Looking for Melbourne skateparks? You’re in luck. We’ve picked some of the best places to hone your skills no matter your weapon, whether that be a skateboard, skates, a BMX or a scooter. These parks are loaded with ledges, ramps, pipes and plenty of bowls, meaning they’re great for beginners and experienced skaters.
Looking for a super fun old-school bowl? You can’t go wrong at Fitzroy Bowls Skatepark, which is located on the north side of Edinburgh Gardens. There are several concrete bowls to try, including a small double bowl that’s great for beginners.
This beachside skatepark was built in Marina Reserve in St Kilda and features a range of different coloured concrete banks and bowls. The big bowl varies from around five to seven feet in depth, with some extensions reaching almost eight feet. There are also numerous stairs, banks, hips and rollovers, with a mixture of granite and concrete across the park. Thanks to its prime location, it gets crazy busy on weekends, but go mid-week if you’re looking for an uninterrupted ride.
Everyone raves about the Shed, and for good reason. This indoor skatepark has everything: a huge street course, a vertical ramp, a bowl and a very impressive (and very fun) air bag. The entire park is covered with a special ramp surface so it’s super smooth to ride on, too. Designed by skaters and BMXers, it caters for all levels and is open late on Fridays and Saturdays.
After a A+ makeover in 2017, Box Hill Skatepark is revamped and ready to roll. Here you’ll find a range of ledges, rails and ramps as well as three bowls and a snake-style course to traverse. There’s a separate beginners area, new shade shelters, a half-sized basketball court and automatic lighting.
Best for street skaters, this CBD skatepark is located in a northern pocket of Alexandra Gardens. It overlooks the the Yarra, and you can have a go on a bunch of different ledges, banks, pipes and more. There’s a range of different terrains, meaning it’s great for all ages and all abilities. Covering about 1800 square metres, Riverslide is also the only park in town that’s staffed seven days a week. Beginners and little tykes can even book in a lesson with the staff, who will also get you sorted with boards, protection gear and anything else you need.
A relatively newer indoor skatepark on the scene is Empire, located in the bayside suburb of Braeside. Catering to all abilities, Empire has a range of ramp sizes, wooden ramps (which feel less intimidating than concrete and metal ones) as well as an excellent foam pit.