A skatepark is a fun place. It’s purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, scooter, BMX and aggressive inline skating. We all know that however it is still complicated to list all elements that make up a skatepark and to put a name in front of each element. Indeed, each one can have its own definition. That’s why the RMP team has created this list of skatepark elements with visuals. If you want some fun fact you will learn that the first skatepark in the world, Surf City, opened for business in Tucson, Arizona on September 3, 1965 (wikipedia article here). By the way, we count on you if some elements are missing :). You can find here the FR version.

Bank

Flat launch ramp

Bumps

Different from a volcano which has a flat part

Cradle

Half sphere, usually in a bowl

Curbs

An horizontal element to grind

Set of bumps

Set of bumps (2 or more)

Flat area

Fairly large flat area

Bowls

Empty swimming pool

Bench

Bench to sit on and grind

Full pipe

Complete tube element

Funbox

Banks, flats, rails, ledges

Gap

Gap between two elements which can be different

Handrail

High rail (usually at the hip)

Little launcher

Small, low thrower for jumping

Hubba

Angled ledge that usually runs down a set of stairs

Jersey barrier

Safety module, atypical shape

Manual pad

Very low flat area to do manuals

Mega ramp

Large ramp with a vertical section (4M)

Mini ramp

Medium size ramp (1.5-2.2M)

Micro ramp

Very small ramp to start (1-1.2M)

Quarter

Single transition ramp (very common on skateparks)

Hips

Any two transitions that meet to create a corner.

Roll-in

Rolling quarter (no coping)

Step-up

Cool element for jumps

Snake

Extended snake bowl

Polejam

Short inclined rail emerging from the ground

Flat rail

It's a flat grind bar

Volcano

Cylindrical cone (flat top)

Pyramid

Four-sided ramp with a flat section at the peak

Ledges

Sloping curb (very common on skateparks)

Wall

Vertical wall

Table

Slight rise then identical fall

Rainbow

Element to jump for speed

Euro gap

Wedge ramp (flat section & a step up to the deck)

Stairs

Staircase steps to jump

Spine

2 quarters back-to-back.

Whoop

Bump

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