Interested in skate boarding, blading or roller skating but have no place to go?
Check out one of HPARD's skateparks. Currently, the department operates 5 above ground skateparks and the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark, the first world-class, in-ground skatepark in our region.
Skatepark Rules & Regulations
These rules are applicable to all Houston Parks & Recreation Department Skateparks whether In-Ground or Above Ground
These rules and requirements must be followed to use the Skatepark: they are to help assure that skateboarders and rollerbladers of all ability levels have a safe and positive experience:
TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75, CIVIL PRACTIVE AND REMEDIES CODE) LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF A GOVERNMENTAL UNIT FOR DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY FROM HOCKEY, IN-LINE HOCKEY. SKATING, IN-LINE SKATING,
ROLLER-SKATING, SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER-BLADING, PAINTBALL USE, OR SOAP BOX DERBY USE ON PREMISES THAT THE GOVERNMENTAL UNIT OWNS, OPERATES, OR MAINTAINS FOR THAT PURPOSE
- Skateboards and In-Line Skates Only.
- Know your abilities and use the facility at your own risk. Exercise common sense and general courtesy to others. Be alert. Flying objects and bodies are not uncommon. Spectators should watch from the spectator area or outside the fence for safety.
- All skaters are required to wear helmets. It is strongly recommended that skaters also wear protective equipment including, but not limited to, shoes, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards.
- Bicycles, BMX, scooters, razors and motorized vehicles are prohibited in the Skatepark.
- Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult.
- Indecent, abusive language or any activity which creates a public nuisance is prohibited.
- The skatepark is closed during wet conditions.
- No food, drink or refreshment is allowed on skating surface.
- Help keep your skatepark clean by using the trash cans.
- Graffiti or defacement of this facility is prohibited.
- Personal ramps are prohibited.
- Use of wax is prohibited.
- Use of any tobacco products is prohibited.
- Alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.
- Glass containers are prohibited.
- Solicitation of fees or donations is prohibited without prior approval of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).
- Animals are prohibited.
- No Skating on Non-Skate Equipment
- All skaters, spectators and patrons must follow HPARD staff directions.
Rule violators will be asked to leave the Skatepark.
Refusal to leave may result in charges for trespass.
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will not only put Houston on the map as one of the nations best venues for this fast-growing, dynamic sport it will also provide a great place for skaters to work on their kick flip, ollie, fakie big spin... or simply learn to stay balanced!
Above Ground Skateparks
Cliff Tuttle Skatepark
Cliff Tuttle Park
HPARD's newest addition to the city's skateparks opened on Friday, January 18, 2008. It was named the Joe and Theresa Padilla Skatepark on September 5, 2008, honoring the Padillas for their years as neighborhood boosters. Boasting such features as quarter pipes, bank ramps, grind boxes, and stairs and rails, the facility at Cliff Tuttle Park is designed to give the skater a world-class workout on an exciting series of challenges.
Dylan Duncan Skatepark
Dylan Duncan Skatepark
The Dylan Duncan Skatepark, originally named the Kingwood Skatepark, was the very first public skatepark built by the City of Houston. It was dedicated on May 21, 2004. It was renamed the Dylan Duncan Skatepark in December of 2006. The 5402 square foot facility measures 73' x 74'. Components include: a mini half pipe with 90' hip, skate benches, a kinked round grind rail, a kicker ramp, skate tables, a bank to stair with rail, shade structures with benches, drinking fountain and a bike rack in the shape of a skateboarder.
Eastwood Skatepark was dedicated on May 21, 2005.
Watonga Skatepark was completed on July 25, 2005.
Clinton Skatepark was completed on September 14, 2005.