We have officially found our favourite skate park in Adelaide and it’s at West Beach Skate and BMX Park (PS – if you know a better one please let us know!). With something to suit just about every level of rider we love that our little beginners can scoot and skate somewhere where they can also watch and learn from those a lot older with awesome skills.
Right next to the building that houses the toilets, covered tables and DaKlinic shop is a small skate bowl. With a graduated entrance, even the newest novices can find somewhere to enter and learn some skills. The bowl deepens to an intermediate level and you’ll find most of the novice/intermediate skaters and scooters here, including many with great skills just learning new tricks.
West Beach Skate and BMX Park also houses a huge half pipe where beginners and experts alike can be found (usually not at the same time though!). There are also a few grind boards and rails spread around the whole park area, with varying degree of difficulty.
And just a few metres away is a huge bowl – we have only seen some pretty serious skateboards riding in here on our recent visits, and note that our kids could hardly even climb out again when they did dare to go in! But for those with skills it looks awesome 🙂
Just across the small carpark there is also a small BMX park. With 2 tracks, both catering to kids who are confident beginners or intermediate riders there is some fun to be had on the bikes here. Not as good as the Kurrangga tracks in the CBD, but we have spent an hour or two riding here in addition to the skate park recently. This area also has covered tables and chairs for watching parents 🙂
On many weekends the small on-site shop opens where you can grab drinks, snacks and skate gear and they play some cool tunes which adds a great feel. We have found other skaters at West Beach Skate Park to be really cool and welcoming to our kids which is great to see them helping out the younger generation.
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West Beach Skate Park is located On Africaine Road, West Beach. Just off Tapley’s Hill Road where it crosses the Patawalonga River.