Hong Kong is dotted with outdoor spaces where people can go hiking or biking. But there are also loads of places in the city where you can take a skateboard and work on your tricks. Here’s a list of skateparks you can visit across the 852, irrespective of your skill level.
Hong Kong Velodrome Park — Tseung Kwan O
This is the go-to park in the city as it was overseen by Convic, which specialises in skatepark design. While its sand-covered concrete is reminiscent of Bondi Skate Park, its features include smoothly curved half pipes and bowls for beginners, as well as ramps and ledges for more skilled skateboarders. The park is also outfitted with changing facilities with showers, drinking fountains, floodlights, and a first-aid room.
105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong | + 852 2878 8621
Fanling Skatepark — Fanling
While this skating venue may lose points for being quite out of the way, it makes up for it by being open till 11 pm (and yes, there are floodlights). It’s popular among those in the know for its smooth concrete ground. Practise your tricks on the various rails, ledges, and three sets of bowls here.
On Fuk Street, On Lok Tsuen, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong | +852 2679 2819
Lai Chi Kok Park — Lai Chi Kok
This 1,600 square feet space was the first international standard skatepark in the city certified by the Street League Skateboarding. It was designed for skateboarders of all levels — beginner, intermediate, and expert — and has several street-element obstacles such as quarter pipes, stairs, mini-ramps, and rails.
1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong | +852 2307 0429
H.A.N.D.S Roller Sports Ground — Tuen Mun
This relatively recent addition to the city’s skateboarding scene has the distinction of being Hong Kong’s first rooftop skatepark. The brightly painted 38,000 square feet space at the top of the H.A.N.D.S Shopping Centre is divided into three levels. The middle level is for skateboarding, while the other two are for roller skating, bicycling, and balance biking.
2A Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong | +852 2761 0600
Po Kong Village Road Park — Diamond Hill
Here’s another park inspired by Bondi’s skate bowl, so it’s hardly surprising that it hosts skate events and competitions. Its three half pipe-shaped bowls with slopes and gradients of varying levels of difficulty, ramps of different sizes, rails, and ledges are for professionals who want to practise and rookies who want to up their game.
140 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong | +852 2320 6140
Sk85ive2 — Kwun Tong
Sk85ive2, Hong Kong’s first indoor skatepark, is 3,000 square feet of concrete ramps, banks, rails, ledges, and curbs that are open for skate sessions and lessons. It has air-conditioning, which makes it a perfect place to escape the city’s infamously humid weather. You can also book birthday parties and attend classes conducted by the All Hong Kong Skateboards Association here.
Unit E, 7/F, Hang Seng Industrial Building, 185 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong | + 852 2344 3982
Morrison Hill Road Playground — Wan Chai
This park has a cycling and rollerskating track, but it’s great for beginner-level skateboarders as it has rails and flat sections. When you’re ready for a bigger challenge, test your skills on the small ramps, downhill loop track, and ledges. It’s open all day (and night), so you can head there anytime you like.
Oi Kwan Road, Morrison Hill, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | +852 2879 5602
Urban Park — Causeway Bay
Lee Gardens has hosted two editions of the Lee Gardens Skateboard Fest. Now, the all-new Urban Park here has been reimagined as Hong Kong’s first covered skatepark — complete with facilities designed by a professional team from the All Hong Kong Skateboards Association, using special wood from Finland and the United States.
4/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | +852 2886 7222
Chai Wan Poolside Garden — Chai Wan
This is a great spot for newbies to work on their skills. The 2,000 square feet park has ramps, a mini-half pipe, fun boxes and rails, as well as a flat space to get your basics right before you move on to more advanced tricks.
Sun Ha Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong | +852 2564 2539
Tsing Yi Northeast Park — Tsing Yi
If you’re looking for a big skatepark in the western part of the territory, head to Tsing Yi Northeast Park. Its bowling pin-shaped skatepark is popular in the area for its ramps and ledges.
10 Tam Kon Shan Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong | +852 2436 3422
Tung Chung North Park — Tung Chung
This is the only skatepark on Lantau Island and is located in a 3.8-hectare public playground. It has several ramps, railings, benches, and bowls, and works for skateboarders of all skill levels.
29 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong | +852 2109 3423
Morse Park (Park No. 4) — Wong Tai Sin
This small park has a launch ramp and two quarter pipes for skateboarding and roller skating. It’s more of a rookie-level space and is hemmed in by fences and nets for visitor safety.
30 Heng Lam Street, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong | +852 2338 3047
Seeds Skateboarding Institution — Tsuen Wan
Seeds Skateboarding Institution boasts the largest indoor skate park in Hong Kong and teaches people of all ages to skate. The sessions for couples, families and groups are anywhere from one hour to three hours long. If you’re not sure what to book, sign up for a free trial class. The institution provides skateboards, helmets, and protective pads for its classes.
5/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong | +852 2258 0400
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