New skateparks have been popping up all over New Zealand in the last few years which just goes to show that skateboarding is becoming more of an excepted sport in the country. Skateboarding has slowly been gaining in popularity over the last decade however its recent involvement in the Tokyo Olympics seems to have really legitimized the sport in the eyes of the world and most importantly state and local governments.
The New Zealand skatepark construction and design firms such as RICH Landscapes, Premium Skateparks, J-Stone Skateparks, and Hunter Civil, are a few of the main companies who bring these awesome skateparks to life. The skatepark scene here is definitely in good hands.
There is no denying it, New Zealand is home to some amazing skateparks! Whether you are on the North Island or South Island, you will find a perfectly designed facility waiting for you to shred.
Best Skateparks In New Zealand
Valonia Skatepark (Auckland)
Valonia Skatepark was built by the Convic team and boy did they do a great job here. At the top of the park is a fun-sized bowl with a corner extension, and after that it’s straight into the street section which has two down rails and a hubba ledge, followed by a quarter pipe.
To the righthand side there is another quarter pipe, a transitional manual pad that can be skated bump-in or bump-out to the bank, a flat ledge, and also a ditch section with a jersey barrier that can be skated from the ditch side or the opposite side from the A-frame.
Other features include a pole jam, manual pad, flat bar, ledges, and quarter pipe with a keyhole and extension. This is an extremely well-designed skatepark that offers a little bit of everything for everyone.
Hours: 8am – 12am
Address: 2 Valonia Street, New Windsor, Auckland
Masterton Skatepark (Masterton)
Masterton Skatepark is as fresh as they come, and this brand new facility was built as recent as the beginning of 2022! This beautifully designed skatepark features a large flow bowl with a spine, transfer hips, and varied depths. There is also a pool-style bowl with a shallow and deep end with pool coping for more serious transition skaters.
The rest of the facility is made up of awesome street elements such as hubba ledges, stair set, bump-to-ledge, A-frame rail, pyramid with a ledge, manual pad, flat bars, pole jam, bank ramps, quarter pipes, pump bumps, and more. This is a must skate if you are in the Masterton area.
Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton
Washington Reserve (Christchurch)
Washington Reserve Skatepark is 21,500 square feet and first opened in 2014. The project cost around $3 million and was worth every last penny. This skatepark is truly epic and consists of a large bowl with an over-vert capsule and extensions, a flow bowl with a radial corner, hips, spine, pump bumps, and banked extensions.
The street course is just as rad with big hubba ledges and handrails, stair sets, tons of flat ledges, out ledges, manual pads, banks, and plenty of flat ground. If you’re not from Christchurch, this skatepark is totally worth a road trip!
WASHINGTON RESERVE SKATEPARK
Address: 255 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch
Marlborough Skatepark (Auckland)
Marlborough is one very awesome transition skatepark with a variety of bowls and quarter pipes which have a mix of pool coping and steel coping, a spine, volcano, numerous hips, pump bumps, bank ramps, slappy curbs, and extensions. This skatepark is for those of you who like to go fast and fly high. A must skate if you live in or are ever visiting Auckland!
Address: Archers Road, Glenfield, Auckland
Knights Stream Skatepark (Christchurch)
Knights Stream Skatepark is a 2018 build so it is still in excellent condition. A flow bowl occupies one end of the facility and is around four to six-feet deep. The street course has a nice selection of obstacles that include two hubba ledges, handrail, stair set, taco quarter pipe, A-Frame with a rail and ledge, flat bars, manual pad, pole jam, and a quarter pipe. This is a great skatepark for both beginner and experienced skateboarders.
KNIGHTS STREAM SKATEPARK
Address: Halswell, Christchurch
Wānaka Skatepark (Wānaka)
Wanaka Skatepark features a pool style bowl with a twelve-foot deep end, five-foot shallow end, and pool coping, that is geared more towards experienced bowl skaters. However, there is also an awesome flow bowl which ranges from four-to-seven feet, has three-sections, a spine, pump bump, and hips, which is a lot less intimidating then the pool bowl.
The street course consists of a bank with inset manual pad ledge, flat ledges, flat bar, out ledge, down ledges, pyramids with ledges, manual pad, pole jams, euro gap, quarter pipes, quarter pipe with a doorway, and a vert wave quarter pipe.
This skatepark was recently refurbished so it is nice and smooth and ready for you to shred!
Address: 163 Ardmore Street, Wānaka
Barry Curtis Park Skatepark (Auckland)
Barry Curtis Park Skatepark has something for everyone with a mix of both street and transition terrain. There is a large flow bowl with an over-vert cradle, and a pool-style bowl with tile and pool coping. The street section consists of various stair sets and handrails, manual pads, flat ledges, out ledges, hubba ledges, rock gap, granite planters, bump-to-ledges, China bank, up-gap, bank ramps, and a quarter pipe. This is one very awesome skatepark!
BARRY CURTIS SKATEPARK
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Address: 169 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, Auckland
Pukekohe Skatepark (Pukekohe)
Pukekohe Skatepark opened in 2017 and consists of a street plaza, pump track, and bowl. The street plaza has numerous obstacles such as down ledges, flat ledges, out ledge, stairs, A-frame with a rail and ledge, flat bars, pole jam, manual pad, quarter pipes, vert wall, bank ramps, bank-to-ledge, and skate-able rocks. This is another great skatepark for all types of skateboarders no matter their skill level.
Address: 21 Stadium Drive, Pukekohe
Winton Skatepark (Winton)
Winton Skatepark has a massive flow bowl with extensions, bank wall, hips, and a spine. The street course consists of a pyramid with a ledge on top, flat bars, hubba ledges, flat ledge, bank ramps, pump bump, pyramid, and quarter pipes. If you are looking for a skatepark with a nice mix of both street and transition, be sure to check Winton out.
Address: 5/37 John Street, Winton
Invercargill Skatepark (Invercargill)
Invercargill Skatepark is a really nice facility with smooth concrete and loads of obstacles. For transition skateboarders there is a two level bowl, but street skateboarders definitely were more favored in the design of this skatepark.
For the street skaters there is a large street course and skate path made up of different size hubba ledges, handrails, stair sets, four-block, manual pad, bank with a ledge on top, bump-to-ledge, bank-to-bank gap with an A-rail, euro gap, curved ledge and manual pad, A-framed manual pad, pole jam, bank ramps, and quarter pipes.
Address: 44 Ness Street, Appleby, Invercargill
MAZ Skatepark (Mangawhai)
MAZ Skatepark is home to the Mangawhai Bowl Jam but this skatepark is not only for professionals because there is also some great beginner terrain too. A large pool-style bowl is the center piece of the skatepark and right next to that is a smaller pool-style bowl. A mini ramp with a spine sits off to the side which is perfect for beginners and a lot of fun for experienced skateboarders too.
The street obstacles include hubba ledges with a big handrail, stairs, out ledges, flat ledges, bank-to-ledges, planter ledges, manual pads, pump bump, volcano, pole jam, bank ramps, quarter pipes, and lots of open flat ground area to play S.K.A.T.E. There is also a pump track for the kids to race their bikes or scooters on.
Address: 191 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
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