Friday, July 29, 2016

West New York - SkatePark

Address - 6140 Boulevard E, West New York, NJ 07093

Description - Three roads in from the Hudson River in West New York, New Jersey, is a hidden gem of a skate park. Nearly impossible to notice from the road, J F Kennedy Blvd E. Between the tennis courts and basketball courts, there is a set of stone stairs that will lead you to the park (picture 2). The park has your few basic obstacles with a great mini ramp to ride as well. The ground is beat up in a few spots but is overall an ideal concrete surface.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ocean City - SkatePark

Address - 550 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Description - Ocean City Skateboard Park is beautifully designed and fun to ride. Most of the transitions and obstacles are mellow, yet cater to creativity and technical skill. The snake run style bowl is my favorite piece. The only down side to this park is that it requires full pads. (Helmet, elbow and knee pads). It is supervised, so there is no way to skate without the proper padding. There was a pail full of extra knee/elbow pads to mix and match from and a few extra helmets that helped me get to skate the park unprepared.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Clifton - SkatePark

Address - 85 3rd St, Clifton, NJ 07011

Description - This park is a mess. Trash is everywhere and the ramps are beat up. Rough surfaces through out the entire park. The amount of unused space in this park bothers me as well. Overall this park can only be skated if you're hesh enough to do it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Long Branch - SkatePark

Address - 22 Atlantic Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Description - The new Long Branch park is perfect. So many ledges and everything is crisp and smooth. The original bowl is still there, however the park has changed from a transition park to more of a street course. Branded surf and skate shop is next to the park and the beach is directly across the street so be sure to hit this one up this summer.