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Avenue Road Skate Park @ Cumberland Park

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published April 6th 2013
On your bike mate
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A Skater Demonstrates His Skills


The Skate Park on Avenue Road at Cumberland Park is a popular one for skate enthusiasts.

Not only skateboard and longboard riders, but bike riders like to bmx in the park on the ramps too.

It's only quite a modest size compared to the Minkarra Park in Flagstaff Hill, but it has the advantage of convenience for the locals. Most weekends and evenings see a large group of kids and teenagers happily sharing the park and trying new tricks with their skates.

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Off Peak @ Avenue Road Skate Park


The wall at one end helps to reduce noise for the neighbours, and together with overhanging trees provides some shade in summer. It also holds a colourful collection of street art which makes the skatepark more attractive.

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Park Rules Sign


It's not surprising that locals use the park as a meeting place too - they may bring their skate board but sometimes just sit and chat with their mates while others practice their stunts.

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BMX In The Park


When I called in first several guys had brought a bmx bike to the park, but were just sitting around talking. But after I brought the camera out they were happy to get on their bikes and put them though their paces on the ramps.

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Showing the Moves @ Cumberland Pk Skate Park


Later in the afternoon there were more skateboarders than bmx riders, and the average age was older.

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Teenagers Enjoy Hanging Around


There are also BBQ facilities and some children's play equipment in the reserve, but they are little use compared to the skate park.

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BBQ and Children's Playground


The Skate Park is open 8am to 6pm from April 1 to September 30, and 8am to 9pm from October 1 to March 31.
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Why? Keep the kids off the street
When: 8am to 6pm from April 1 to September 30, and 8am to 9pm from October 1 to March 31
Where: Avenue Rd, Cumberland Park
Cost: Free
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