The 2012 Best Skate Park winner when it was still brand-new, Arvada Skate Park remains a must-do for serious skateboarders, skaters and cyclists as well as those just starting out, because it's been well maintained and features a fabulous flow. During the week, skaters drop in throughout the day to practice and try new moves without much fanfare. On the weekends, though, the crowds gather to watch the highly skilled strut their stuff on the big and small bowls, the deep and windy snake run, the series of handrails and stair sets, and lots of ledges. At more than 40,000 square feet, Arvada's park is the third-largest in the country, which means there's plenty of room to work through your tricks, and the fact that it's open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m. means more time to play.
Readers' Choice: Arvada Skate Park