PLACES: Dave Olseth Memorial Skatepark

By Beacon Staff

Whether you’re just learning or an expert, the Dave Olseth Memorial Skatepark in Whitefish is an excellent place to work the winter cobwebs off your skateboard.

The park has an impressive combination of features, including two pools, a burnside wall, down bars, flat bars, metal rails, down box, pyramid, cradle and stairs. It is located amidst open fields with Big Mountain in the background to the north.

Local skaters say they enjoy the larger walls and assortment of features the park offers. It’s also a great place to learn on a wide variety of obstacles. The friendly environment allows for all ages and abilities to practice and become accustomed to the speed and hum of wheels flying across the concrete.

The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to dusk. Helmets, kneepads and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Bicycles, scooter and any motorized vehicles are prohibited in the park.

For more information contact the Whitefish Skateboard Association at (406) 253-5365.

How to get there: From downtown Whitefish, turn east on Second Street East. At just under one mile, turn south on Armory Road. The skate park is on the north side of Armory Road, just past the Roy Huff Memorial Armory.

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