The Crooked River Skatepark started life as the Northcoast Harbor Skatepark by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In April 2004, it was opened as a temporary skatepark created after the 2003 Gravity Games brought so much attention to the downtown area. The ramps were steel pre-fabricated ramps purchased at a discount from a vendor at the Gravity Games. This was the first time Cleveland had a public skatepark and was removed in 2009 once the ramps had outlived their usefulness.
"There are other skate parks in the area, but there's nothing like this. Skateboarding isn't just for kids – you have people in their 20s, 30s, 40s doing it, and a good park will draw people from all over."Joel Wimbiscus | LAND Studio