Brush up on your ollies because a new indoor skatepark is opening in New York. Vans has unveiled the space just off of the Bushwick L train, featuring rails, all sizes of ledges, and even a euro gap!
This private skate park provides beginner-friendly hours and has knowledgeable staff available to provide guidance and assistance. They also offer private lessons, camps, and birthday party packages.
Hoboken Skate Park
This skate park provides a beautiful view of NYC from its ramps. Though some parts have experienced wear and tear, they remain suitable for riding. There is also a micro mini ramp just 2.5 feet high that’s great for beginners, while its more considerable sibling measures at 6 feet with an extension of another 6.5 feet in one corner; perhaps its crowning glory!
The park is part of the same complex that includes Municipal Hall and Hazlet Swim and Tennis Club and features street and bowl elements in a 9000-square-foot complex. There is no fee associated with using this facility, though all users enter at their own risk as there is no supervision in place; its users should refer to the township ordinance for liability issues and rules enforcement/penalties/penalties before using. It is highly recommended that participants wear helmets along with elbow/knee pads.
In addition to offering a large indoor skating area, this park features a water playground. Open daily, it features fencing around its perimeter with plenty of benches for parents to sit while their kids skate. Furthermore, obstacles include vert ramps and handrails with plenty of ledges, stair sets, and quarter pipes.
The Skate Park is a non-profit organization that offers all ages an opportunity to enjoy skating in a safe and positive environment. Skating encourages creative thinking, goal-setting, and hard work in pursuit of achievement, promotes healthy lifestyle choices, increases social skills development, and offers young people leadership development and teamwork opportunities.
Skateboards, inline skates, and roller skates/blades are permitted at the Skate Park; it closes during inclement weather or for maintenance work and requires children under 12 to be supervised by an adult; no food or glass is allowed inside.
Hoboken will restore Castle Point Skate Park on Sinatra Drive using a grant from NJDOT as part of their vision zero goals to end traffic-related deaths and injuries by 2030. This project is in support of their Vision Zero goals.
Union Square Skate Park
Union Square Park provides the ideal setting for winter skating in Union Square. The ice rink can be found near Geary, Powell, Post, and Stockton Streets, and skaters can use the adjacent restrooms at no cost during their skating experience. Skate rentals for children and adults are available (but roller skates or inline skates are not allowed); prices per 45-minute session start from $5.
New York City skaters enjoy frequenting the skatepark as an oasis for recreational skating. It was designed with community in mind, featuring stairs, rails, ledges, and more – perfect for Wednesday Night Skate, an informal skate around NYC streets free to all participants who will see all kinds of skaters from beginners just starting to more experienced experts who know every inch of NYC like their backhand!
Pier 62 Skatepark was created with input from local skateboarders to provide an urban steel-framed transition park that provides challenging rides for beginner and expert skaters alike. It includes an intermediate Fun Box featuring 24 feet ledge and kinked flat rail, manual pad, three-foot wedge, and four-foot quarter pipe, as well as beginner Ollie Zone with a two-foot wedge and three-foot start box for intermediate skaters and also includes an Ollie Zone featuring two-foot wedge and three-foot start box for newcomers.
The park has rules and regulations, including a no-smoking policy and prohibitions against bicycles, scooters, boards over 34″, speed skates, and motorized vehicles. Furthermore, loitering or abusive language is not tolerated here; loud music or offensive language must also not be played loudly enough. Additionally, the city parks and recreation department prohibits drones, skateboards, and similar devices it.
New York City is an epicenter for skaters worldwide, boasting numerous world-renowned skateparks throughout its five boroughs. Although skating in these locations may technically not be illegal, it is crucial that skaters abide by rules set forth by property owners and security guards and respect property ownership and security restrictions to avoid any tickets or even arrest for breaking the law or skateboarding in prohibited areas.
Harlem River Skate Park
Professional skaters designed this 16,000-square-foot course to recreate popular but illegal NYC skating spots like Union Square stairs and One Police Plaza plaza; additionally, it includes Con Ed “pyramid ledges.” Open to skateboarders, scooters, and inline skaters, all visitors must sign a liability waiver agreement before entering this secluded spot.
Roller skating has grown increasingly popular, and there are numerous places in New York City where one can practice. One such rink is Riverbank State Park’s riverfront roller skating rink (entrance at Riverside Drive and 145th St), which also doubles up as an ice rink in winter months and is free for public use.
East Harlem skatepark finally opened to much-anticipated skateboarding action on Wednesday. Featuring concrete ledges and ramps for practicing kickflips and ollies, it provides an ideal place to test kickflips and ollies without supervision from outside sources. Be sure to bring along a helmet and other protective padding as this unsupervised facility awaits its first visitors.
Bruckner Skatepark (Throggs Neck) is an unsupervised skateboarding venue in the Bronx. Offering banks and quarter pipes as obstacles, Bruckner Skatepark is an excellent way to develop skateboarding skills or introduce someone new to this form of recreational skating.
McCarren Park skatepark has long been a favorite among both locals and visitors. This charming venue houses sports fields and courts and an outdoor skatepark featuring ramps and rails to challenge novice skaters, while advanced skaters can challenge themselves by exploring its more challenging elements.
This skatepark is a fantastic asset to any neighborhood, providing locals and tourists a place to skate while taking in the beautiful surroundings. Furthermore, this playground allows people to meet and practice their tricks together.
The skatepark is free for visitors; however, wear protective pads and a helmet when riding there. Furthermore, please keep the park clean by not bringing food or drinks and refrain from entering with food in your hands. In addition, children under the age of 12 cannot join, and all visitors must sign a waiver before using this facility.
Vans Skate Space 198
The Vans Skate Space 198, located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn and recently inaugurated this January, offers free indoor skatepark fun to skaters of all abilities. Perfect for getting out of the cold while honing board skills without breaking the bank, its variety of features – ramps, and ledges suitable for both novices and experts alike – provides a perfect place to practice board skills all year round. Open to public use; sign up online!
This facility has three public sessions per day and one kids session that are all completely free. There’s also free skateboard rental. Open to people of all ages, but an adult must supervise those under 18; all participants must wear a helmet, sign a liability waiver before skating, and wear protective equipment before participating.
New York-based skaters may find it challenging to locate an indoor space where they can practice their craft. In the past, these spots were limited to key-holder warehouse bowls or private training facilities with limited access for most. Thankfully, Vans recently unveiled a new skatepark near L’s Jefferson stop that provides just that space.
Built with community in mind, the new skatepark seeks to eliminate winter skating and provide New Yorkers with year-round indoor skating options. This 20,000-square-foot space – previously an industrial warehouse and Citi Bike storage facility – was specially created to host skateboarding competitions, art exhibits, and music performances.
Vans invited media members and skaters from The Nine Club, Transworld Skate Jawn, and more to its newly opened skate park to mark its opening and check out Jersey Dave’s special presentation of this unique spot.
New York is home to its inaugural skatepark, representing an essential step for its skateboarding culture. However, while this new attraction can bring many benefits, skaters should remember that New York also boasts many outdoor spaces to enjoy skating.