David Armstrong Extreme Park

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Coordinates: 38°15′25.29″N 85°44′24.89″W / 38.2570250°N 85.7402472°W / 38.2570250; -85.7402472

David Armstrong Extreme Park

The David Armstrong Extreme Park, formerly called the Louisville Extreme Park, is a 40,000 square foot (3,700 m²) public skatepark located near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, in the Butchertown neighborhood. It opened on April 5, 2002, and gained national recognition after the release of Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour, in which the park was featured. The park is open 24 hours everyday, and was designed with the input of a local task force. The public skatepark is owned by Louisville Metro Government and operated by Metro Parks.

In 2014, about one-third of the park was demolished, to be followed by the rebuilding of facilities on adjacent property, to make way for flyover ramps to support the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge.[1] The rebuild was completed on April 14, 2015, where the park was dedicated in former Louisville Mayor David L. Armstrong's honor.[2]

Park features[edit]

The park is most often known for its 24-foot (7.3 m) full pipe, but it also has an impressive set of other features including, two 11-foot (3.4 m) bowls, two 8-foot (2.4 m) bowls, two 4-foot (1.2 m) bowls, a 6-foot (1.8 m) bowl, a few fun boxes, a street course, a 6-foot (1.8 m) flat bank, several ledges, rails, and endless lines. It also has a 12-foot (3.7 m) wooden vert ramp with a 13-foot (4.0 m) extension. There are also publicly accessible restrooms and emergency telephones.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shafer, Sheldon (April 1, 2014). "Louisville Extreme Park rebuild getting under way". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Shafer, Sheldon (April 13, 2015). "Ex-mayor credited with best Extreme Park move". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 

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