Playgrounds Park Warners Bay

Playgrounds Park is an impressive warehouse filled to the brim with skateboarding awesomeness. The park is spread fairly tightly over a decent sized warehouse and it all starts with a cracking 2.5ft mini (with hump). This thing is just perfect for anyone starting with transition skateboarding, a silky smooth surface with coping that sits beautifully. In fact it’s such a perfect mini that anyone can have great session just banging around, you really have to check this thing out – it’s that much fun.

Leading on from the mini is an L shaped plywood street section. It features a smattering of stairs, rails, quarters, banks and a euro and although it’s tight, it works well and links up beautifully with the Mini Bowl.

The Mini Bowl is like the bigger, more beautiful version of the mini ramp. Its about 3ft deep but includes a nice little extension at the far end. The coping is a little bigger and you certainly notice it more, but thats a good thing. The transitions are tighter and once again the surface is perfect (it’s called Skatelite, it’s amazeballs).

Beside the bowl are a couple of big dipper styled roll-ins, one looks about 1oft and leads to a soft rubber landing and some bigger transitions. The other scales around 15ft and leads to an epic foam pit. These are heavily geared towards scooters and BMX’rs, but there’s plenty of airs and grabs you can be working on – so check them out.

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But wait, there’s more! Beyond the epic roll-ins and mini’s there’s an extra special 6ft half-pipe. Hiding out the back, away from the scooters and juniors lies the final piece of the puzzle, a wonderfully crafted half-pipe and given the limitations of the space it provides enough to keep the hardcore skater dudes more than happy. While it lacks the Skatelite surface (its plywood) it’s otherwise perfect in every way, and even though it doesn’t quite hit vert – its killer.

Oh, there’s also some impressive trampoline’s, a bunch of lounges and even a hangout area for the mum’s and dad’s… and the promise of much more to come. Limited free parking and plenty of amenities/food nearby make tis one awesome day out!

 

Sammy says

I have been to a lot of skate parks since we started skatin.it (at least 150 now – with some more reviews that we need to write!). But this one was absolutely one of the best!

This skatepark is great for beginners and advanced skaters, and although it is not a huge skatepark it has heaps of variety and you will never get bored. One of the highlights of this skatepark was the little mini, it was great for learning new lip tricks.

I don’t always enjoy indoor skateparks because the surface can be too slippery but this skateparks surface was perfect and grippy. I thought this skatepark had a very good vibe and there was a lot of nice kids there & the staff were awesome. Staff even took the time to have a little skate session with you and helped with some tips on tricks.

Although I didn’t get a chance to go on the trampoline and foam pit – it looked awesome – and I will have to go back and try it next time!

Thanks Playgrounds Park – that was a fun pit stop!

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Australia, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Newcastle, Skateparks

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