Ocean City Skatepark is a 12,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Ocean City, New Jersey that first opened in 2015. The skatepark is packed with features, including a large concrete bowl, a snake run, an open small bowl, and an incredible street section.
This New Jersey skatepark is open and free to kids, teens, adults, inexperienced, experienced, or essentially any type of skater as long as they are fully padded. No bikes, scooters, or in-line skates are allowed.
|Location||Ocean City, New Jersey|
|Address||550 Asbury Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226|
|Features||Bowl, flow bowl/snake run, street plaza|
|Size||12,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards Only (No bikes, scooters, or in-line skates)|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
|Hours||9 am to 9 pm|
Ocean City Skatepark Overview
This Cape May County skatepark is located on Asbury Avenue near Sixth Street in Ocean City, New Jersey. The skatepark was constructed to provide a place for skaters who come to visit the resort city of Ocean City, however, the park has grown to become one of the most popular skating destinations on the East Coast.
Ocean City Skatepark was first opened on Thursday, September 24th, after a four-year skate park design and construction project led by the Spohn Ranch team.
The opening of the park took place roughly four years after the original skate park on Sixth and Boardwalk was closed down due to dilapidation. The old park then was turned into a new municipal parking lot to help raise $250,000 of the $750,000 total cost of the new park. The remaining $500,000 was covered through the Cape May County Open Space and Farmland Preservation grant.
Another interesting thing to note is that the Spohn Ranch design team implemented some “green” approaches to the construction process by milling the old parking lot and re-purposing the asphalt to be a base material in the new park’s construction.
The Ocean City Skatepark contains two different bowls. The larger of the two is pill-shaped with a hip incorporated into the middle of one side and a pocket opposite the hip. The smaller flow bowl has a snake run feel to it and an open section to help skaters get used to what skating in a bowl feels like.
The street section includes pump bumps, stairs, quarter pipes, stairs with hubbas, a flat rais, ledges, manny boxes kickers, and a Euro gap.
Ocean City Skatepark is one of the most popular skate destinations on the East Coast as well as one of the best skate parks in all of New Jersey. The park was developed and constructed in full cooperation between Spohn Ranch Skate Parks and the Ocean City Council, and more specifically Councilman Michael DeVlieger.
Because the park is a free park open to all skaters regardless of age or skill level, and because the park is a public park fully funded by public funding and grants, there are a strict set of rules that must be obeyed by all skaters or risk losing their skate park privileges.
The park requires that every skater must be fully padded to skate in the park, with no exceptions. Some of the rules include no food, glass containers, alcohol, tobacco, amplified sound, abusive or profane language, aggressive behavior, and any child under the age of 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.