Shayla Dame Skatepark

Formerly known as Round Rock Skatepark, this is an impressive spot that’s part of a well equipped community centre. The skatepark takes up quite a large area and features and sprawling street course and a large bowl.

The street course is an end-to-end setup starting with a series of 4-5ft banks and transitions that lead to a bunch of obstacles including stairs, rails, hubba’s and boxes. At the far end the street section rounds out with a few more banks and transitions as well as a little pyramid hip and and a 3-4ft transition. Scattered throughout there is a few interesting bits and pieces like a rough-as-guts 3ft trannie with chunky pool style edging. The layout is awesome and you can get solid lines from one and to the other and back, a lot of fun.

The bowl is a bit of a monster and has three areas. Firstly the smaller end gets to around 6ft and has various entries, transitions and extensions. The central section is just a couple of extensions one that’s a full circle thing and the other an over vert pool edged transition. Rounding it off is the larger pool end which is around 10ft and wondrously wide with a smooth transition. The simplicity of the big end makes it beautiful to skate.

A solid skatepark with a well thought out design and great for skaters of all skill levels. The only gripe would be the quality of the edging and coping thats a bit rough and chunky in parts…. but all part of the fun.

The park also features a great shaded area where you can watch all the action from (and take a break from the summer heat). The surrounding parkland is all very lovely and there’s a few other sporting facilities around (basketball, tennis). Plenty of free parking nearby. Check out the official site for more details.