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Published September 23rd 2020
Do you have a teenager who is looking for a skateboard ramp? Or perhaps you are on holidays in Nelson Bay and the kids want to ride their scooters? Around the bay, there are numerous places to scooter or ride skateboards, with plenty of scenic flat paths to ride on. If you are looking for a skateboard ramp, however, then there are some "sick" ones to choose from - which have all the ramps and rails that they will be looking for.
Have you found a good skateboard ramp around the Port Stephens area? If so, I'd love to hear about it! Our family have lived in Port Stephens for two years but we still haven't discovered everything in the area, so feel free to add your comment at the top of this article and share your local tips or discoveries. These ones below are the ones that our daughter has found, so she can ride her scooter on smooth concrete and practice some tricks. These are her top picks - what are yours?
Anna Bay has a brand new skateboard ramp at Robinson Reserve, just 15 minutes from Nelson Bay. It is an impressive skateboard ramp with some steep ramps, smaller hills, rails and a long expanse of smooth concrete to scooter on. Take the whole family to this location, as it has a playground, toilet facilities, BBQ area and Birubi Beach just a short walk over the sand. This one is the best one for smaller children, in our opinion. Parents - if you need a takeaway coffee before going there, it is a short walk from The Kiosk, at the Birubi Beach surf club. See here for a full article on Robinson Reserve. See here for a Google map to find it.
Nelson Bay Skate Ramp is located at Neil Carroll Park, between Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay. It is set back amongst the trees, so it is cool and shady in summer. It has a variety of different sized ramps and it is popular with school-age children and teenagers, in particular. There are a couple of picnic tables next to it if you want to just sit and watch. Neil Carroll Park is used for markets each weekend and in the summer school holidays there is a fair set up in the park, however, the skateboard ramp is always accessible. See here for the Port Stephens Council website, which explains all the equipment and rails. See here for a Google map to find it.
* See here for details of all the skateboard ramps and BMX tracks in Port Stephens.
Nelson Bay Skate Ramp at Neil Carroll Park. Image: Original images from Port Stephens Council website
Stockton Playground at Griffith Park isn't located in Port Stephens, but if you are travelling to Newcastle to catch the Stockton Ferry to town, then you need to allow some time to check out the playground and huge skateboard ramp near the ferry terminal. It is located 45 minutes from Nelson Bay. This playground is worth the drive, as the kids will want to spend hours playing on everything! The skate ramp itself is utilised by all ages - from adult skaters to toddlers. It has a mini ramp, mondo wall ride, handrails, angled ledges, zig-zag ledge, halfpipe and an A-frame kicker. It is the Hunter region's only street skate park. See here for a full article on the park and playground. See here for a Google map to find it.
Do you know of any more skate ramps that the kids love? If so, please leave a comment at the top of this article and it will be shown underneath, for others to read. It is the perfect way to get outside and active during the school holidays. Happy skating!