Freestone Skate Park, also called Gilbert Skate Park, is located at1045 E. Juniper Avenue. This is an outdoor, public skate park and is intended for use by skateboarders and rollerbladers only. Bicycles and scooters are prohibited. Gilbert Park, which opened in 2001, takes up more than 20,000 square feet and cost upwards of a million dollars to design and build.
In the middle of the street section, there is a massive pyramid centerpiece which has three different heights, hubba ledges, a flat bar, and two hips. Leading down to it is a long, mellow starting bank with a square rail on the left and a hubba ledge on the right. Other noteworthy obstacles at Gilbert Park include two flat ledges with a flat gap between them, a very large, “euro” gap, and a mellow, knee-high square rail. This park also has two large bowls.
Gilbert Park is well lit at night until it closes at 9 P.M. During the school year, the park opens at 9 A.M. on weekdays and 7 A.M. on weekends. During the summer, the park opens at 5:30 A.M daily. For additional information, contact Gilbert Parks and Recreation at (480) 503 – 6200.