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Important Announcement


Updated April 6: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 30, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) and School's Out Camps starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


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The Zeke M. Pierce Skatepark is open every day, dawn to 11 p.m, weather permitting. In the summer, youth ages seven to 14 can join skateboard clinics from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. Private lessons are also available. Helmets are required. Knee pads and wrist guards are recommended. Private lessons are also available. Call 970-479-2292 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

The facility is named for Zeke Pierce, an avid local skateboarder who lost his life in a mountain bike accident at the age of 15. It is located in the space between the two parking decks at the Lionshead parking structure, not far from where a temporary skatepark was located for many years.

Designed with input from local skaters, the $1.7 million facility was constructed by California Skateparks, one of the world’s premier park builders, and was funded by the Town of Vail. The skatepark also includes four colorful mosaic murals created by artist Valerie Theberge, sponsored by Art in Public Places.

Managed by the Vail Recreation District, the new skatepark includes features for all ages and abilities and includes a large variety of street and transition style elements. It also includes a signature “vert” feature, mini-bowl and full-size halfpipe.

The skatepark is open daily from dawn to 11 p.m. Helmets are required and safety equipment is recommended.


Take the in-town Vail Village/Lionshead bus to the Lionshead stop. By car, from the main Vail roundabout (I-70 exit 176) take the South Frontage Road west to the Lionshead parking structure.


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Skateboard Clinics


Online registration | 2020 Registration Form

TUESDAYS: June 16 to August 18, 2020

10 a.m. to Noon

Ages 7 to 14 

Learn to skateboard at the Vail Skatepark with instructors who will teach everything from basic skills and etiquette to perfecting a boardslide or kickflip. Skateboards and helmets are required, and wrist guards and knee pads are recommended. Must have and bring your own equipment.  Private instruction is also available for $50 per hour and $10 each additional skater.


  Non-Resident VRD/Eagle County Student
1-Day $25 $20
 3-Day+ $20 $15