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Best Local Skate Parks around the North Shore

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Lionel Watts Skate Park, Belrose
Lionel Watts Skate Park, Belrose

Looking for a local skate park around Sydney’s North Shore? Whether you’re a seasoned skateboarder, a scooter enthusiast, or just looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon with the kids, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the best local skate parks. Perfect for skaters of all levels, these parks offer a mix of features to help you brush up on your skills or learn some new tricks.


From bowls and ramps to rails and open flow designs, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a casual skate session, a birthday party or just want to explore new skate spots, here are our top picks for Skate Parks to visit.

Lots of playgrounds on the North Shore also have bike and scooter paths nearby, and these can be a great spot for beginners to learn to roller skate too!

Another great option is the local netball courts, if they’re open for public use.


Skate Parks on Sydney’s Lower North Shore

North Sydney Skate Plaza, Cammeray

North Sydney Skate Plaza

North Sydney Skate Plaza

The North Sydney Skate Plaza is offers a wide range of features, but is more suited to the advanced skater. If you’re a beginner, maybe try some other options first!

  • variety of angled ramps, grinding edges and bars
  • suitable for skateboard, scooter, roller blade, other wheeled recreation and a bit of parkour
  • a thick-beam patio provides shade
  • tree cover and water bubbler
  • adjoins Cammeray Park synthetic turf sporting field and Cammeray Golf Course
  • tennis courts and croquet lawns nearby

For those on public transport, it’s a 10-minute bus ride into the city.

Skating is only permitted 8am – 6pm from 1 April to 30 September and 8am – 8pm from 1 October to 31 March.

Address: Cammeray Park, 315 Ernest Street, Neutral Bay

Chatswood Skate Park, Chatswood

Chatswood Skate Park

Chatswood Skate Park

Skaters of all levels will enjoy the ramps, rails and obstacles at Chatswood Skate Park.

Nearby, Chatswood Oval also features an outdoor exercise station and playground. The fenced playground features a basket swing, wide embankment slide, trampolines, swings and climbing net with slide. It also contains a picnic setting, bench seats and an accessible bubbler. 

  • Address: Albert Ave & Orchard Rd, Chatswood 

Blackman Skate Park, Lane Cove

Blackman Skatepark, Lane Cove skate parks north shore

Blackman Skatepark, Lane Cove

The newly upgraded Blackman Skatepark in Lane Cove features innovative designs aimed at skill progression from beginner through to advanced levels and includes amenities like seating with shade, a drinking fountain, and unique artistic elements that contribute to its local identity​​.

  • Intermediate Skill Level – The design has provision for skill progression, allowing for beginners through to advanced levels, noting that most current users are intermediate.
  • Skate Vision- An interesting creative facility which is made of transition style obstacles that are unique and create flow; including a mini ramp, rationalised central spine, quarter pipe, tight quarter pipe, flat bank hip and mellow bank.

Read our review here.

  • Address: Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West 

      Skate Parks on Sydney’s Upper North Shore

      St Ives Skate Park

      St Ives Skate Park

      St Ives Skate Park

      If you have a skateboard handy, then just head over to St Ives Skate Park. It’s the perfect spot to brush up on those skills, while also gaining a little confidence on your wheels. With input from local skateboarders, the new park has an open flow and large bowl, making it a challenge for experienced riders, but also retaining safe areas for beginners to practice their skateboarding skills.

      Plus, there’s the new St Ives Village Green Park right next door, so younger kids can enjoy a play, while the big kids practice their roller-skating skills. Win, win. And it’s free!

      You can read our review here.

      • Address: St Ives Village Green

      Thornleigh Skate Park

      Thornleigh Skate Park

      Thornleigh Skate Park

      You will find Thornleigh Skate Park at Brickpit Park next to the Thornleigh Basketball stadium, with free parking underneath. You’ll also find mini golf and lots of other fun activities while you’re there.

      The skatepark features a unique large open bowl with a spine and a collection of street features, most of which are again on the larger side.

      • Address: Brickpit Park, Dartford, Thornleigh

      Berowra Skate Park

      Berowra Skate Park.

      Berowra Skate Park. Image: Skater Maps

      Berowra Skate Park is located at Berowra Oval, and is just a few minutes walk from Berowra Train Station. Opened in 2006, the street-orientated skateboard park caters to skaters, BMX riders, and scooter enthusiasts of all skill levels.

      It boasts a mix of street and transition elements, including range of banks, ledges, rails, stairs, manny pads and a bowl, providing a versatile environment for tricks and stunts. The park’s design emphasises safety and accessibility, with smooth surfaces and ample space for both beginners and experienced riders.

      • Address: Berowra Oval, Berowra Waters Road, Berowra

      Skate Parks on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

      Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields Skate Park

      Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields Skate Park

      Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields Skate Park. Image: Northern Beaches Council

      The Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields Skate Park, also known as Melwood Park, has larger banks, a single rail, and a distinctive curved quarter, providing plenty of opportunities for skaters to practise their skills. It’s located right next to the playing fields.

      This skate park has lights on every night until 9:15pm!

      • Address: Melwood Ave, Forestville

      Lionel Watts Skate Park, Belrose

      skate parks north shore

      Lionel Watts Skate Park, Belrose

      The standout feature of the innovative flow style skate park is a ‘Taco’ in the north west corner which provides extra elevation for riders. It also boasts ramped edges and a raised central section.

      The skate park will be shared by BMX riders, scooter riders and skaters, with riders from beginner to advanced standards welcome to use the community facility.

      • Address: Glen Street, Belrose

      Avalon Skate Park

      Avalon Skate Park

      Avalon Skate Park. Image: Skater Maps

      The Avalon skate park has a skatebowl, ramps and rails suitable for skateboarders of all skill levels as well scooters and inline skates. It is located behind the Avalon Surf Live Saving Club.

      Car parking is available and free for vehicles displaying a Council parking permit. Those without can buy a pay ‘n’ display ticket from the meter. Alternatively there is a nearby bus stop.

      • Address: 691 Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach

      Keirle Skate Park, Manly

      Keirle Skate Park, Manly

      Keirle Skate Park, Manly. Image: Skater Maps

      At this Manly Skate Park you will find a brick box in the middle with a few obstacles, including a bank, quarter, ledge and down rail, plus a mini ramp off to the side.

      • Address: Pittwater Road, Manly

      Mona Vale Skate Park

      skate parks north shore

      Mona Vale Skate Park features a vert ramp, skate pool, grind rails and as well as catering to skateboarder it can be used for BMX, scooters and roller skates.

      You will find a beginner skate pool which includes a long skateable ledge to accommodate level change, shared entry skate pool, a bowl that includes hip and corner extension, central diamond pyramid and an entry plaza, central refuge and viewing area.

      • Address: 1604 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale

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