Galston Skatepark

Cracking little urban fringe skatepark and while it’s not easy to get to (a solid 1hr drive from Sydney CBD) it was well worth it the trip.

Spread over a small sized area, the street course has a plethora of banks, rails, stairs, hubba’s and fun-boxes. As well as a smattering of smaller quarters and a larger (3ft) curved transition. Lots of fun can be had just cruising around grinding, sliding and lip tricking the hell out of everything.

The centre piece is a beautiful old-school bowl that starts at about 6ft in the shallow and rises to 9ft in the deep. It features some chunky pool style cement coping, fairly tight transitions and much vert. The surface is a tad slippery and well worn but if you like shredding bowls, this one is solid.

The skatepark is part of a larger parks and recreational area that is full of pretty trees and fields and amenities like seating, bubblers and parking. There’s even a pool and canteen right next door.

Excellent skatepark!

Cherrybrook Skatepark

Odd little bowl hidden behind an epic sporting complex and shopping centre in the North West suburbs of greater Sydney. It’s odd in that it’s so very tiny in height (maybe, just maybe 3ft), yet it has an epic flat expanse in between the transitions. It’s basically a very¬†wide open bowl thing with a couple of extensions. The surface is kind of course/rough and the coping is really small and buried. While its not the most enticing skatepark, it is perfectly suited to kiddie shredders & noobs. A great place to learn dropping and or rock-to-fakie’s on a small, forgiving bowl. Oh, and there’s lights!

Plenty of parking (not all free tho) and its right alongside a shopping complex so food & amenities abound. There’s are basketball & tennis courts and lots of grassy knoll’s around if that’s your thing.

Thornleigh Skatepark

Review coming soon, in the meantime here are our photos.