New Jersey gets a bad rap, but there are a lot of great things about the state. Skateboarding is one of them. Not only is it close to New York City, one of the epicenters of skateboarding, but New Jersey itself also has plenty of places to skate, including skateparks.
This is a guide to some of the best New Jersey skateparks, many of which have been built anew or refurbished in recent years. It’s not a comprehensive list, but we’ll keep adding to it as we find out about worthy additions.
Long Branch Skatepark (aka 7 Presidents Skatepark)
The Long Branch Skatepark, also known as the 7 Presidents Skatepark, is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Long Branch, New Jersey that first opened in 2016. The skatepark is packed with features, including a 5,000-square-foot flow bowl with a mini ramp section, a spine, a number of other obstacles, and two deeper sections.
Holland Skate Plaza
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.
The Neptune Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Neptune City, New Jersey that first opened in 2019. The skatepark is located just an hour and 20-minute drive south of downtown Manhattan in New York City.
Ocean City Skatepark
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.
Sea Isle City Skatepark
Sea Isle City Skatepark is a 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Sea Isle City, New Jersey that first opened in 2013. The park is a street plaza with some transition elements mixed in.
Toms River Skatepark (aka Castle Park)
Toms River Skatepark, sometimes referred to as Castle Park by local skaters, is a 7,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Toms River, New Jersey that first opened in 2021. The skatepark is packed with features, including a crowd-favorite kidney bowl with a mini ramp section and a deeper waterfall extension for more seasoned skaters.
West New York Skatepark
While confusingly named, West New York Skatepark is a modest and beautifully designed 6,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in New Jersey. The park is located just across the river from Manhatten in New York City.