Riverside Skatepark

Located at Joe Straub Memorial Field

Originally built in 2002 in Exchange Park, Riverside Skatepark was destroyed during the flood of 2016. After 4 years of planning and fundraising the new $359,000 skatepark was constructed in a new location out of the floodway and can be found in the 200 block of Fairview Avenue at Joe Straub Memorial Field. Spohn Ranch of Los Angeles designed and built the new park with public input from stakeholders.  The new 8,500 sq. ft. concrete park is larger and more inclusive than the old wood structure. It is designed to accommodate sport wheelchairs and BMX bikes in addition to skateboards and roller blades.  Black Hawk County Gaming Association awarded a $150,000 grant for the project and the Otto Schoitz Foundation contributed a $100,000 grant. The CedarLoo Skatepark Association held fundraising events and contributed $2,000.  City of Waterloo Bond Funds paid for the remaining $107,000.

Maintenance or Safety Concerns

Please call 291-4370 with maintenance or safety concerns.

Riverside Skatepark Rules

This facility is unsupervised!  Any use is at your own risk.  Use may result in injury.

Safety Equipment is strongly recommended. The following safety equipment should be worn at all times to help provide suitable protection in the event of falls or collisions: helmet, kneepads, wrist guard and elbow pads.

  • No glass containers, food, beverages or gum allowed on the skating surface.
  • Please do not bring in other items such as benches and picnic tables to be used as ramps within the skate park surface.
  • Please keep all pets outside of the fenced area of the skate park
  • Do not proceed down obstacles until they are clear of other skaters
  • Hours of permitted use, as with all City Of Waterloo Parks, are from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs are prohibited
  • Bikes allowed only at specified times.

The Waterloo Leisure Services Department and the City of Waterloo reserve the right to:

  • Close the facility for any circumstance deemed necessary by department staff.
  • Restrict entry to the facility and ask persons to leave the facility if any of the guidelines for use are not followed or if unsafe behavior is observed.

Please Remember

Skate with safety in mind and remember weather conditions may create unsafe surfaces for skating.