On Your Skates – Best Skate Parks Around Ryde

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The kids might be waiting patiently for the awesome new skate park (and much more) in Meadowbank to be underway, but there’s plenty of skate parks to try out in the meantime. Here’s a list sure to get kids on their skates!


Gladesville Skate Park

Located: North western corner of Gladesville Reserve adjacent to Victoria Road

Features: Jersey barrier, ledges and rails and a sculptured metal flat bank


Macquarie Park Skate Park

Location: Shrimpton Creek, near 11 Narromine Way, Macquarie Park

Inclusions: Concrete donut bowl

Carlingford Skate Park

Location: John Wearn Reserve Farnell Avenue, Carlingford

Features: Quarter pipes, banks, grind rail and funbox


West Epping Park

Location: Ward Street, Epping (near the YMCA)

Features: Grind rail and quarter pipes


Lane Cove West Skate Park

Location: Lloyd Rees Rd, Lane Cove West

Features: Concrete street course and mini ramp


Sydney Olympic Park known as Monster Skate Park

N.B This skatepark is currently closed due to fire damage


Telopea Skate Park

Location: Sturt Park Sturt Street near Evans Road, Telopea within walking distance of Telopea train station

Features: Quarter pipes, banks, grind rail, funbox and a recently completed mini bowl


Parramatta Skate Park

Location: James Ruse Reserve Harris Street near Hassall Street, Harris Park, a short walking distance from Parramatta train station and bus interchange

Features: Halfpipes, funbox, grind rails and a 9ft bowl


Chatswood Skate Park

Location: Cnr Orchard Rd and Albert Rd, Chatswood

Features: 5ft open bowl at one end and a 5ft flatbank at the other, as well as a central pyramid, a 3ft mini, heaps of ledges of varying heights and lengths, some rails, and a funbox


If you are wondering about the Meadowbank Park Outdoor Youth and Family Recreation Space, it looks like things will be underway soon. You can read more about it here.