Rolling Magic Skate Park opens in September

Rolling Magic Skate Park opens in September
Posted on 08/16/2023
Artist rendering of Rolling Magic Skate Park three-dimensional logo

Lenexa’s exciting new destination for action sports is ready to welcome wheeled visitors. 

Rolling Magic Skate Park opens at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in September, with a grand opening event planned Sept. 12. Enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and skill levels can test their talents with skateboards, bicycles, scooters, wheelchairs and inline skates at the new park.

The City’s original skate park opened in 2002 at the park’s Greenway Lane entrance after a group of kids came to a City Council meeting to ask for a public skate park. It’s been a popular destination for many years, but the surface had deteriorated significantly over the last two decades and needed to be replaced. The small parking lot was also poorly laid out. 

Designs for a new skate park built just to the east of the original park — a high-priority project for many years — started in summer 2022. New Line Skateparks designed and built the new skate park, guided by enthusiastic community input. 

Two workshops brought exceptionally large and engaged crowds of users to give feedback on design concepts. The final Rolling Magic design, shaped by their ideas, includes elements of street plazas and bowl parks, plus features that attract a wide variety of visitors.

  • An entry plaza with spectator zones offers good visibility of the park. 
  • A low-speed technical zone near the entrance is designed for beginner rides.
  • Advanced riders can enjoy an elevated area with a flow bowl and other features like pipes, rails, banks and stairs. 
  • New landscaping and shade areas beautify this spot near the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park entrance. 
  • Moving the skate park closer to the eastern edge of the park allows a safer, more convenient parking lot layout with additional stalls, plus sidewalk improvements.

A nearly 8-foot-tall “Rolling Magic” sign at the entrance provides additional seating and adds a unique design feature to the park. The name was inspired by a privately owned skate park that opened in 1978 near 95th Street and I-35 at 9633 Rosehill Rd. The original Rolling Magic was a state-of-the art facility with a large bowl, snake runs, keyholes and other popular features. It also included a two-level dome with an arcade, soda bar and pro shop. It was only in operation for a few years, and the site is an empty lot today.   

Rolling Magic Skate Park Grand Opening Event

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway & Greenway Lane, Lenexa, KS

The public is invited to celebrate the new Rolling Magic Skate Park at this free grand opening event. A short dedication takes place at 5:30 p.m., followed by exciting demonstrations from skilled riders and skaters. Bring your wheels to try out the new park with other enthusiasts starting at around 6 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food trucks and giveaways throughout the event.

Published Aug. 16, 2023