Collins Park Skatepark
The Collins Park Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Bayonne, New Jersey that first opened in 2016. This small skate park packs a punch by having a good mix of street plaza and transition-style skate elements creatively intertwined in a compact space.
The Collins Park Skatepark is located directly under the Bayonne Bridge which runs from Jersey City to Staten Island – hence it is sometimes called Bayonne Skatepark. The park was built in direct response to the closure of the indoor skatepark “The Bridge” that closed in 2015.
|Location||Bayonne, New Jersey|
200 West 1st Street
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
|Features||Quarterpipe, jump box, funbox, manual pad, gaps, kickers, ledges, stairs, mini-ramp, hubbas.|
|Size||7,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards and in-line skates|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
Collins Park Skatepark Overview
When Spohn Ranch was tasked with providing a solid skateboarding experience for the youth of Bayonne, New Jersey, the team rose to the challenge of creating a diverse skatepark in a smaller 7,000 square foot space. One of the easiest ways to make sure skaters are going to be satisfied is by installing a mini-ramp.
The mini-ramp located at the far side of the skatepark is a crowd pleaser. All through the summer months, you will find skaters tearing up that mini-ramp at all hours throughout the day.
Aside from the mini-ramp, there are plenty of other obstacles that the skaters of Bayonne enjoy. For example, sitting opposite the mini-ramp there is a nice large quarter pipe that feeds directly into a basic but satisfying street plaza area.
In this street plaza area, you will find a funbox, a flat rail, a handrail, a hubba, and a few ledges. There is also a four-stair where some skaters love to practice their hard flips, heel flips, and various other tricks as they clear the steps.
Adjacent to this street plaza section is a second elongated street plaza with one extra-long ledge that stretches almost the entire length of the plaza. The extra long ledge is ideal for skaters who are trying to build up as much speed as possible to see how long they can hold their slides and grinds before they are forced to pop off the coping. Additionally, in the same street plaza section, there is a kicker gap, a manual pad, a few other smaller ledges, and a quarter pipe/roll-in combo on the far end.
The Collins Park Skatepark is completely fenced in and it does have some lighting, although the park does close around dusk each day during the spring, summer, and autumn. There are some bleachers where people can sit and spectate or socialize with their friends and grab a cold drink of water before hitting the park for a second round.
If you find yourself in the Bayonne area, or if you are a resident, then you should check out this wonderful Spohn Ranch-designed skatepark.
Here’s a bit of footage from the park: