Seattle is full of gnarly stuff to skate. Marginal Way, for example, is a collection of the steepest, craziest bowls you can build. But unless your name is Riley Hawk and you’ve grown up with a bowl in your backyard and a board under your feet, you might want to start small.
We’ve previously catalogued some of the best street spots and skateparks in and around the city, but this list is a combination of both, curated with the beginner in mind. All of the spots and parks in this list are places that you can enjoy even if you only know how to ollie, 50-50, boardslide, and/or drop in. And enjoy them you should! If you make it past the tedious, mechanical part of learning to skate—dropping in, doing a rock fakie, popping your first ollie, awkwardly seesawing up into your first noseslide—you’ll have punched your ticket to a lifetime of freedom, fun, and feeling like a complete idiot when you fall in public.Read More