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Park with BMX ridersSkateparks are used by BMXers as well as skateboarders, in-line skaters and freestyle scooter-riders.Skateparks themselves can be made of wood, concrete or metal. Styles of riding will depend on the style of the parks. Wood is more suited to a flowing style, with riders searching for gaps, and aiming to air higher from the coping. Concrete parks usually tend to contain bowls and pools. However, it is not unusual for riders to merge the two styles in either type of park.

BMX rider in a pool parkConcrete parks are commonly built outdoors due to their ability to withstand years of exposure to the elements. Concrete parks are also often publicly funded due to their permanent and costly nature. Parks made from wood are popular with commercial skateparks due to ease of construction, availability of materials, cost, and the relative safety associated with falling on wood instead of concrete. Parks designed with BMX use in mind will typically have steel coping that is less prone to damage than concrete or pool coping.

Park has also evolved into a combination of ramps and flat areas with table top type ramps with rails in areas similar to that in skateboard parks. These items are set up in ways to give BMXers different variations of lines to go through the course.