New York City has been a Mecca for skaters since the ’60s when skaters of all varieties sought refuge in the gnarly skateparks scattered throughout the city.The streets of New York City are home to thousand skaters who have made this city a prime spot that any level surfer can enjoy. With unique and gnarly spots throughout all five boroughs, there’s sure never an empty stretch where you’ll find yourself without something new.
And with the recent resurgence of interest in skateboarding, more and more people are hitting the pavement in search of the perfect spot to session. Whether you’re looking for a challenging street course or a laid-back park to cruise around in, here are the best skateparks in NYC.
LES Coleman Skatepark
The LES skatepark is a must-visit for any skater coming to NYC. It offers a wide variety of obstacles, from small chiefs and manual pads to stairs, rails, hips, kickers, and a giant apple. The park is in great shape, with only a few small areas where the flat concrete is showing its age. The atmosphere is gritty and reminiscent.
The skatepark is unsupervised, so skaters must be extra careful when using the facility. Additionally, only inline skates are permitted,no bikes are allowed.
Location: 62 Monroe St &, Pike St, New York, NY 10002.
Pier 62 Skatepark
Pier 62 Skatepark is an oval shaped concrete skatepark of about 15,000 sq ft. Its main features are a 10-foot-deep pool, a flow area and a street section. The flow area offers a wide variety of banks, transitions, hips and roll in spots including an over vert clam-shell, the flow area is 9 Ft. at its deepest.
Street skaters will enjoy the handrails, hubbas, manual pads, quarter pipes and grind boxes.Skaters of all levels are welcome and there is no charge for entry.
Location: 143 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011.
Thomas Jefferson Skatepark
Thomas Jefferson have ramps, rails, steps, two skate benches, and a platform area. This is an unsupervised skate park, so please use caution while enjoying the facilities. BMX bikes, inline skates, scooters, and skateboards are allowed. However, large bikes are not allowed.
What’s not to love about Thomas Jefferson Skatepark? This is the perfect place for beginners and experienced skaters alike. The mini ramp, with its low curb on one side makes it easy enough that even someone who doesn’t know how skateboard can have fun here.There are no big metal edges or anything super difficult in this smallish park , just some smooth pavement outside if you want flat ground all around your session 8 days per week (or whenever).
Location: East 114th Street and the FDR Drive Thomas Jefferson Park, New York, NY 10029.
Hours: Open 7am-10 pm.
The Riverside is a 27,000 square foot concrete skate park located in the Riverside Railyard area of the city.It comes with ramps, rails, and other skating obstacles, making it a popular destination for skaters of all skill levels. The park is open to the public during daylight hours, and there is no charge for use.
Skateboards, inline skates, and BMX bikes are permitted, but scooters and rollerblades are not. The park is unsupervised, so skaters are urged to use caution and skate at their own risk.
Location: Riverside Dr &, W 108th St, New York, 10025.
Millennium is a 14,000 square foot skate park located in Brooklyn, New York. The park opened in 2001 and was designed by professional skater Andy Kessler. It is home to both a street section and bowl section, with one of the bowls measuring eight feet deep.
This park have Hubbas, Spines, Roll-ins, Jump boxes, and Ledges. The park also has a large quarterpipe, a funbox, and a wallride. For bowl skaters, the park features a mini ramp, a bowl, and a bank.The Millennium Skatepark is lit up at night, making it the perfect place to skate after dark.
Location: Colonial Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11220.
Hamilton Bridge Skatepark
Hamilton Bridge Skate Park is the largest skate park in NYC. It has concrete ramps, steel grinding areas, rails, and urban skateboarding features.It is open to the public from dawn to dusk..The Hamilton Bridge Skate Park is a really cool place to check out graffiti art and enjoy some great views of the city.
It’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re into skateboarding or street art. Just be aware that there are often homeless people around, but they’re generally harmless if you leave them alone. Keep moving and enjoy the sights.
Location: 2401 Amsterdam Avenue Highbridge Park, 7349, New York, NY 10033.
McCarren is a small, free public skate park open to all ages and abilities. The skatepark is made of concrete and features a quarter pipe with a sloped curb wall, ledges, stairs, rails, and a quarter pipe. There is also a beginner area with smaller obstacles.
It is open during daylight hours and is patrolled by security guards. Skaters are required to wear helmets and pads. BMX bikes are not allowed. skaters can bring their own boards and skate at their own risk.
Location: 61 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Astoria Skatepark is a 21,500 square-foot facility that provides ample space for maximum flow. Skaters can enjoy multiple levels with stairs, rails, banks, and ledges of varying heights and sizes to accommodate all skill levels. The skate park also features concrete pavements for added stability and durability.
It is important to remember to always wear the proper safety gear while skating, in order to avoid injury. With the right precautions, the Astoria Skatepark is a fun and safe place for skaters of all levels to enjoy themselves.
Location: Hoyt Ave S, Astoria, NY 11102.
London Planetree Skatepark
The 10,000 square-foot London Planetree Skate Park opened in June 2013, and has quickly become a popular destination for skaters of all levels.It is a small street park packed with rails, ledges,stairs, wallride and bank. Additionally, the skate plaza has a long brick quarter pipe as well as many pads of different sizes.
Another notable feature is the euro gap, which is absent from many other parks in the area. Lastly, the hubba ledges are of varying heights, giving skaters of all skill levels a challenge. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, London Planetree Skate Park is sure to have something for you.
Location: London Planetree Playground 89th St. &, Atlantic Ave, Jamaica, NY 11416.
Far Rockaway Skatepark
Far Rockaway is a one-of-a-kind skatepark that features a plaza section with a variety of grind ledges, a set of stairs with handrail and hubba ledges, and a solid hipped bank. The park also has an entire transition area that includes various bowled corners, rolled edges, and a volcano.
This community space that was designed for skateboarders, scooter riders, and inline skaters.It is open to the public from dawn till dusk and does not have any supervision. The skate park is made up of concrete ramps and features that were built over a pre-existing parking lot.This all-inclusive park is sure to have something for everyone.
Location: Seagirt Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.
Canarsie Skate Park is a concrete skate plaza complete with boxes, rails, and ramps. The park also features an obstacle course around the perimeter, which provides skateboarders with the opportunity to practice more tricks.This is a really fun skate park located in an interesting area of Brooklyn.
It comes with a few decent ledges, various rails and Hubbas, and a very good angled manual pad. There are also a few fun banks. I spent a couple hours at the skate park and would definitely skate there more often if I lived closer.
Location: Seaview Ave. & Paedergat Ave. N Canarsie Park, Brooklyn, NY 11236.
River Avenue Skatepark
River Avenue Skate Park is one of the first skate parks in the city to use traditional materials from New York City Parks. This 10,000 square-foot concrete skate park has stairs, rails, ledges, benches, banks, gaps, and transitioned elements in a plaza setting. The skate park was designed closely with the skateboard community to ensure that it met their needs and expectations.
River Avenue Skate Park is perfect for locals to get their skate fix. The flow of the park can be weird to get used to, but once you do, there are plenty of street spots to skate and stores close by. The only downside is that it can be loud by the train station. However, overall, the park is a great place to skate and hang out with friends.
Location: River Avenue Parks, 100 E 157th St, The Bronx, NY 10451.
Tribeca skatepark is an 8,800 square foot skatepark designed by California Skateparks. It is street inspired and includes obstacles such as stair sets, rails, hubbas, ledges of various sizes, manual pads, and a bank to bank gap. While it is smaller than some skateparks, it is nonetheless a good place to practice skating skills.
It is smooth and offers skaters a variety of challenges to keep them entertained. In addition, the park is well-maintained, making it a safe and enjoyable skating.
Location: West Street &, N Moore St, New York, NY 10013.
Maloof is a 16,000-square-foot concrete plaza style skatepark that includes a great number of steps, jumps, ledges, rails, a 4 ft quarter pipe, and a 5–6 ft vert wall. The features vary in size and the park is ideal for beginner to advanced skaters.
Skaters will enjoy the smooth ground and solid kicker ramps at this park. The ramps are also mello but still fun. Overall, Maloof skatepark is a best destination to enjoy some skating with friends.
Location: Astral Fountain Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368.
Mullaly skatepark is located near the Mullaly community center.There are ramps, boxes, a miniramp, and lights. The spine, Hubba, roll-in, jump box, quarterpipe, funbox, handrail, bank, and wallride are some of its features. Admission is free for all ages.
There is also a designated area for BMX riders. Helmets are required for all riders. Restrooms are located inside the Mullaly community center.
Location: E 164th St &, River Ave, The Bronx, NY 10452.
Bronx Skate Park is a 6,000 square-foot facility that provides skaters with a smooth skating surface and modern equipment.It has a quarter pipe, bank ramps with ledges, a skate pyramid, and grind rails. This is an unsupervised skate park. Skaters are encouraged to wear proper safety gear while using the facilities. Admission is free here.
Location: Bronx Park East &, Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10467.
While there are many great skateparks in New York, the ones we’ve listed are some of our favorites. If you have a favorite park that we didn’t mention, be sure to let us know in the comment section below. We hope you enjoy skating at these parks as much as we do.