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Riverside Railroad Skatepark - Great Falls, Montana, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
Riverside Railroad Skatepark
BMX
yes
Open / Closed
Open
Extra Info
Designers notes from Tim Altic:
I was stoked to let
them (Grindline) tweek the lines to let them feel ownership of their work. I believe
this is good management.(Especially with art work!) As you can tell by the
dates on my web site and the architects west site that I designed it the
year before. I would like acknowledgement for allowing freedom to tweek and
encourage creativity during construction. Thank you, and that's what I wish
I would receive from skaters and grindline.
Lights
Yes
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
Helmets Only
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Designer
Builder

Location

Address
1700 River Dr. North
Postal Code
59401
Latitude
47.51
Longitude
-111.31
City
Great Falls
Directions
Riverside Railyard is located at 500 River Drive North in Great Falls. from Interstate 15, take the Central Avenue West exit; travel east on Central Avenue West until the light at River Drive (east end of the bridge); turn left on River Drive; follow River Drive for approximately 4 blocks; Riverside Railyard is on the right.

Contacts

Phone Number
771-1265
Managment
City

10/17/2008

Hey there I'm just gonna give u a little update on the Skate Park in Great Falls, MT. Its been a few years since its been opened so its Probably time to update the information a little. Well first of all the park does have lights now.. Well it always had lights but they never turned them on till graffiti became an issue, haha. Huge park, Simply Amazing. Your skill level will never be an issue to what u can do at this park, there is something for everyone. The park is really fun still after years of riding it. its funny because at times u see the mini section just getting all the use. There is always room in the park, if one feature or bowl is crowded there is plenty of skatepark being untouched that u ride. Fun for everyone. occasionally a pro demo will come through town and skate it from time to time. Everyone is welcome, and outsiders will not feel weird or out of place/ kicked out. The lights are...okay. there's about 7 or so lights around the skatepark i want to say but there's a lot of concrete to light.. it does an okay job of it... they keep it just lit enough so you can ride it at night, but does leave some shadows in places, which make it hard to be smooth. the lights try and test to see how good your night eyes are... best to ride it with a full moon.. easier to see. Just a Little update on the rules now.. they do enforce helmets from time to time. usually no problem but bring one just in case the officers of law come.. that's about it.. its a great park feel free to come visit!

- Vinny G.


...on your web site you asked for more information about the Great Falls, Montana Skate Park. Well for starters it is 27,000 sq feet. Not to bad for a state that has more deer then people. The park opened a week ago, and is getting a fair amount of use. Nothing compared to what it will receive once word gets out. This park is big. The park sports three bowls both vertical and over vertical. The park is packed with dips, curves, spines, fun boxes, rails, curbs, gaps, and over a 100 transitions. The park can accommodate every skill level from beginner to extreme pro in the the bowls and full pipe. The City is charging no admission and the Grindline designed park open just last weekend. This is definitely in the top 20 parks nation wide, if not the top 10. All our park needs is promotion, contests, and maybe sponsership. I know that it seems big, especially for a small town park, but already on weekends it gets a lot of visitors. I would love to see it expand even larger in the future. All we need to do is show how much use it will get. More park info can be found at http://www.ci.great-falls.mt.us/people_offices/park_rec/skatepark.htm The great falls tribune just had a section in the Sunday, Mar. 21st paper including a site map and photos.


Skate Park Rules

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

Be alert, flying objects are not uncommon

USE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Includes helmets, gloves, knee & elbow pads, proper shoes
USE OF THE FACILITY IS ONLY ALLOWED DURING PARK HOURS - (DAYLIGHT TO DUSK)

After hours use or use when closed will result in a trespass citation

THIS IS A SKATE PARK, NOT A BIKE PARK

Bicycles, scooters, motorized vehicles are not allowed. Skateboards & rollerblades only. Violations will result in trespass citations and possible seizure of equipment

DO NOT SKATE IF SURFACE IS WET OR ICY ? extremely dangerous

KNOW YOUR ABILITIES AND SKATE WITHIN THEM

Exercise common sense and courtesy to others

NO SPECTATORS INSIDE SKATING AREA

Watch from outside the skating area for your safety

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, AND DRUGS ARE PROHIBITED

NO OBSTACLES, OTHER MATERIAL, GLASS, FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN SKATE PARK.

THIS SKATE PARK IS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. BY FOLLOWING THE RULES YOU CAN HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!

PLEASE HELP BY KEEPING THE AREA CLEAN AND SAFE. PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF LITTER AND TRASH.

THE CITY OF GREAT FALLS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVOKE THE USE OF THE SKATE PARK FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT DO NOT OBEY THE RULES. IN ADDITION ALL CITY ORDINANCES AND PARK RULES WILL BE ENFORCED. THANK YOU City of Great Falls Park & Recreation Department .


This was a very fun park, it deserves some pictures. I am looking forward to
riding it again on the way to Hailey. Only a couple things to add to the current description. The pipe is only 6'
long at most It doesn't look like it was made to be ridden, it's more of a
pedestrian bridge. And the old fashioned reservoir is a cool addition.

-Doug

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Editor review

1 review
This parks sheer size is worth the visit alone. It can handle tons of skates at once. It's got a lot of everything. You should be able to have fun.

We heard our favorite new term of 2014 when B.K. was telling us about the "Homey Scraps" taking place behind the skatepark.
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User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
4.7
Street Rating
 
4.0
Tranny Rating
 
5.0
Overall Rating
 
5.0
This park is truly insane. The layout couldn't be any better. No matter what you like to skate there is something for you. The place is huge. Transition lines forever from huge to tiny and a great street setup. EVERYTHING can be linked together. A super fast park with TONS of anything you could want. When it's packed keep your head on a swivel and have a blast!
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Just to update some changes,bikes are allowed now but they don't bother you.There's a few scooter kids but they're actually pretty good(?).Helmets are still required but the cops hardly come by.I've been coming here for years & have only been spoken to once by the cops.No shade on the concrete til the evening.everyone's friendly & you can be here all day & maybe there will be 5 people there until schools out.
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