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Park Rules:

  • Know your abilities and skate at your own risk.
  • Sections of the park are marked as beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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- intermediate -

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  • Children should have parental supervision.
  • Users are required to wear protective helmets (Ord. No. 122-2002 and 124-2002)
  • Only skateboards, in-line skates and bicycles allowed in fenced skate areas. Damage, graffiti or vandalism may result in temporary closure of the park.
  • No smoking, eating or drinking inside fenced skate areas.
  • No alcohol or drugs permitted.
  • Weather conditions such as rain, snow or ice can affect ramps and surface conditions.
  • No items such as benches, tables, or other objects may be used as ramps.
  • Do not proceed in an area until clear of other users.
  • Spectators must remain outside fenced skate area
  • KRS KY 411.190:KY State Recreational Users Statute Applies.
  • Report maintenance concerns to CityCALL 574-3333. For emergencies, call 911.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the Louisville Extreme Park. If your question isn't answered here, call Metro Parks at 502/456-8100 or e-mail Directions are available [here].

Are helmets required?

Yes. A local ordinance requires participants of all ages to wear helmets while using the skatepark. A helmet, worn properly, can reduce the chance of serious head injury by up to 88 percent. For maximum protection, you may want to also consider the use of knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. There are several nearby shops catering to park users if you arrive at the park without safety gear.

What age restrictions are in place?

There are no age restrictions at the skatepark, although parents are strongly encouraged to supervise their minor children to ensure their safety. The park is unstaffed, and is used at your own risk. Small children should never be left unattended in any park.

When does the Louisville Extreme Park close?

The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please don't attempt to clear ice or snow from the bowls, as you may inadvertently damage the concrete surface. The park may also close unexpectedly if Metro Parks needs to remove graffiti or repair vandalism. You can help prevent this by calling the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502/574-7111 if you see vandalism in progress. To report vandalism that has already taken place, so that it can be repaired, call MetroCall at 311 or 502/574-5000.

What can I do if I need emergency assistance while using the park?

An emergency call box is located on a light post between the wooden vert ramp and the intermediate skill area. Press the button to summon assistance. If you have a cell phone, you can also call 911 for emergency service.

How do I schedule a demo or other event at the Louisville Extreme Park?

You must have a permit to hold an event in any local park. At least one month before your proposed event, contact the Metro Parks Special Events office at 502/368-5865 or click here. Metro Parks will provide a guide to hosting successful events at the Extreme Park. (Large events may require more than one month's lead time.)

Can my band play at the Louisville Extreme Park?

The Louisville Extreme Park was not designed to host concerts; we are unable to issue permits for musical performances.

What hotels are near the Louisville Extreme Park?

The park is just east of downtown Louisville, where many hotels can be found. For assistance in locating accommodations, contact the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-626-5646 or

How can I sell merchandise at the Louisville Extreme Park?

Commercial transactions are not permitted at the skatepark.

What's the status of the park's second phase?

Approximately $3 million in public funding has been spent on the park's outdoor features and restrooms, and the park is considered one of the world's best public skateparks. A second phase, featuring a 20,000 square foot indoor facility for skateboarders, bicyclists and in-line skaters remains part of the park's master plan, although it will likely require private funding.

I'm from another city, and I'd like to encourage my city's leaders to build
a skatepark. Can you help me convince them?

Metro Parks cannot speak to the appropriateness of a park like the Louisville Extreme Park in another city, but we'd be happy to answer your questions about our experience. Contact our Public Information Office at 502/456-3253 or e-mail You can also find useful information about organizing support for public skateparks through the Skatepark Association of the United States of America or Skaters for Public Skateparks.