With more than 25 skate parks located across the Central Coast, there are plenty of bowls to ride, rails to slide and boxes for young ones to ollie off. Here are four of our favourite Central Coast skate parks that cater to all levels – from tots on three-wheeled scooters to teens on skateboards, plus rollerskaters, BMX bandits and rollerbladers.
Say hello to one of the biggest and best skate parks in Australia! Bateau Bay Skate Park (Bato Yard) has so much to offer, with a mix of street and transition skateboarding facilities, a small flow bowl and a massive 3.6m bowl. Pair that with parkour equipment, a basketball court and a bike path, and you’ve got yourself a fun day out!
- Description: All ages skatepark. There is little to no shade, so hats and sunscreen are needed. There are toilets in between the skatepark and Esaac Oval. There is a pedestrian tunnel inside the park that leads to Bateau Bay Square.
- Location: Bato Yard Skate Park, 460 The Entrance Road, Bateau Bay.
Banjo’s Skate Park, Terrigal
Banjo’s Skate Park is a colourful area often packed with tots on scooters, teen skateboarders, roller skaters and BMX racers.
The skate park on Terrigal Drive – opened in August 2018 – was built in memory of local Banjo Pilon, who tragically died in a skateboarding accident in 2015 at the age of 10.
It has multiple rails, an open bowl, a pump track track and multiple street elements.
- Description: All ages skatepark. There is a small shaded seat for carers to sit and watch. No shade over the park, so hats and sunscreen are needed.
- Location: Terrigal Drive (cnr Willoughby Rd).
The Entrance Skate Park
This skate park probably has one of the nicest views around. Situated inside Picnic Point Reserve, The Entrance Skate Park was professionally designed and includes a fantastic pyramid, as well as everything required for practising off tricks (stairs, rails, blocks and mounds). It also has 450m bike path that wraps around it, and has proven popular with BMX riders, rollerbladers and scooters.
- Description: All ages skatepark. Be mindful of the proximity to the water with little ones. There is little to no shade, so hats and sunscreen are needed. There are toilets at Picnic Point Reserve and are close to the skatepark and bike track.
- Location: Picnic Point Reserve, Tuggerah Pde (opposite Manning Rd), The Entrance.
Wadalba Skate Park
You’ll find this gem up in the north, just in front of the Wadalba Sports Complex. It’s a favourite with local tweens and teens, and has an enclosed concrete bowl, a street area, stairs, rails, blocks and mounds. There’s also a bike track that’s best suited to confident riders as it’s a bit steep in parts.
- Description: All ages skatepark. There is little to no shade, so hats and sunscreen are needed.
- Location: Cnr Pacific Hwy and Louisana Rd, Kanwal.