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Skateboarding at Silverthorne’s Newly Upgraded Rainbow Park

Published August 9, 2018

The skateboard park at Rainbow Park near Silverthorne’s Rec Center is a busy place this time of year. These long, warm summer days attract skaters of all abilities to this Silverthorne community staple.

Rainbow Park, which is home to the skate park and just received a facelift, spreads over seven acres and offers:

  • A multi-purpose field
  • Two tennis courts
  • A basketball court
  • Two pickleball courts
  • Four sand volleyball courts
  • A children’s playground
  • A playground just for toddlers
  • Concrete and asphalt walking loops
  • Five picnic shelters
  • Public restrooms

Its bowl-shaped field, which lies slightly below the rest of the park, also serves as an amphitheater for spectator events and community gatherings including First Friday Festivals.

But the skate park continually steals the show with locals and visitors alike. The flow bowl with smooth concrete, created by Team Pain in 1999, is still providing skaters great lines for high-speed riding as well as opportunities for beginner skaters to learn to ride the pockets. Additional flat work that surrounds the park is a great place for all levels to develop and work skills.

Lending a hand to make the skate park even more enticing are Rainbow Park’s new updates. Among the park’s increased parking and new restrooms, some additional shade structures are now in prime locations, providing shade and shelter for users of the skate park and the field. Also in that area, look for improvements on the skateboard park wall and drainage.

Rainbow Park just reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, so now’s the time to come enjoy the park’s new perks.


Heelflips, Grinds and Slides at Rainbow Park’s Skate Park