Newcastle offers nine skate parks. Skate parks provide young people with a custom built facility to improve their skills in a safe environment.
Local skate parks
Bar Beach-Empire Park Skate Park is open to the public.
Address: Opposite Bar Beach, Memorial Drive, Newcastle
The skate park features a bowl varying in depth from 7-11ft, and a plaza-style street section, making it one of the best skate facilities in the country. There are also batball courts, seating and shade areas.
Elermore Vale Bowl is a Mexican hat style bowl ranging from 3-5ft depth with varying degrees of difficulty in the transition. It has mostly curved edges which best suit BMX and scooter riding.
Address: Elermore Vale Park, Off Croudace Road (behind shopping centre), Elermore Vale.
Islington Bowl is another of Newcastle’s bowl skate facilities. Ranging from the intermediate gradient to somewhat expert this structure provides something for the more skilled rider. Beginners are cautioned to stay in the shallow area.
Address: Islington Park, Maitland Road, Islington.
Maryland Skate Park has a concrete half pipe and linked metal street style section. Located next to the local shopping centre it provides a popular recreation area. Of the metal obstacles there are 8ft banks on opposite ends of the park with a multi sided and sized pyramid in the middle. A curved ledge, pole jam, banked jersey barrier and banked ledge are other technical elements.
Address: Grange Avenue Reserve, Boundary Road, Maryland.
New Lambton Skate Park is a pre-mould styled park. It has 7 foot ¼ pipe to bank transitions on opposite sides of the park and a 4 foot spine ramp with an adjoining volcano styled fun box and slider bar New Lambton provides more than the average pre-mould park. Address: Corner Wallarah and Womboin Streets, New Lambton.
Mayfield Skate Park has a variety of concrete blocks, ¼ pipes, hips and banks. Designed by skateboarders, this skate park is a popular destination. Located on a main road and close to food as well as a skate shop, it provides a service to the community.
Address: Dangar Park, Maitland Road, Mayfield.
South Newcastle Beach Skate Park is a large concrete park with a plethora of transitions and street influenced obstacles along with a 6ft metal halfpipe. This park is in a picturesque location, metres form the beach and bordered by scenic walkway. Drainage issues and weathering have made it a location best served for scooter and bmx riders due to the rough, unstable terrain.
Address: South Newcastle Beach, Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle.
Stockton Skate Park has a concrete halfpipe almost identical to Maryland, it also has an linked street style skate park with 6ft ¼ pipes on one end of the park and an 8ft bank on the other. Between these there is a volcano style ramp with adjoining bump and slider bar. Council has moved the ramps formerly at the Palais skate park to Stockton, adding two metal ¼ pipes and a small metal box. Address: Rawson Park, Mitchell Street, Stockton.
Wallsend Skate Park - The park was originally designed with bike users in mind but now has a skate interchange. The skate interchange consists of large steel sculptures which provide new technical challenges for users of the facility while adding constrast and value to the overall skate park. The facility has experienced a high level of use and attracts large numbers on weekends and during school holidays. It has also been used for local bike competitions.
Address: Wallsend Park, Brooks Street, Wallsend.
Please note: All skate parks are smoke free areas.