The moment many have been waiting for and waiting for a long time becomes reality on Friday, May 7th at 4:30pm. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30pm Friday along the banks of the Des Moines River as the Lauridsen Skate Park opens for business!! Skaters will begin skating in the country's biggest skate park at 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, skaters can use the park between 6am and 10:30pm.
The Dew Tour comes to town on May 20 - 23rd with world class skateboarders using the park as a qualifying event for this Summer's Olympics in Tokyo. Skateboarding makes its debut as an olympic sport this year. The Dew Tour in Des Moines serves as the only U. S. Olympic skateboarding qualifying event.