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Rockaway Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Rockaway Skatepark in Queens was destroyed by Sandy. It was rebuilt, then reopened in 2020. This new and large facility features butter-smooth surface at the writing of this article, with both street and transition elements, plus a long bowl which connects with the main skating plaza. Rockaway Skatepark is located at the west end of Rockaway Beach. The new boardwalk passes next to the skatepark. And the Atlantic Ocean is just 200 feet away. Its sister Far Rockaway Skatepark is located at the east end of the same beach, 3.5 miles away. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Oyster Bay Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Oyster Bay Skatepark features both street and transition elements, plus three connected bowls. Despite the name, this skatepark is actually located at Bethpage, not Oyster Bay. In fact, it’s part of the Bethpage Community Park, which is not far away from the huge Bethpage State Park. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Manorhaven Beach Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Manorhaven Beach Skatepark features both street and transition elements. There is a raise platform in the middle of the plaza, with traffic flowing around this platform. At the time of this writing, it is the only public skatepark on all of North Shore Long Island. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Long Beach Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Long Beach Skatepark features both street and transition elements, plus a large bowl. It is located between an outdoor hockey rink and the Municipal Boat Launch Ramp. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Kennedy Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Kennedy Skatepark is officially named Jarred A. Newallo Skatepark. It is located in the Town of Hempstead, in Nassau County. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Maloof Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Maloof Skatepark is a 16,000 square-foot facility within Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. It features street and transition elements on three levels. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Far Rockaway Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Far Rockaway Skatepark in Queens is a 15,700 square feet facility featuring both street and transition elements. It is located at the east end of Rockaway Beach. Its sister Rockaway Skatepark is located at the west end of the same beach, 3.5 miles away. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Canarsie Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Canarsie Skatepark located in Brooklyn stands out among other skateparks in Long Island, in that it features a perimeter trail around the main skate plaza. Various ramps and obstacles are scattered along this trail, making cruising this trail a unique experience for inline skaters. This article is a part of my Public Skateparks on Long Island series. Continue reading

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Astoria Skatepark – public skateparks on Long Island

Astoria Skatepark is located right under the Triborough Bridge. It is a 21,500-square-foot installation with transitions on three levels of surfaces including concrete and bricks. For inline skaters, there are also paved trails around the Astoria Park, and an entire shoreline street closed to motor vehicles for bikes and skaters. Continue reading

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Public Skateparks on Long Island

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. Continue reading

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