When it opened in the late 90’s Tuggeranong Skatepark was one of the best in Australia, an epic collection of vert and street beautifully positioned on the edge Lake Tuggeranong. That was a long time ago and although its still a lot of fun to skate, its time for an upgrade. The surface is showing its age, the coping is well beat up and its all just a bit sad looking.
The eclectic setup starts with a couple of unique half-pipe relics that have a cement base but a metal surface. The large one is around 12ft and the smaller around 8ft and while they are fast and furious the surface is full of kinks and dents and edges that stick out. There’s also a decent amount of rust and gunk – just like the bark rings of of tree Im sure it has captured a rich history, its just not the best surface to skate on. The street section is a series of 5-6ft quarters (including a spine) scattered around the perimeter as well as a small central funbox. There’s also a fun 3ft mini hiding up the back and a weird snake run thing that ends with a mini half-bowl… eclectic right? If you’re in Canberra its worth checking out, but there’s a lot more on offer at Belco and Woden
Located with in the grounds of the luscious Tuggeranong Town Park there’s plenty of amenities around including BBQ’s, a Leisure Centre, playground and plenty of free parking. You could probably even go fishing if you were really keen. A 10 minute walk south east takes you to ‘downtown’ Tuggeranong where you can find a decent feed and also Trilogy Skateshop for all your skateboarding hardware needs.