Adelaide’s newest indoor skatepark is OPEN and our resident skater boys Callum and Harvey (and Dad Scott) have been greasing their bearings for weeks getting ready for their visit! Keep reading to find out what they thought of The Compound.
The Compound is Adelaide’s only publicly accessible indoor wooden skate park full stop! Centrally located if you’re a northerner, but absolutely worth the drive to Dry Creek regardless.
If you know skateparks, then you know that being indoors means clean, dry, warm and as safe as its ever gonna get. Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean you need to waste the day mashing the buttons on Tony Hawk. It looks beautiful, the wood feels welcoming, and the transitions are to die for! Ramp sections are all joined, and you can progress from a 2 foot mini’s, step by step all the way up to 10 foot vert. There is a nice wide slide box adjacent a mini step down and a well-considered spine which minimises overshooting out to flat.
For the heroes amongst you that “qualify” there is a 10 foot roll in to quarter booter which can also be set up with an airbag to practice some really big tricks. When its not wet the adjoining outdoor area opens and a handful of street modules can be arranged to your liking allowing more space and options for your session (a resurfacing of the yard is planned for future development)
If you haven’t already guessed from the description above, The Compound ain’t the place for under 5’s on their 3 wheel scooters. You’ll need to be fairly confident on your wheels to have fun here. We’d say around 8 years and over, although I’m sure there are a few younger confident groms out there who will love it.
There is an excellent chillout area to pad up and hang afterwards and heaps of space for the olds. There is spring water on tap and drinks vending machine to keep you pepped, a basic coffee dispenser will keep spectators warm while they watch.
At $25 bucks per person for a 2 hour session in a spot as cool as this it’s excellent value. You can even pre arrange 1 on 1 lessons with Josh for $50 per hour on either Scooter or Skateboard. (Note: each session allows a maximum of 15 riders, of which 3 BMX’ers are permitted at a time however private sessions can accommodate more)
Of course appropriate shoes and helmets are required but I always recommend donning a good set of pads to keep the progression session going strong. Don’t waste your time on the sidelines when you could be all amongst it. Don’t let your pride get in the way of building confidence and giving it your all.
You literally can’t get into or out of the place without passing through their extensive skate shop stocking your next sweet ride, upgrade, hardware and team apparel software. If you’ve ever been to M&M’s World as a chocolate fan, well this place is every bit as bright as that and exciting for a big kid skate Dad like me! Show your support and shop local.
We give The Compound a big 10 out of 10
10am til 6pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday’s