Best Skate Parks in Brisbane
Below is a list of some of the best Skate Parks Brisbane have to offer. Large and catering for all skill levels, these will provide hours of fun regardless if you have a beginner or advanced rider.
From an early age most kids love to get out and about on a set of wheels. Whether that is on a skateboard, rollerskates, scooter or bike it doesn’t matter, just find them an open space of concrete to practise on and they will be entertained for hours. For this reason, the skate parks of Brisbane are becoming more and more popular and with many getting expansions and upgrades there are some pretty impressive concrete playgrounds out there for kids to hone their skills on.
Capalaba Skate Park
Address: 1 Banfield Ln, Capalaba
Also known as the Redland Youth Plaza, Capalaba Skate Park is one of the largest skate parks and youth entertainment hotspots in Brisbane. Catering to skaters of all skill levels, the timber, steel, paving and concrete facilities include a 100m long street run with multiple connecting areas. One of the main draw cards to the park is its large 6-8 foot clover shaped bowl. It is smooth, with ledges and a vertical wall. There are also three levels of ledges that surround the bowl on two sides.
Capalaba Skate Park is also home to a larger connecting plaza with a 12 stair, 8 stair, big 4, access ramp gap, garden gaps, flat bar and manual pads. The venue is equipped with night lighting and includes an elevated stage for a variety of different events, treed viewing and seating spaces throughout. This multipurpose public space also has a performance stage, a large lawn court, a redeveloped Rage Cage for ball sports, an art and exhibition space with permanent mounting posts and numerous social spaces.
- 100m long street run with ledges
- Steps and gaps
- Feature bowl area containing a 6-8 foot bowl with pool coping
- Sub box
- Sub rail
- Stepped back vertical wall
- 12 stair
- 8 stair
- Big 4
- Access ramp gap
- Garden gaps
- Flat bar
- Manual pads
- Night Lighting.
Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza
Address: 523 Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge
Billed as being one of the best things to happen to Brisbane for skaters in a while, Bracken Ridge Skate Park is considered a ‘must skate’ if you live in the Brisbane area.
Covering over 1,000 square metres, the park is a wonder of fresh smooth concrete that runs almost 100 metres from end to end. With its granite ledges, Wallie block and kicker to kicker features, the plaza caters to all skill levels whilst also offering more advanced transition features for the experienced skaters.
- Flat and angled grinding rails
- Gaps to jump
- Quarter pipes
- Kicker to kicker
- Waterfall roll in
- Skateable planter box
- Pole jam
- Fire hydrant
- Night lighting
Paddington Skate Park
Address: 113 Caxton St, Paddington
The Paddington Skate Park was one of the first street style parks built in Brisbane and for this reason has enjoyed a long run as the premier inner-city skate park to ride.
In mid-2017 the final touches to the council’s 2 stage upgrades were completed (reported to be worth a total of $1.18 million) which included refurbishments to the original park as well as the introduction of more obstacles. The newer concrete is now very smooth and fast. The main sections of the park are the large bank, the funbox in the centre (with a good combination of sloped and flat rails) and the new 5 foot high, square-shaped bowl at the end.
- Roll ins
- Ledges and block
- Fun box
- Rail combos
- Night lighting
Albany Creek Skate Park
Address: Lemke Park, 17 Jagora Dr, Albany Creek
In the opposing corner of Lemke Park, following the concrete path, is Albany Creek Skate Park. It has mini ramps, two deep bowls, quarter pipes, grind rails, grind boxes, and best of all, the lights come on at dusk so the kids can keep on riding. The two main bowls back onto each other forming a small spine in the middle and a quarter pipe of the same height backs onto the right side bowl with a sloped ledge beside it. In the centre of the park is a two-level funbox with a sloped rail.
- 7-8 ft deep bowl
- 5-6ft bowl
Coorparoo Skate Park
Address: 92 Cambridge St, Coorparoo
Tucked away in an unassuming pocket of the southside suburb of Coorparoo lies the Coorparoo Skate Park. Whilst this park may not be the easiest to find, it still attracts a bevy of boarders thanks largely to its daring 20 foot metal half pipe, its range of street obstacles and the equally impressive graffiti artwork that adorns it all.
Well know for its streetscape, the park has everything including banks, rails, loads of block and ledges as well as a small steel mini ramp and funbox (with two large banks either side). The infamous pipe rides pretty smooth and with the two split heights provides a fun base for mixing up tricks.
- A street-style skate park
- Quarter pipes
- Steel halfpipe
- Grind poles
Inala Skate Park
Address: 10 Inala Ave, Inala
Five years in the making and at a cost of half a million dollars, the newly refurbished Inala Skate Park opened to the public in late 2015 and has continued with its popularity ever since. The park’s main features are its two bowls and small street area but a huge drawcard to this park is its cradle. The park also received a lighting and pathway upgrade and, with its home alongside the impressive D.J. Sherrington Park, the Inala Skate Park is a always a hub of activity on the weekend with families. (Image Credit Milton Dick MP)
- 2 bowls
- Street area
- 3 stair
- Rollover taco
- Night lighting
Hibiscus Skate Park
Address: 84-88 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt
Hibiscus Skate Park is at the back of the Hibiscus Sports Complex on Kessels Road in Mount Gravatt.
Closest to the park entry is the large 6 foot concrete U shaped bowl. It drops down a couple of foot at the open end, and on the left side joins onto a bank with ledges that have metal coping. Over on the right side, it goes from the lower quarter to a higher quarter then a bank. In the centre flat of the park, there is a fun box that has the popular kinked rail in the centre. In the far left corner there’s another high curved quarter looks close to 6 foot as well. On the right, there’s a small concrete half that forms a small spine, good for practising some transition tricks.
- Grind boxes
Skate Parks in Brisbane and Beyond
Although we have listed the above parks for their popularity and extra options, the truth is our city and surrounding suburbs are littered with skateboard parks of different shapes and sizes, catering for all level of skating ability.
For a list and interactive map of skate parks in Brisbane, head to the Brisbane City Council skate parks website.
Rules and Safety Considerations
Most Brisbane skate parks will have a sign with a set of rules and safety precautions but even if they don’t its important to take your own and other riders’ safety into consideration when using the park.
As always when riding scooters, bikes or skateboards, riders should always wear appropriate safety gear. A well-fitting helmet is a must, long trousers wouldn’t be a bad idea, and for skateboard riders knee pads, wrist and elbow guards are necessary as well. As the surface is concreted, the sun does reflect, so sunscreen is a must. Water bottles are highly recommended – it gets quite hot! For the safety of all riders, we encourage courtesy, turn-taking and looking out for others. Somehow this works and, despite the chaos, very rarely are there any collisions between riders.
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