Fairly old skatepark in the North East suburbs of Sydney. I say old because the cement surface feels like its been here since the stone age. It’s bordering on un-skatable. Add to that a completely uninspired setup which has too much flat to string any tricks together and quarters that are too small and you’ll understand why it’s best to give this one a miss.
It is, however, perfectly suited for scooters and BMX’rs which probably explains why that’s all you’ll see here. Lots of young teens hanging out while parents do their shopping across the road at the monster shopping centre. The actual setup is a very basic street course, starting with a large 7ft roll-in that leads to simple triangle ‘fun’ box. At the other end is very wide 3 sided open bowl that has varying heights ranging from 3-4ft. The coping is small and buried deep in the cement, and the surface (as mentioned) is kind of like smooth gravel.
The surrounding park is nice enough and has a kiddies playground, larger oval and even a tennis court if that’s your thing. The shopping center across the road has loads of free parking and the usual fast food options.
Located just north of Sydney CBD is this cracking plaza style skatepark designed and built by the ever awesome Convic. The park is reasonably sized and jam packed with banks, gaps, ledges, stairs and rails of all sizes. The surface is perfectly smooth and very fast – its easily one of the cities best skate spots.
Because this park is so very awesome you always have to expect a crowd here – and it attracts everyone from scooter kids, to BMX’ers to inline skaters. But its always a good session and the park has such a great setup that there is something for everyone – from the noobs and hardcore.
Not a lot of parking around but you can usually find something just beside the park on Ernest Street. There’s plenty of food and amenities a short walk in most directions and if its your thing you can take in a round of golf afterwards… or head straight to Waterloo and continue the jam!
Built in 2001, Chatswood is a medium sized skatepark located just near the main shopping district in downtown Chatswood. The park consists of a 5ft half bowl with extension, a couple of 5-6 ft banks featuring boxes, rails and extensions & finally a 2ft quarter leads down to a small funbox and handrail. While the park does have a good variety of transitions its not easy to string good lines together due to the overall design/setup. The surface is also little rough overall and bumpy on some of the transitions. Also the coping has been set deep in some places and beaten up by BMX’rs in others. But despite all of this there’s still enough here for a decent jam. Weekday’s are best because it fills up with BMX’rs and scooter kids on the weekends.
Right across the road from a large shopping centre so plenty of food and amenities around. There’s is also some parking but most of it isnt free.