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The 10 Best Skateparks in New York City

A young man with a scooter makes a jump at a skatepark
A young man with a scooter makes a jump at a skatepark | © dgmata / Shutterstock
New York skateboarders are proud of their city. There are plenty of places to ride, especially within a community that extends to all five boroughs. Whether you’re looking for a spot to learn how to skate or want a new locale to practice some old tricks, these are some of the best places to skate in New York City.

LES Skatepark

Skate Park
LES Skatepark, New York
LES Skatepark, New York | © Jorge Garrido / Alamy Stock Photo
All downtown Manhattan skaters eventually end up here. The LES Skatepark – also called the Chinatown Skatepark or Coleman, depending on who you ask – is where you’re most likely to spot skate legends whizzing in and out of pipes. Plus, there are $1 dumplings right down the street, so everybody tends to congregate for mid-skate-session snacks.
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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York, USA.
Flushing Meadows Park is the largest park in Queens | © Danita Delimont / Alamy Stock Photo
The plaza of Flushing Meadows may not technically be a skatepark, but that doesn’t stop skaters from taking it over every day. The area’s got plenty of stairs, ramps and euro gaps for those who enjoy more street-style boarding. Plus, it’s super close to the famous Unisphere fountain – a great place to take pictures or cool off in the summer.
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5050 Skatepark

Skate Park
5050 Skatepark is New York City’s only indoor skatepark. Located in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island, the 8,000-square-foot (743 square meters) facility is one mile (1.6 kilometers) from the Staten Island Ferry and around the corner from the Stapleton train station. It is open year-round to all alternative sports including skateboarding, in-line skating, freestyle scootering, BMX and more.
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