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Canberra's Skate Parks

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by Sue W (subscribe)
New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Published August 17th 2015
Skate Parks for all ages to enjoy
Are you looking for ways to entertain your skateboarding teenager this weekend? Or somewhere to take your scooter-riding kids these school holidays? Or you love to skate yourself and are looking for the best park in Canberra?

Canberra has seven impressive Skate Parks around the city and suburbs, as well as twelve parks around Canberra that have skating facilities incorporated into playgrounds.

Although I know very little about skating, I have been to all of these parks with our little girl and her (even smaller) scooter to play on and ended up chatting with local skaters. Most are happy with the facilities in Canberra and depending on your location, there isn't one far away...

North of Canberra's CBD:

If you are living or staying north of Canberra, there are two impressive skate parks to choose from, starting with the Belconnen Skate Park.

Often described as the best in Canberra, this Skate Park is located at Emu Bank on Lake Ginninderra. The older part of the park was built in 1990 and when it was upgraded in 2011, it was the biggest skate park in Australia at the time. As you walk towards it, the sheer size of the area is huge - a "must do" for skateboarders in Canberra, generally regarded as the favourite.

Belconnen Skate park, Canberra, Belconnen, things to do with teenagers, school holidays
Belconnen Skate Park.

Yerabi Ponds Skate Park in Gungahlin has skate park as well as a toddler playground, flying foxes (not for the faint hearted!), basketball court and undercover and outdoor BBQ areas for the rest of the family as well.

Yerabi Ponds Skae Park, Amaroo, Gungahlin, ACT
Yerabi Ponds Skate Park, Gungahlin

Crace in Gungahlin also has a popular skating area in Narden Street near the tennis courts with ramps and rails to slide down. Also great for kids scooters, it has a popular playground nearby.

South of Canberra's CBD:

If you are South of the City there are four to choose from with Eddison Park in Phillip (Woden) the largest.

This Skate park will impress any skater and it is easy to see why this is seen as possibly the 2nd most popular park in Canberra. The area can get very crowded after school, weekends and school holidays so keep this in mind when planning your visit. With a BBQ area nearby and plenty of undercover seating, many hours could be spent here enjoying this facility.

Eddison Park Skate park, Woden, playground, BBQ area, school holidays, canberra
Eddison Skate Park

Also down south is the Tuggeranong Skate Park. Located minutes from Tuggeranong Centre, this Skate Park is another popular park for local's with Tuggeranong Lake, children's playground and BBQ's nearby. This Skate Park is enjoyed by all ages and abilities and is large enough to accommodate all.

Tuggeranong Skate park, Canberra, Skateboarding, scooters
Tuggeranong Skate Park, minutes from Tuggeranong Town Centre.

Wanniassa also has Erindale Banks Skate Park with access from Grattan Court. This area is hidden behind Erindale shopping centre and is earmarked to be demolished when the council starts redeveloping Erindale, however the timing hasn't been confirmed. The sign at the edge of the bowl says that is for a high level of ability. Tuggeranong Skate Park (above) is the preferred park and is only five minutes drive away and larger in size.

Wanniassa Skate Park, Erindale shops, Gratton court, Skateborading in canberra
Wanniassa Skate Park.

Weston Creek has a Skate Park off Dillon Close. It is walking distance from Coolaman Court Shopping Centre and McDonalds, making this a popular place for skaters of all ages.

Weston Creek Skate park, Canberra, Weston Creek, what to do with teenagers in Canberra, school holidays
Weston Creek Skate Park.


If you are in the City, the Yard Skate Park is located at Ballumbir Street, a short walk from the Canberra Centre Shopping Centre.

Canberra City Skate aprk, Bullimar street, canberra skate parks, 2015
Source: ACT TAMS website

Also not far from the CBD is Westside Acton Park - a pop up village made from shipping containers. This village has ramps that can be pulled across into the centre of the village to be used for BMX competitions and shows. They will soon be opening Adrenalin Boardstore which sells skateboards, so it is possible that the BMX ramps could also utilised by skaters. Keep an eye on their website and facebook for updates for when their store will open.

Westside Acton Park, Skateboarding in Canberra
Ramps can be pulled out into the centre of the village.

There are also twelve playgrounds around Canberra which have smaller skating areas.

Canberra South:
Kambah Bowl - with access off Springbett Street, adjacent to Kambah High School.
Fadden Pines - with access off Bugden Avenue.
Richardson has an area located adjacent to the shops.
Lanyon (Conder) - with access from Sidney Nolan Place.
Rivett Mini ramp - with access from Goodenia Street.
Stirling Mini ramp - with access from Sherrat Place.
Macarthur has an area located at the playground in Coyne Street.

Canberra North:
Campbell - has an area with access from Blamey Place.
Charnwood Bowl - with access from Dean Place.
Kippax Mini (Holt) - with access from Kippax Place.
Barton Mini Ramp is located at Telopea Park.
Flynn has an area located at the playground at George Simpson Park.

Whilst enjoying the Skate Parks, there are so many other sports and activities to enjoy on your own, or as a family with the kids.

Yerrabi Pond playground, basketball, skateboarding, playgrounds, Gungahlin,
Yerabi Pond Skatepark - enjoy a game of basketball or brave the flying fox afterwards..if you dare!

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