Places: Woodland Skate Park

By Beacon Staff

If the skateboard, incline skates or BMX bike has been sitting in the corner all winter, it’s time to shake off the dust at Woodland Skate Park.

With much of downtown Kalispell off limits to skateboarding, the park provides a safe haven for board enthusiasts and a “way of life – eat, sleep, skate,” according to Mac Marler, who frequents the park.

The park features a large bowl with various hips and a smaller bowl. The deepest section is nine feet.

Beginners should be wary of how crowded the area can get, but the atmosphere is welcoming to anyone willing to learn. The mini ramp on the north end of the park provides an easier place for beginners to practice.

There are a few street features, including rails, but not quite enough to fully satisfy many of the habitual park attendants.

Hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset, with designated hours for open skate and BMX. Helmets and bike peg covers are required. Bikes, skateboards and incline skates are allowed.

How to get there:
From downtown Kalispell, go east on Second Street East. Continue on Second Street East through the intersection with Woodland Avenue. Turn north on Woodland Park Drive and the skate park is on the left.

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