For the first time, skateboarding will be included in the Olympic Games this year! Get out your board (and helmet!) and enjoy the many skateparks that Hong Kong has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced on a skateboard, here is our choice of 5 best skateparks in Hong Kong!
Located in Tseung Kwan O this skatepark is considered by many to be Hong Kong’s best offering. It features different height ramps, ledges and rails, and has changing facilities and a first aid room located nearby, just incase!
Hong Kong Velodrome Skatepark, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O
Run by the LCSD, the skatepark in Lai Chi Kok Park covers approximately 1600 sq metres and features ledges, stairs, rails and a bowl. It is open 7am to 10pm daily and, being of international standard, attracts competition level skaters as well as beginners.
Lai Chi Kok Skatepark, 1 Lai Wan Rd, Lai Chi Kok
The Po Kong Village Road Park Skatepark (previously a BMX area) offers three vertical ramps of different difficulty levels for freestyle BMX, skateboarding and aggressive inline skating. It is open to the public free of charge from 10 am to 10:30 pm daily.
Diamond Hill Skatepark, 140 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2320 6140
The park located in Chai Wan Poolside Garden is 2,000 sq ft and has ramps, a mini half-pipe, boxes and rails. The ramps vary in size, so there are plenty of options for beginners and more experienced skaters. Open from 7am to 10pm, but the weekend can be busy.
Chai Wan Poolside Garden, 345 San Ha St, Chai Wan
Perfect for a rainy day, the Sk85ive2 Indoor Skatepark in Kwun Tong is a whopping 3,000 sq metre area featuring wooden ramps, rails and ledges. The park only accommodates 15 skaters, so it’s best to book in advance. There is also a retail area.
Sk85ive2 Indoor Skatepark, 7/F, D&E Hang Seng Industrial Building, 185 Wai Yip Street Kwun Tong Hong Kong
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department skateparks are suitable for use for freestyle BMX, skateboarding, aggressive inline skating and freestyle scootering. All participants should be at least eight years old. Adult supervision is recommended for those below the age of 12. Users must wear a safety helmet, which should have safety stripes and fit snuggly and appropriate shoes.
Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock; picture 1 courtesy of LCSD.gov; picture 2 courtesy of TimeOut; picture 3 courtesy of Sk85ive2 Indoor Skatepark