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Published April 1st 2015
A skate park for all abilities
Got some teenagers who have exhausted all skate parks close to home? Then head to the Riverslide Skate Park in the Alexandra Gardens.
Catch a train to the city and get off at Flinders Street station. Riverslide skate park is a short walk over the Princes Bridge and to the left through the Alexandra Gardens after crossing the Yarra River. Meander through the gardens, along Boatshed Drive until you find the skate park - it's a bit hard to miss as there is also a cafe at the park too.
The Riverslide Skate park is open and staffed from 10am till 6pm (non daylight savings) and staffed till 8pm during daylight savings.
There is late night skating under lights till 10.30pm on Wednesday and Friday nights.
The skate park runs a host of other programs and activities such as the skate club for children aged 6-12 years. Skate club sessions are $17.50 and run each week with a professional coach. Five pass sessions are $75.
The sessions provide children with coaching and gives them an opportunity to make new friends. For more information or to book call 9663 0495 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The professional YMCA Action and Sports staff are all qualified coaches who hold working with children checks and have first aid training.
If you have a birthday party coming up, consider the Riverslide Skate Park. For $15 per child (minimum of 7 children per party) you receive a 1 hour lesson, marquee plus table and chairs for hosting your party, skateboards and safety equipment. Food isn't included, however you can hire a portable BBQ with gas bottle for an additional $5.
Head down with your board or scooter these school holidays and enjoy all that Melbourne's largest skate park has to offer.