It doesn’t get much cooler than Woodward Park City. The 120-acre action sports playground and 66,000-square-foot indoor hub, which opened in 2019, has a little something for the adrenaline junkie in everyone—whether newbie, expert, or somewhere in between. Designed with the input of legendary athletes, such as Nate Wessel and Steve Swope, Woodward is divided into three arenas: Woodward Mountain Park (10 lift-accessed mountain bike zones); Action Sports Parks (expansive concrete outdoor options for skateboards, scooters, inline skates, bikes, and beyond); and the Indoor Action Sport Hub, which is bursting with trick-perfecting tools: trampolines, tumbling floor, pump track, skatepark, parkour, mini and mega jumps, and foam pits. In other words, plenty of options to flip, cruise, get technical, or just have a blast. Indoor hours: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, 365 days a year
Learning & launching
Woodward emphasizes year-round sports progression—whether practicing that endo or ollie on your own or cozying up to an expert for a clinic.
On the lift-served mountain bike side of the equation, the Start Park is a great place for first-timers to get comfortable with the feel and features of the riding experience, before moving onto flow trails like EZPZ and Easy Rider. Fun and flowy beginner and intermediate trails, as well as BMX lanes, round out the park’s trail network. Over the course of this summer, two new progression zones designed to help riders navigate rugged terrain are slated to enter the mix: one with some technical features, such as small jumps and wall banks, and the other with multiple airbags to ease the aspiring airborne rider into that realm.
Depending on which aspect of the action sports arena is most appealing, you can book lift tickets to access mountain biking trails and BMX dirt jumps, reserve sessions at your hub of choice, or sample the whole spectrum of fun as a member or passholder.
The chill approach
For the non–adrenaline junkie, there are plenty of options to spectate; and for the 21-plus crowd, you can do so while kicking back with a cocktail from the on-site Grind Café. While the campus, particularly the indoor features, tends to buzz with all ages and stages, there are some options for age-specific time on either end of the shred spectrum. For tiny tots ages 1 to 3, “micro sessions” are available indoors. Grown-ups get their own time to take over the space on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
- For a new-to-biking deal, check out the “Four Then More” beginner mountain bike conversion program ($299 per participant, age 7 or older), which includes four days of bike rentals, group lessons, and lift access, plus a one-month Mountain Park Membership.
- Helmets for wheeled sports are required. If you forget your brain-bucket, rent one on-site.
- Though walk-up sessions and lift tickets are available, book ahead online to secure a specific time and day.