Toms River Skatepark (aka Castle Park)
The 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.
The Toms River Skatepark does a great job of offering something for every type of skater, from the older veteran skaters to the younger beginners. This small but versatile park will be sure to provide hours of entertainment for any and everyone.
|Location||Toms River, New Jersey|
|Address||1545 N Bay Ave, Toms River, New Jersey 08753|
|Features||Large bowl, mini ramp, hubbas, roll-in, quarterpipe, banks, curbs, flat rails, manual pads, ledges, and a London Gap and a funbox.|
|Size||7,000 Square Feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, BMX bikes, in-line skates, and scooters|
|Construction||Concrete and shotcrete|
|Hours||From Dawn until 10 pm with lighting provided after dusk.|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Toms River Skatepark Overview
By far, the biggest highlight of the Toms River Skatepark is the unique large kidney bowl positioned at the far end of the park.
The shallower mini ramp section of the bowl is ideal for skaters who are new to bowl skating whereas the deeper waterfall curved extension of the bowl is ideal for veterans looking for some big air and speed.
Also, the ability to freely flow from one section of the bowl to the other allows for some creative transitions and tricks.
Aside from the bowl, skaters can enjoy a street plaza with benches, ledges, handrails, a slappy curb, and a modern-style skate pyramid.
The recent addition of high-powered LED lighting throughout the park has opened up skating at the facility long past sunset during certain times of the year.
Hours vary, however, typically the park is closed around 10 or 11 pm to maintain quiet hours for the surrounding area.
The park was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch Team who happened to be in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony organized by Mayor Mo Hill on August 21st, 2021.
Also at the ceremony, a BMX stunt show was performed by Jeff Jones and the “Hell on Wheels” BMX stunt team to help showcase some of the best features of the new skatepark.
All skaters, BMX riders, in-line skaters, and scooters are welcome as long as they follow the rules, sign a waiver form, and maintain proper skatepark etiquette.
If you are newer to skateboarding, BMX riding, in-line skating, or scooters, you may want to hit the park in the earlier hours of the day.
Late afternoon and night skating, especially under the lights, tends to be dominated by older more veteran skaters looking to utilize every corner of the park as they put together complete runs that can transition from the street plaza, into the bowl and vice versa.
This video provides a nice overview of the park: