The Betsy Head Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark located deep in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The skatepark was designed and constructed by Spohn Ranch in 2020 as part of a much larger $30 million revamp of the entire Betsy Head Park area.
The park masterfully puts together various transition and street-style elements to make a solid skating experience for skaters of all ages and skill levels.
Betsy Head Skatepark Details
|Location||Brooklyn, New York|
|Address||Betsy Head Park|
254 Bristol St – Dumont Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11212
|Features||Quarter pipes, open bowl, handrails, volcano, fun box, banks, corners, roll-ins, and a manual pad.|
|Size||7,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||6 am to 1 am|
Betsy Head Skatepark Overview
When you first enter the Betsy Head Skatepark, you are at the highest point of the park. From there you can gradually roll down and find a number of different skate obstacles along the way. Immediately in front of you, there is an extra-large volcano that you can ride up and then down again in any direction.
Roll down to the left and you will find an extra-large quarterpipe. Roll down back and to the right, and you will find a smooth corner quarter pipe that you can turn around on and continue down into the rest of the park.
Next, you will find two different flat rails. One of the flat rails is an extra-long low-sitting flat rail perfect for beginners, and the other is a bent rail that follows down a roll-in. Between the two rails is an extra large manual pad with grindable edges.
This extra-large manual pad has plenty of space to comfortably practice your manuals before coming to the end which contains a solid 3-foot drop-off.
After the rails and manual pad, there is a roll-in that flows down into an open bowl section with a large mesa platform directly in the center. The mesa element is a nice touch that allows you to drop in anywhere within the open bowl. The entire open bowl contains steel coping for stalls and grinds.
The layout of the park seems to promote that you start at one end and end at the lowest point of the park with the open bowl. The open bowl also contains a vert wall section directly in the middle and behind the mesa structure.
Behind the open bowl, you will find a few places to sit to watch the action or take a rest before dropping back into the open bowl and starting your run again from the very top of the park.
One of the best things about the Betsy Head Skatepark is that it is fully lighted and open until 1 am. Night skating is exciting in itself, but the late hours allow skaters to hit the park in the later evening after they get off of work.