The Holland Skate Plaza is a unique 10,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate plaza located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The skate plaza contains an interesting design that works various skate elements and obstacles into a natural-looking setting that you may see in any city in the US and makes it one of the better skateparks in New Jersey.
The unique design and construction of were completed by the Spohn Ranch design and construction team in 2013 as part of a larger redevelopment project for the area that includes places for people to gather.
Holland Skatepark Details
|Elizabeth, New Jersey
|Holland Playfield & SkateparkPraise the Lord PlazaElizabeth, New Jersey 07201
|Manual pad, rainbow rail, rainbow ledge, three sets of stairs, flat rail, ledges, hubbas, kickers, and a wall ride.
|10,000 square feet
|Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.
|Sunrise to sunset
Holland Skatepark Overview
The Holland Skate Plaza is focused on flowing together various street elements in a cohesive way that blends into the landscape. If you start from the very center of the park, you have seven different directions you can choose from. Three of those directions contain 4-step stair sets. Two of the stair sets are identical with hubbas on either side. The last stair set is basic with no rails or ledges.
Two other directions contain different rails. One way you can hit a rainbow rail, and the other, a low-sitting flat rail. The rainbow rail is a favorite of many of the local skaters who try to see who can grind the entire arc of the rainbow without needing to pop off.
Another one of the directions contains an extra-wide manual pad with grindable edges. This manual pad is actually a bit higher than manual pads at other parks. It also is lower on one end than the other.
The last direction you can choose is a double set of ledges that you can simply kick-flip or pull another trick off of. This double set of ledges is more intended to be hit from the lower level outside of the center area.
From there you can simply grind the lowest level ledge or you can go big and try to reach the top ledge. Many skaters simply ollie onto the first ledge and then grind or slide the upper edge.
On the outer perimeter of the park, you will find a manual pad and kicker gap combination. These are fun if you are looking for a challenge. Think if you ollied up onto the manual pad, held a manual then launched yourself off the kicker to clear the gap and land on the other manual, but this time holding a nose manual.
Also located in the Holland Skate Plaza is a shade pavilion where people can gather to socialize and watch the skaters. The shade pavilion also provides a place for skaters to rest and catch a break from the hot summer sun.