If you live in, or plan on visiting, Austin, Texas, then you will want to bring your board to The Shred Shed. This indoor skate park can be found at 2009 Ranch Road, Suite 530, 620 North, Austin, Texas, which is inside of the Vineyard Business Center. This is one of the best skate parks in the city, and one where you will find both great skating terrain and other recreation opportunities.
The Shred Shed – The Basics
The Shred Shed only offers about 9,000 square feet of skating terrain. However, within this modest square footage, you will find vet ramps, pyramids, hand rails, spines, death boxes, hips, a mini-ramp complex and rollovers. What is great about the ramps in this skate park is that they are all made from Skatelite, so they are sturdy and smooth. Most of the time this skate park is only opened to roller bladders and skateboarders. However, there are special sessions for bikers. If you are interested in biking here, you will need to check the schedule.
The Shred Shed – The Rules
To skate at the Shred Shed you will need to sign a liability waiver. This waiver is standard issue, and it basically says that you won’t hold the skate park liable if you are injured. This waiver is just like the waivers required by other skate-at-your-own risk skate parks found across the country. If you are under 18 years of age, your parents will most likely need to complete this form for you. After you have signed your waiver, you will be able to go skateboarding or in-line skating in the park. However, you are required to wear a helmet at all times.
The Shred Shed – Miscellaneous
There is a lot to do at the Shred Shed. Not only can you skateboard here, but you can also take lessons and play in the second floor arcade. There is also a pro shop on site where you can find boards, safety equipment and skating clothes . You can also find equipment rentals here, so if you are having a party at the skate park, or if you need a helmet or board, you can rent one at the pro shop.