Goodyear is not the best skatepark, who voted? I don't think many skateboarders read New Times. Personally I like Pecos park, never too crowded and widespread. The park that probably should have been Best of PHX is probably the TEMPE park. Its always crowded and all the visiting skateboarders go to the TEMPE park.
Best Skateboard Park - 2009
Goodyear Skate Park
Part of a 27-acre complex that includes tennis courts, a splash pad, and athletic fields, Goodyear's Skate Park is 1,200 cubic feet of heaven for concrete surfers. There's an awesome peanut bowl for beginners, metal coping for grinders, two snake runs, and a 16-foot-high half-capsule. This being Arizona, helmets aren't required. But we feel obligated to suit up our noggins every time we go vert on the seriously wicked 16-foot-deep bowls. The city got some flak from the BMX community after bikes and scooters were banned from the park shortly after its opening in 2007. Skateboarders are happy to bogart the space, though (grudgingly, if it's alongside inline skaters). Not exactly the most sportsmanlike attitude, but, hey, once you've gotten a tire in your face while busting a nightmare flip, you'll agree.