Belconnen Skatepark

Rebuilt in 2011 by the amazing folks at Convic (see the details here http://www.convic.com/projects/belconnen) this is truly one of Australia best skateparks. It all starts at the western end with the original 10ft keyhole bowl before descending quickly (via a big stair set) into an epic snakebowl of roiling, curving, taco-ing tranny’s that wrap up in a stunning 8ft bowl. You can get lost in these virtual waves before finally hitting the lip and the deep-end. Once you exit the bowl you are immediately greeted with a cracking 4ft mini with a couple of extension, sure it has some big coping, but its still rock solid and when its not filled with scooter kids you can have a lot of fun here.

On the lower level running alongside the snakebowl/mini is the eclectic street plaza. An inspired collection of stair sets, boxes, tacos, manual pads, ledges and various street bits – simply too much to try and detail here. Importantly tho it caters to skaters of all skill levels, weather you’re just learning you’re first ollie’s onto a manual pad or tray flipping a 7-stair, there is something here to keep you busy for hours. The surface is silky smooth and fast and all of the lips, edging and coping are in great condition given its only a couple of years old.

Apart from the awesomeness of the actual skatepark, one of the highlights of Belco is that its open and under full lights till 11:30pm every night – so you can really have a full day here. And you need it. The only downside is the scooters… lots of scooters everywhere, especially in the school holidays.

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Heaps of food, parking and amenities around. There really is no excuse not to visit!

Sammy says

This skatepark is absolutely ridiculous! It has a never ending street course (which was my fave bit) and also includes a huge snake run with a 9ft half bowl which I had a lot of fun on. I ollied my first 7 stair here so that makes it especially gnarly for me. I was really looking forward to skating the mini here, but it was a bit disappointing because the coping stuck out a bit too much for me. We also skated the unforgettable original Belco bowl which was pretty sketchy but still amazing to skate and had a beautiful mural in it. Overall this skatepark is amazingly built and designed and is definitely a must for any skater, street or tranny. Bonus, you must check this skatepark out of for a night session it’s open till 11:30pm… me and my mates had a such ball here.

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Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Skateparks

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