Thursday, December 18, 2014

Union City - SkatePark

Address - 630 38th St, Union City, NJ 07087

Description - Very nice tight little park with a spectacular view. The ramp is about 6 foot and has plenty of room. The ground is smooth and transitions to the ramps flawlessly. The hip is very mellow and the flat top of the pyramid is easy to clear. The 4stair to bench to flat bar combo is my favorite. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lake Hiawatha - SkatePark

Address - Volunteers Park, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

Description - Some of the strangest ramps I have ever seen in a skate park. The mini ramp is very narrow and can only be skated back and forth. A few nice obstacles came out of this very odd course, such as the up and down rail, and the two block ledge, but for the most part this is not a park worth going out of your way to.

Warwick - SkatePark

Address - Memorial Park Dr, Warwick, NY 10990

Description - This may not be a New Jersey park, but Warwick is only about 10 minutes north of the NJ state line and can be a good option for skaters located in north New Jersey.
The park is filled with some unique obstacles, such as a C-Ledge, Wavy Ledge, and a variety of quarter pipes. The park has lights and is a very rare park that can be skated after dark.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kearny - SkatePark

Address - Camman Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032

Description - This park has a lot of space with just about anything you could be looking to skate. The mini-ramp is a great size at about 4 feet and transitions to just the right amount of vert to catch some air. The only down side to this park would be the rough ground, but I guess that is just the Jersey in it!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Livingston - SkatePark

Address - 321 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

Description - Between the Livingston Police Department and the YMCA is a nice little concrete skate park. The hubba ledges and hand rails are in a large variety and have an authentic street feel. I'm a huge fan of the steep bank going over the side hubba, its different and fun to skate. The triple box set up at the top of the park is interesting, but is lacking room on both ends to be skated at a decent speed. The park is definitely a great spot with a lot of obstacles, however in very limited space and can feel crowded with about 12 people in it. Also.. I don't understand why they put the flat bar completely on the edge of the concrete and grass.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hoboken - SkatePark

Address - Castle Point Skatepark, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Description - A decent skate park with a beautiful view of NYC.  The ramps are wooden and have a bit of wear and tear.  The micro mini is only about 2.5 feet high and great for beginners, however has just a bit too much distance of flat between its walls, making it difficult to keep speed and flow.  The larger ramp stands at about 6 feet high with a 6.5 foot extension in the corner and is probably the best feature of the park.  The ground is smooth and you have banks on both ends of the park with two different fun-box set ups in between.  Usually you will not need a helmet at this park, but the police have enforced it 2/10 times I have skated here, so it is a good idea to bring one.