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Monon Greenway Skatepark - Carmel, Indiana, U.S.A.

 
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Monon Greenway Skatepark - Carmel, Indiana, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
Monon Greenway Skatepark
Open / Closed
  • Open
Extra Info
Closest shop is:

Rise Skateboard Shop, 474 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: (317) 843-9980
Lights
No
Restrooms
Yes
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
No
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Designer
Buddy Best
Builder
Williams Architecture

Location

Address
1235 Central Park Drive East
Postal Code
46032
Latitude
39.95
Longitude
-86.14
City
Carmel
Directions
It is located at the monon center near 116th and Rangeline Road, there are signs to get to the "Monon Center" where the skatepark is at. Exit I-465 at Keystone Ave in Carmel, Turn left at 96th street and head west. Turn Right on Westfield Boulevard/Rangeline Road and head north. After about a mile and a half turn left at the Central Park Entrance near Wood Valley Drive. Follow the drive to the end and the skatepark will be next to the main building.

Contacts

Phone Number
317-843-9980
Managment
  • City

4/12/2008

The skatepark sits in front of the West Complex, facing the Greenway. It features a small bowl that tapers from about 4ft. to around 6ft. deep, and a fairly large street area that is just filled to the brim with obstacles.

Fast, smooth, and brand-new, there are lines to be found everywhere. The only bummer about the park is the 3/4in. wide seam that surrounds the flat bottom of the bowl. It makes for a slightly nasty kink when you hit it straight on. Otherwise, everything about this park is pretty damned good.

The best time to skate it is early mornings, before the crowds arrive for the day.

- Bud S.


6/25/07

Park features 4 rails, one big square rail, 2 large circle rails and one small square rail. The park also includes two euro gaps, two large hips, a steep 3 foot quarter pipe, and two banked ledges modeled after the famed MLK ledge in Miami Florida. There is also a 3ft to 6ft bowl with steel coping. Hard to get used to at first, but really a nice park.

Steve H.

Map

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User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
3.1
Street Rating
 
4.0(3)
Tranny Rating
 
2.3(3)
Overall Rating
 
3.0(3)
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We're beginners, so we liked the street skating in this park. It has lots of banks for us to practice on, & bikes can't get in, so we weren't having to duck. The bowl is off to the side & has to be dropped into for the most part, though the shallow corners are so banked, we could basically roll in with cruiser wheels. Hitting the drain threw me a bit. It was so hot, my kids & wife wanted to bail & go the water park, but I could've spent hours here if they'd let me.
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This park is good if you are a 17 year old resident of Carmel and you are not interested in riding transition at all. Also, if you don't like quarterpipes over 2 feet high then you will be stoked because there ain't none of that stuff here. Need to void? Fear not for your gear. Those with cues 9 inches wide or smaller can use the skate lockers. Boards over 9 will not fit in the locker but it doesn't matter because no kid skating Carmel will want to steal or ride any deck over 7.75.

The bowl is an example of why we must not trust the government. If found while street skating this bowl would be a fun diversion. To see it built, intentionally, at a skatepark and at public expense while skaters and shop owners stood by leads to question my own sanity as, surely, that many informed and caring people could not be so stupid. This "Bowl" features a 3 ft shallow that sits uphill from a 6 ft deep end. Both feature 9 ft transitions (yes, I said both). the shallow corners are so mellow that they are banked. Coping enthusiasts will love the sunken in 1 inch aluminum tube that encircles this gnarly pit.

This park was so stupid that it was just funny. So much potential, the rest of the rec center is amazing. They have 10 ft tall basketball hoops which means that the city has people who actually respect basic standards of specific sports. How they got this awful little bowl is beyond understandable. It won't flood, no sir, the huge sunken drain ensures that this bowl will empty in the worst monsoon.

If you left Kokomo after being pitched off one of its many kinked walls, you might stop at Carmel to see exercising women, use the bathroom, and stretch your legs before heading to the startling perfection that is Bloomington.
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This park would be a lot better if it wasn't so tightly packed in. No bikes are allowed at this park as well. Definitely a park more suited towards intermediate to more advanced riders. The only tranny they have is a large bowl with two levels which is okay. If you're a beginner you might not have much fun here. Other than that it has really nice hand rails huge hips and gaps to jump off of.
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