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HOT: Riverslide Skate Park, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne

HOT: Riverslide Skate Park, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne

Riverslide Skate Park is considered one of the best skate parks in Melbourne and the largest of its kind in inner city Melbourne.

riverslide skate park

While we’re not really into skating as a family what appeals to us most about this skate park is its location – in the CBD inside lush Alexandra Gardens.

riverslide skate park

It is the only skate park in Victoria which is free and fully staffed. Within the area you’ll also find a skate shop, cafe and skate, scooter or BMX lessons run by the YMCA.

The skate park consists of concrete structures, with ledges, blocks, quarters and more. You can bring your scooter, inline skates, skateboard or BMX bike to Riverslide Skate Park

For spectators the skate park has casual seating around the edge of the skating area, or take a rest at the cafe.

It’s very busy during weekends and school holidays but on a weekday you can have the place to yourself. If you’re in the CBD then it’s a good location for kids to practice their skills and burn off some steam.

For other skateboarding and scooting lessons check out Rampfest

HOT Tips:

  • Skate park and playground suitable for toddlers (though skate park during off peak times only);
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Toilets ;
  • Water tap;
  • Riverslide also specialises in Birthday Parties, complete with a marquee, tables and chairs.
  • Riverslide Skate Park runs regular skateboard, BMX and scooter lessons for beginners as well as more experienced riders;
  • There’s also a nice little café located at the top of the park;
  • lockers and first aid facilities on-site.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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