Rålis (ra:wlis) Skatepark is a new (Nov. 2010) concrete park in a cool central city site. It is built under a bridge to keep it from being too wet. Local board sport association Stockholm Suburban Surfers first popped the idea in 1985, but it was not until late 2007 that the City of Stockholm finally decided to build the park. Three years later the dream came true. The park is pretty allround, but major part is bowl or pool orientated.
This is basically what you´ll find in Rålis Skatepark: * Gnarly backyard pool. Deep end pretty wide, shallow end tight. Concrete coping. * Big open bowl with oververt corner and deeper bowl at other end. Gap with roll-in in deep end. Steel coping. * Two-cornered bowl with wide roll-in from open end. * Small shallow oval bowl, slightly higher wall in one end. Steel coping. * Several quarter pipes in different sizes. * A rainbow taco with steel coping. * Several curbs in different sizes. * Several rails in different sizes. * A four (?) step staircase. * Yeah, and some other stuff. The skatepark is located in Rålambshovsparken, a big park where Stockholmers spend their weekends and evenings in summer. There is a restaurant, a bar, an ice cream booth and often hot dog stands in the park. It´s close to the water of Lake Mälaren, in which you can cool yourself off with a swim after skating. (Not necessarily drinking the water). Just beside the concrete you´ll find street basket courts, beach volleyball courts, shot put area, long jump pit and running courts.