If your adventuresome little skater likes to carve and ollie and has started turning your furniture and household items into a skating playground, we've got a better idea. Take them to one of these skate parks in Long Island, where roller skaters, bladers, skateboarders, trick bikers, and more daredevils 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. Many require helmets or other safety gear. Check the specific requirements before heading out.
Baldwin Skate Park features ramps, quarter pipes, half-pipes, rails, and bleachers for spectators. All areas are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. Kids ages 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult. Bikes are not permitted.
This 15,000-square-foot facility 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 provide an endless wave of fun. Helmets are required.
The skate 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. Standout features include a bowl, A frame, rails, a flat bar, and plenty of transition space. An ode to its location, it has a surf theme.
This park is specifically designed for skateboarding and in-line skating. Located inside a 160-foot-by-100-foot fenced-in area, it boasts seven ramps. The lowest is 2-feet high and the highest is 4 feet. Additionally, there are two rails for skateboarders. Thrill to quarter pipe rails, a half-pipe, square grind rail, a 3-foot-by-8-foot spine, a wedge, and grinding steps.
This park features an all-concrete street course with a 40-foot wide mini ramp with a 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.
Located 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, handrails, and a low box, and quarter pipes, while the concrete vertical bowl area features two bowls.
This Southampton facility features obstacles and jumps. Skaters must register and a parent/guardian must be present for skaters 16 and younger, though skaters younger than 7 are not allowed in the park. Annual and day passes are available.
Located at Stozky Memorial Park on Pulaski Street, this Riverhead 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.
Steps away from the Brookhaven Aquatic Center, this state-of-the-art facility includes hubba ledges, China bank sections, rainbow rails, grind rails, and more. Skaters must wear protective gear and the park closes when equipment is wet or icy.