The Buenos Aires skatepark boom

A skateboarder’s paradise: 20 public concrete skateparks in three years and more to come.

‘Urban sports’ have exploded in Buenos Aires over the past three years and as a result over 20 public skateparks have been built. This last year alone more than 10 skateparks have opened in the city and its surroundings, possibly the product of public acceptance, advertising or skilful politicians.

The most impressive thing is how skating has been accepted by the general public and the high level of skating that thousands of devotees has generated. Parque Centenario, Lugano, Pacha Park, Barracas and Skateplaza are some of the names that the fanatical ‘porteños’ think of before going shredding.