With skateboarding recently making its Olympic debut, it’s no wonder your little skaters and extreme inline skaters are looking for a place to practice their tricks and improve on their skills. Head to one of these skateparks in Hong Kong where they’ll be able to look cool and play safe. From where to buy wheels to the best indoor and outdoor skate parks, this guide has you sorted! Drop, cruise, and go.
A top favorite in HK, this awesome skating bowl – modelled after the famous park on Bondi Beach and overseen by Convic – is a must for beginners to pros alike. Tackle on the smoothly curved sand-colored concrete, the three half-pipes, and different leveled rails and ramps. On the park grounds, there’s also a lawn to suntan, a climbing wall for non-skating siblings, and a jogging track for moms and dads, as well as a playground for the littlest ones. Facilities also include showers, drinking fountains, changing rooms, and a first-aid room. Bring your tiny Tony Hawk and practice his famous kickflip McTwist.
Tseung Kwan O Velodrome, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, Open Daily 8am -10pm
Recently renovated, “The Foo” spans 1,600 sq. m and was the first in Hong Kong to be certified by as an international standard skate-park. This ones a great place to get going and practice, particularly because it is divided into three sections for beginners, intermediates, and experts. If your kid is just starting out, they’ll have a ball testing their limits on the beginners’ runs, but also getting inspired by the advanced teens doing tricks nearby on the quarter pipes, stairs, mini ramps, and rails. There’s also a skate bowl suitable for skateboarding, inline skating, freestyle scootering, and freestyle BMX – so whatever your preference bring those wheels and roll in style.
Lai Chi Kok Park Skatepark, 1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, +852 2307 0429, Open Daily 7am - 10pm
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This may be completely out of the way for those of us that live on the island, but this skatepark located in an industrial area is often regarded as the top place to pick up tricks. The park cost HK$51 million to build and features skate bowls, ramps, railings, bars and steps. With the smooth and hard concrete, skaters praise this park for allowing them to be able to pick up speed while gliding off ramps.
Fanling Skatepark, On Lok Mun Street Playground, On Lok Estate, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2679 2819, Website, Open Daily 9am-11pm
This skaters’ paradise is nestled in between a green, shady park. Nearby the park are a Chinese herb garden, fitness corner, children’s playground, soccer pitch, and of course - a skateboard ground built in conjunction with the 8five2shop. The area also allows for in-line skaters. It’s a nice outing for the entire family, especially if junior doesn’t want you to crimp their style while practicing their latest flip-kick with friends.
Tung Chung North Park, 29 Man Tung Rd, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, +852 2109 3423, Website, Open Daily 7am-11pm
This little park isn’t the biggest or most impressive, but it is a nice place to bring your tiny tykes and get started, particularly if you live along the MTR line. Where it lacks in size, it makes up with slopes at different gradients, offering different levels of difficulty. And if you’re in need of extra goods afterward, it’s just a couple of stops away from Skatecity in Mong Kok.
Morse Park, 30 Heng Lam Street, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Open Daily 7 am to 11 pm
East-side Island dwellers will feel right at home skating in this 2,000 sq ft skatepark replete with ramps, a mini half-pipe, fun boxes, and rails. The Chai Wan poolside garden has ample space to practice all your little ones’ ramp work in a safe, enclosed space. Those looking to make use of the space, take not that the skatepark can get a bit packed on the weekends. And if the heat is on, combine the trip with a dip in the public pool to cool off afterward too!
Chai Wan Poolside Garden, Sun Ha St, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, Open Daily 7am-10pm
Venture here for a tried-and-tested skatepark. It’s one of the oldest ones on Hong Kong Island and also has basic facilities for skaters and bicycle riders. The convenient location draws many local skaters in the area to practice, which your ‘tweens and teens will love meeting. Open round-the-clock.
Morrison Hill Road Playground, Sung Tak Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Open daily 24/7
Once only opened to BMX Bikers, this world-class skatepark is now open to skaters too. Replicating Sydney’s Bondi skate bowl, here you’ll find three half-pipe-shaped bowls with slopes at different gradients, offering different levels of difficulty suiting beginners to pros to everyone in between. Protective gear must be worn here – so be sure to pack those helmets.
Po Kong Village Park, 140 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, Website,Open Daily 10am-10:30pm
Don’t let the rain or heat slow down your Olympic-bound skaters and continue sharpening those tricks at the only indoor skatepark in Hong Kong – the Sk85ive2 Skatepark. Tucked away in an industrial building awaits an awesome and intimate skating experience. With only 15 skaters allowed inside at one time, you’ll be sure to have plenty of space and time for practice. The skatepark also offers lessons for beginners.
Sk85ive2 Skatepark, 7/F, E Hang Seng Industrial Building, 185 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong +852 2344 3982, Open Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
One of the newer parks in Hong Kong is the Tsing Yi Northeast Park. Appeal to skaters and their families, alike, with a little something for everyone – of course there is a fantastic skate park as well as two basketball-come-volleyball courts, a cycling track for children, a bike kiosk, an artificial turf soccer pitch, a waterfront promenade, childrens play areas and a jogging trail so all ages can really enjoy. The skate park features plenty of space, ramps, and trails to practice all your tricks and even allows for scooters.
Tsing Yi Northeast Park, 10 Tam Kon Shan Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, +852 2436 3422, Website, Open Daily 7am-11pm
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There’s 10,000 sqft of wicked indoor space for your kiddo to skate to his or her heart’s content! This place is mostly for the inline and roller skating crowd, but it also accommodates skateboards, too - though it’s only a flat surface thus ideal for beginners. The space can be rented out for private parties, too - just think of how many extra “cool mom” points you’ll score for sure!
Checker Sports & Arts Academy, Unit 1905 Eastern Centre, No. 1065 King’s Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong (Tai Koo A1 Exit), www.checker.com.hk
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