Skateboarders know: the Arcata Skatepark is a great spot to ride. If you’re not a skater, you’ll still love watching experienced riders hit the concrete and bust some big moves. The park has a nice eight-foot bowl that’s perfect for working on vertical moves. Two smaller bowls are connected by a snake run that lets you hit smaller air. Less experienced skaters will find that these little bowls and the surrounding ledges offer a chance to work up to the bigger one.
A small street course and a fun box beg you to try to connect some of your tricks and work up a little run of your own. At about 10,000 square ft. this park is neither too big nor too small, and is usually not terribly crowded. Better yet, there is no fee to use this public skatepark. So if you get the urge to shred, head to the Arcata Skatepark. You won’t be sorry.