 979-5662
Day session – $25

This indoor park is a solid choice for somebody who wants to learn to skate. They have lessons with knowledgeable trainers. Skate on a variety of ramps, rails and obstacles from the tame to very advanced. Helmets are required! No BMX.

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Landslide Skate Park

44621 Morley Dr
Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-1170
Day session – $20

About 10 years ago Raymond Guisgand opened his indoor skate park on Morley Drive in Clinton Twp. Striving to keep a positive spin on the skateboard industry and culture , Landslide provides a family friendly environment with guidance from experienced staff. You can often find promotions on the website for bringing in good grades or a Church bulletin for discounted sessions.

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Modern Skate Park

1500 N Stephenson Hwy
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 546-7275
Weekend day session – $25

This indoor park is huge! It includes a nice sized bowl and impressive street course. They host events all year round. Skaters younger than 18 years old must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Rent the entire park for 2 hours after 9:30, Sun. – Thurs. for about $450 bucks. How cool would that birthday party be!?

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Transitions Ramp Park

5618 Van Born Ct
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
(313) 299-9205
Skate all day – $12

Check out this 14,000 square foot indoor park! They have an 11 foot vert wall and loads of other ramps. Rent the entire park for $120 for three hours (up to ten people). BMX are allowed! As with most of the pay parks, a waiver is required for minors.

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Zero Gravity Skate Park

1585 Crescent Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 673-7177

The 17,000 square foot indoor skate floor was designed and built by ESPN X Games crew including Azikiwee Anderson, Brian Pino and Mike Broadhead and features a 10 foot quarter pipe and more than 13 ledges and hand rails. A day session will run you $10. Helmet rule is strictly enforced!

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Meijer Park

333 Orndorf Dr.
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 225-8096
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Day session – $5

Behind Meijer in Brighton you’ll find this staff supervised outdoor park. It features an inline hockey rink, asphalt trail, skateboard challenge section and a pavilion. Available for private rentals. Open from April 1 through October 29. Bikes are allowed every Sunday. Forgot your helmet at home? No biggie! They have free helmet rentals. Call before heading out since the staff may not open the park if the weather is so-so or if the turnout is low.

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Memorial Park Skateboard Park

13 Mile and Woodward, North of 13 Mile
Royal Oak

Hey, it’s free!

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  • Rachel Valentine

    After reading this article, I tried taking my son to Zero Gravity in Waterford, and it appears to be no longer in business!!!

    • JorgeMSU

      Hi Rachel,

      Sorry that you had some trouble with your visit to Zero Gravity. I called them today and they answered the phone right away. They are in business and open. Not sure what was going on when you went out there. Call (248) 673-7177 for their hours.

    • kevin

      it is in business i go there all the time. its inside WCA

  • Buster Maloof

    Hey, Thanks for putting this together. We at the Maloof Money Cup ( are always looking at new ideas from parks all over the country to add to the courses we make for our events. Great collection here.

  • Brandon Furgeson

    sucks how most parks are not bike friendly they say they are but then they are only open to them once or twice a week with horrible hours…

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