The best skate parks in Sydney

Strap on the kneepads and hit one of these top spots for mini skaters
Photograph: Daniel Boud
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The beauty of a skate park is that it's usually free to shred, and all ages are welcome. These skate parks cater for kids and teens, as well as adults, and they're great places to learn. 

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Bondi Beach Skate Park
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Bondi Beach Skate Park

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Much like its neighbouring beach, this skate park can get a little crowded. It's essentially a warm-up spot for the Bondi Bowl - which is not recommended for beginners (it's a hard fall and a steep climb out). For younger skaters, the best time to head there is early in the day, when regular skaters are out in the surf.
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Macquarie Fields SkatePark
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Macquarie Fields SkatePark

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It looks a little lacklustre – all grey concrete – but this park has some decent-sized banks and humps. And lights! The street section is big and smooth and there’s a bowl with a couple of ladders to climb out on (or grind down).

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North Sydney Skate Plaza
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North Sydney Skate Plaza

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This little street plaza has gaps to clear, banks to hit and rails to grind at low enough heights for beginners. It's bright green so your targets are clear, which makes it a little easier to practise landings.
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Monster Skatepark
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Monster Skatepark

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The Monster Skatepark is one of the best equipped parks in Australia, with an indoor street course and an outdoor vert and mini ramps. There is also a skate shop on site and an entertainment lounge for relaxing. This park attracts big international and local skating heroes and runs workshops and events.

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Waterloo Skatepark
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Waterloo Skatepark

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This street-style plaza has just about everything you need: blocks, ledges, manual pads, banks, stairs, rails, a flat bar, a mini-ramp and a steep wall (for the daring!) There's ample space to practise your technique.

Where to go when it's raining

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Indoor sports in Sydney

Don't let Sydney's moody weather interrupt your fitness agenda – just head indoors. The city has a number of fun indoor activities at your carefully-curled-for-a-volleyball-pike fingertips. Here are some of the best and where you can try them.

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