If your adventuresome little skater dude or gal likes to carve and ollie, turning your furniture and household items into a skating playground, then this post is for you.
Take them instead to one of these skate parks across Long Island, where roller skaters, bladers, skateboarders, trick bikers, and more can show off their stunts, fully padded and protected of course. Note: Most of these facilities are skate at your own risk and require parental waivers for skaters 16 and younger. Check requirements before heading out.
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Baldwin Skate Park — Baldwin
Baldwin Skate Park features ramps, quarter pipes, half pipes, rails, and bleachers for spectators. All areas are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. All skaters must register prior to using the park.
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The Town of Oyster Bay skate park in Bethpage offers 15,000 square feet of challenges. Photo courtesy of the park
Bethpage SkatePark — Bethpage
This 15,000-square-foot faciluty is described as a "flow skate park." The smaller section is similar to riding in a smooth ditch while the larger bowl and half pipe with spine are an endless wave of fun. Helmets are required.
Long Beach Skate Park — Long Beach
The park can be accessed by entering from Pine Street on the National Boulevard side of the Long Beach Recreation Center. It is located right next to the dog park and the municipal boat launch ramp.
Manorhaven Beach Skate Spot — Manorhaven
Located in Manorhaven Beach Park, this Town of North Hempstead skatepark features half pipes, a pool, ramps, an elevated plaza, and and ledges.
Nickerson Beach Skate Park — Lido Beach
This park is specifically designed for skateboard and in-line skating. Located inside a 160-foot-by-100-foot fenced-in area, the park boasts seven ramps. The lowest is 2-feet high and highest is 4 feet. Additionally, there are two rails for skate boarders. Thrill to quarter pipe rails, a half pipe, square grind rail, a 3-foot-by-8-foot spine, a wedge, and grinding steps.
Greenlawn Skate Park — Greenlawn
Located in Veterans Park, on the corner of Broadway and Cuba Hill Road, the 9,200-square-foot facility provides for street and vertical bowl areas. The street area has a number of stairs, hand rails and low box and quarter pipes, while the concrete vertical bowl area features two bowls.
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Wear a helmet if you dare challenge Greenport Skate Park's multiple jumps. Photo courtesy of the park
Greenport Skate Park — Greenport
This park features an all-concrete street course with a 40-foot wide mini ramp with spine that connects to the street course. It also boasts a 40-foot wide by 12-foot high vertical ramp. The mini ramp and vertical ramp are wood construction with coated steel sheathing. Helmets and pads are mandatory.
Montauk Skate Park — Montauk
Montauk Skate Park, located on South Essex Street, features a course of obstacles, including an empty in-ground, kidney-shaped pool. It is considered ideal for beginner or novice skaters.
Red Creek Skate Park — Hampton Bays
This Town of Southampton facility features obstacles and jumps. Skaters must register and a parent/guardian must be present for skaters 16 and younger. Annual and day passes are available.
Riverhead Town Skate Park — Riverhead
Located at Stozky Memorial Park on Pulaski Street, the Town of Riverhead's park features 13,500 square feet of expert area and 8,000 square feet for beginners. Both areas feature half pipes, quarter pipes, mini ramps, grind rails, fun boxes, and speed bumps. Skaters must wear helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads. Wrist guards are recommended.
A version of this post was published in 2015. It was updated in August 2018.