There are lots of “best skateparks on Long Island” articles online. Many are written by newspaper folks who didn’t skate. They probably gathered random bits and pieces of information elsewhere to hand in an assignment. Some are made by websites for the purpose of showing you ads after you click on their click bait titles. Some write about skateparks accessible only to local residents. A few are written by reputable thrasher sources. But none of them have extensive pictures showing what each publicly-accessible skatepark has to offer, with accompanying videos. I intend to fill in this gap. In this article, “Long Island” includes Queens and Brooklyn, but excludes Suffolk County. Basically, Long Island here means places reachable from Belmont Park within a 15-mile radius, without having to cross a toll bridge. If you are interested in connecting with your local skaters, consider joining r/NassauBladers at Reddit.
In this “table of contents” article, you won’t find verbose descriptions of each skatepark. You’ll just find a representative picture, plus the name of the skatepark. Click on the thumbnail picture to see a full article with extensive pictures and videos. You won’t find long descriptions of parks there. I have just discovered skateparks, and am not eloquent in trasher talk yet, at the time of this writing. Besides, I don’t skateboard. I am usually the lone inline skater at these parks. And I don’t pack a pair of aggressive inline skates either – I only have regular street skates. These pictures and videos are my attempt to make available what I could not find online, when I looked for public skateparks online. There is an Wikipedia article on Skateparks in New York City. When I am done there shall be a similar article for Long Island.
Honorable mentions – inline skating locations where you’ll meet more bladers: