The City of Dublin, Ohio’s skatepark was a well-used facility since day one, so when the City’s plans to expand Coffman Park ran right through the skatepark footprint, two priorities became clear. First, was finding a new location. Second, was learning from the original skatepark design’s mistakes and capitalizing on the opportunity for a fresh start.
While the original skatepark served the community well for many years, flawed design and awkward geometry limited its potential. Like many early generation skateparks, the space also focused too heavily on transition-style terrain and offered scarce opportunities for street-style skateboarding.
The input sessions we hosted with local skateboarders confirmed our initial assessments and paved the way for a modern skatepark design with well-balanced terrain. Despite unique drainage conditions preventing below-grade terrain, we were able to create a flowing above-grade transition section that leads into a thoughtfully spaced street section. The 14,000 square foot skatepark also features a sculptural wave feature that goes over-vert and is guaranteed to become an iconic photo backdrop.
The skatepark build is already underway and expected to wrap up by early November. Stay tuned for construction updates!