If your teen or tween is the outdoorsy, adrenaline-chasing sort, chances are they’ve been toting around a skateboard (or asking for one!). Don’t worry, they won’t have to go too far to find an ideal spot for learning tricks – Singapore has a number of well-equipped dedicated skate parks around the island. We sniffed out the best parks to kick, flip and make new friends at.
Somerset Skate Park
1 Somerset Road
Located just outside of Somerset MRT, the grungy graffiti-covered skate park has a multitude of ramps, rails and tough obstacles that are enjoyed by local and expat adolescents alike. It’s a popular attraction for skaters from all corners of Singapore, thanks to its central location and bevy of shops, cafes and entertainment that they can head off to after.
Xtreme Skate Park
East Coast Park, near carpark F1
As its name suggests, this skate park – the first to have popped up on the island – is one of the most extreme. Surrounded by East Coast’s lush greenery, it’s been built to international competitive standards that suit beginners as well as seasoned skaters and BMX bikers. The 1.4-hectare compound includes a street course, combo bowl and a vertical bowl for gravity-defying tricks and lightning quick cruising.
Bishan Harmony Park Skate Park
Beside Block 102, Bishan Street 12
Equipped with all the essentials, this skate park in the heartlands is one of the newest in Singapore. Boasting ramps, a large bowl and plenty of flat space, it’s a great spot for newbies to practice, as well as more experienced skaters to conquer complex moves. Its also fairly easy to get to, being a stone’s throw from Bishan MRT.
Woodlands Skate Park
50 Woodlands Drive
This modestly sized skate park has ramps and rails to show off some nifty tricks. A good number of teens and younger amateur skateboarders flock here on evenings to mingle and practice maneuvering.