Fælledparkens Skatepark: An Open Concrete Landscape


Photo: Andreas Trier Mørch, Arkitekturbilleder.dk

One of Northern Europe’s best and largest skateparks is located in the heart of Copenhagen. The park is shaped like a landscape of concrete with difficulty levels suitable for both beginners and professionals.

The skatepark is divided into three difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate, and professional. The skate area is part of Fælledparken’s extensive renovation, which aims to transform the park into a modern space with room for experiences, participation in various activities, and relaxation. The renovation is carried out based on a gift from the A.P. Møller and Wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Foundation for General Purposes, which the City of Copenhagen received on Fælledparken’s 100th birthday in 2009.

Open and Activating Urban Space 

Fælledparkens Skatepark takes over the site of the old skatepark from 1988, located in the corner of Fælledparken. The goal was to create a new and activating urban space in Copenhagen with opportunities for young people from the entire Copenhagen area. The skatepark has been landscaped to be more open, making the spectacular activities more visible to Fælledparken’s other visitors than they have been before. This openness, along with improved lighting, is intended to create a greater sense of security when spending time in the area.

Wheel users involved 

The skatepark is modern and adapted to the latest trends in skate culture. It is both a challenging and exciting skate facility that caters to a variety of users: street skaters, ramp skaters, BMX riders, rollerbladers, and more. Therefore, it was decided to involve these users in the design process. By sharing their experiences and contributing new ideas, users could influence the process and help create the initial designs of the area. The process was then taken over by landscape architects, engineers, and skate designers from Denmark and the USA. The late Danish skate legend Søren Nordal Enevoldsen and SNE Architects served as lead architects on the project. Like Danish Olympic participant Rune Glifbjerg, who has been involved in developing some of the most technically difficult elements in the skatepark. Fælledparkens Skatepark is among the largest skateparks in Europe. It is constructed entirely of concrete and includes street areas, bowl areas, a ramp, and a large seating area for spectators and visitors.

Near Fælledparkens Skatepark

Fælledparken also offers many other attractions. If you’re with your family, you can, for example, visit Tårnlegepladsen, a playground that is a mini model of Copenhagen’s most famous towers. From the skatepark, you can see Mary Elisabeths Hospital, and next to it is Rigshospitalet, so you are not far from help if you happen to fall on your skateboard. If you prefer scooters over skateboards, you should visit Fælledparkens Løbehjulspark nearby instead, as it is not allowed to ride scooters in Fælledparkens Skatepark.


Copenhagen, Østerbro


SNE Architects


Copenhagen Municipality

Landscape architect

Bisgaard Landskab