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Whether you are an experienced or beginner skater, skateboarding is a great way for kids to learn precision, coordination, and patience. With any sport there is always the risk of injuries, it’s important to always wear a helmet, wrist guards and pads. New skaters should be encouraged to learn proper skating technique through lessons and have adult supervision at all times.
Skate parks around Melbourne come in different shapes and sizes, so where is a good skate park near you?
Here are my top skate parks around Melbourne.
Noble Park Skate Park is well suited for all ages and abilities. The majority of the ramps and obstacles are for advanced skaters, but you can still have fun as a beginner.
The park features a plaza style area, snake-run, 11-foot vert bowl and a variety of banks and quarter pipes. There are also lights for late-night skating.
Location: Memorial Drive, Noble Park, Victoria
Frankston Skate Park is one of the largest free skate facilities in Victoria. The skate park is well suited for all ages and abilities. It features a street plaza course, ledges, boxes, quarter pipes and rails. There is also a huge 12 ft bowl
and a smaller bowl.
There are YMCA staff working at the skate park during peak times.
Location: 16n Cranbourne Road, Frankston, Victoria
Bailey Reserve Skate Park is regarded as one of the best skate parks, it is well suited for all ages and abilities. The park features heaps of different lines to ride, an open spine bowl, street section with banks and ramps. It also has a raised long split level street section, rails and ledges. The skate park has lights for late-night skating (10pm).
Location: 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East, Victoria
St Kilda Skate Park has one of the best views overlooking St Kilda Beach. The skate park is well suited for all ages and abilities. The park features multiple lines to ride, banks, hips, bowls and transitions. It gets pretty busy on the weekend, so maybe go early in the morning.
Location: St Kilda Skate Park, Marina Reserve, Melbourne,
Riverslide Skate Park overlooks the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr. It is the biggest skate park in the inner city with an 1800 sqm skating surface. The park features ledges, banks and quarter pipes.
The skate park has lights for late-night skating (8pm & 10pm Fridays).
Location: Boathouse Drive, Alexandra Gardens, Victoria
Box Hill South Skate Park offers something for every age and skill level. It has a separate beginners area for new skaters. The park features snake-like runs, a street section, ramps, ledges, rails, rollovers and bumps.
Location: Corner Canterbury Road and Middleborough Road, Box Hill South, Victoria
Baden Powell Reserve Skatepark (also known as Tarneit Skate Park) is regarded as one of the best skate parks in the west, it is well suited for all ages and abilities. It features a street area with a mix of pipes, banks and quarters. There are also open bowls.
Location: 120 Baden Powell Drive, Tarneit, Victoria
Mulgrave Skatepark is one of the newer skate parks around Melbourne, it is well suited for all ages and abilities. The park features a street style area, banks, quarters and open bowls.
Location: Gate Seven Drive, Mulgrave, Victoria
The Shed Skatepark has been designed by skaters & BMXers in consultation with the community. The park caters for all levels of rider and has a huge street course, vert ramp, bowl and state of the art Big Air Bag. There are fully accredited coaches who deliver beginner and intermediate classes and workshops.
Location: 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, Victoria
RampFest offers over 1000 sqm of indoor skate park. There’s a wide range of ramps for all types of skaters and skill levels – from a 2ft mini ramp, to 9ft vert bowl plus a massive box jump. There is also an outdoor section that offers a range of quarters, banks and small ledges from the street course and halfpipe. Ramp Kids Sessions (under 10 years) are available every Saturday 9am-10am.
Location: 47-85 Hillary Street, Braybrook, Victoria
• Shredability – offers skate lessons and coaching for groups and individuals.
• The Shed Skatepark – has fully accredited coaches who deliver beginner and intermediate classes.
• YMCA Skate Club – has learn to skateboard sessions that are like a group mentoring program.
• RampFest Indoor Skate Park – has coaching clinics and programs for first-timers, beginners and intermediate skateboarders.
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