Community Interest


6 and under, 18 and over to benefit from morning programs in September

Extreme sports lovers under 6 and 18 and over will have prime opportunities in September to ride the largest outdoor skate park in Missouri. The Youth Activity Park (YAP) in Dardenne Prairie is opening early for these two groups to enjoy new programs, so grab your skateboard, scooter and BMX bike and ride this state-of-the-art course before the park opens for regular business hours.

  •  “Little Ones on Wheels” for 6 and under: On Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, and Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, the YAP’s bike/skate course will open from 9 to 10 a.m. This program is perfect for children who are new to extreme sports and want to experience the skate park with other guests their age. Participants are required to wear a helmet and have a parent-signed waiver completed at the park before they can ride; wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads also are strongly recommended! All youth must be supervised by an adult while using the park.

  •  “Adult Skate Escape” for 18 and over: On Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, adults are invited to ride from 10 a.m. to noon. This two-hour program allows older guests full use of the course without the presence of the younger crowd. A waiver and helmet also are required to participate.  

The YAP’s 33,000-square foot concrete facility features nighttime lighting; beginner, intermediate and advanced bowls topped with coping; a street course; and snake run with scattered ramps, gaps, hubbas and more! The park is located at 7801 Highway N and is open year around for users of all ages; admission is free in 2019. For more information about the YAP, call the park at 636-561-4964 or visit