AMOS Skatepark Gains USA Skateboarding Certification


Lauridsen Skatepark is being certified with USA Skateboarding during a public event Sunday, Polk County and Catch Des Moines officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: The designation means the facility will be a regional skateboarding hub and likely attract more Olympic-qualifying events, Laura Jass, director of sports for tourism advocacy group Catch Des Moines, tells Axios....

DSM police previously had a "three-strikes-and-you're-in-jail" policy to discourage public skateboarding....

[Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Dew Tour]

Scoop: Lauridsen Skatepark Gains CertificationAxios [pdf]