The Shire is committed to the development of Skate Parks and ramps across the peninsula. We have built skate parks in Mount Eliza, Mornington, Somerville, Hastings, Rosebud, Sorrento, Balnarring and Rye. Two mobile ramps are rotated around smaller townships in the Shire.
Balnarring Skate Park
The Balnarring Skate Park is located in Civic Court, Balnarring.
- A continuous bowl 2.2m depth
- Hard stand concrete and numerous street skate elements
- Split level bowl connected to a street section with a large carving bank
- Open plaza area with a range of low level simple obstacles to maximise use
The Mount Eliza Skate Park is located at Emil Madsen Reserve in Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza.
- Two metre high bowl which offers skaters and riders opportunities for air and coping tricks
- Half pipe, fun box and rail
- 1.2m high half pipe, 0.9m high flat bank, mini ramps and street style skate obstacles of boxes, rails, euro gap
The Hastings Skate Park is located at Fred Smith Reserve, foreshore, Marine Parade Hastings. It is over 400 square metres of smooth concrete for skaters, scooters and BMX riders. There is something here for all age groups and abilities.
- The one and half metre high mini-bowl offers skaters and riders a flowing open bowl suitable for air and coping tricks. The spine is incorporated within the bowl. Skaters can use the spine to enter and exit the bowl and transition on to the fun boxes
- Ski Jump with Hubba. The ski jump runs along a set line into the quarter pipe. Standing on top of the jump is a metal edged stepped hubba which is about 400mm wide
- Quarter Pipes consisting of a quarter and roll in ramp. The quarter creates a flow between the ski jump and incorporates use of the transfer
- Box rail (Hubba) located next to the spine. The box rail slopes on a 35 degree angle. Skaters can use the spine to transfer onto the box
The Rosebud Skate Park is located at Rotary Park, opposite Boneo Road and Point Nepean Road. A Plaza Style Park aimed to replicate street style elements. Designed by Convic and the Rosebud Skate Community, the park features different surfaces from buffed concrete to large tiled surfaces.
- Corner Wall which is a half-moon shaped wall with a 500mm wide box wrapped around the top of the wall. It is ideal for those who love surf style skating or help gather speed to use and transition ramps and rails
- Marble Lip for skaters who love to think outsidethe box. This element is curved marble with 250mm high kicker
- Marble transitions for skaters minds to run free
- Two marble transition ramps for many variations such as gaps, air tricks, grinding and railing
- Marble Rail which is a short fast rail that sits approx 500mm off the ground
The Rye Skate Park is located at RJ Rowley Reserve, Melbourne Road, Rye. The Skate bowl was designed for skaters and riders alike who love the flow and quick transitions of a bowl. The three metre deep kidney bowl has been designed with a flat bottom and near vert concrete coping. Within the bowl is the first Australian inclusion of the eight metre high Cradle or “Death Star”. This bowl is designed for the young and young at heart. There is something for everyone. Complementing the bowl is a mini bowl situated behind the large bowl.
- Large Bowl consisting of a three metre deep concrete kidney bowl with concrete coping with cradle or “Death Star”. The bowl is aimed for more old school pool skate style which flows into the eight metre cradle
- Small Bowl consisting of two foot deep bowl with metal coping, great for beginners or for a skaters who love coping tricks
- Box rail that is a 500mm high metal edged box rail ideal for a step up manual pad
- Rail that is a 500mm hand rail which is approx 1.5 metre long on a gentle sloping bank
Beside Sorrento Community Centre in David McFarlan Reserve, the L shaped park located beside the community centre offers a variety of features. The park is designed for beginners to intermediate skaters and riders, and for all age groups.
- Quarter Pipe section offers skaters a range of moves from coping and air tricks, or dropping in to gain speed for the other elements within the park
- Surf style quarter pipe which is a steep and fast quarter that can be used for coping tricks and variations of turns
- Pyramid offering steep banks great for flip tricks transfer and gaining speed to link other elements in the park
- Hand Rail approx 500mm in height the metal hand rail sit on the gentle declining slope
Civic Reserve, off Dunns Road Mornington, the open style park features a range of elements aimed at all abilities and age groups.
- Transition Quarter pipes consisting of three wide quarters offering skaters and bike riders an opportunity for coping and air transition tricks
- Surf quarter which caters for skaters who love the surf style of skating. Bike riders will use the quarter to gain speed to hit the fun box
- 500mm high fun box with two stepped up Hubbas which are about 400m wide
The Skate Park previously located at Edward Street, Somerville will close on Monday 19th February.
A mobile skate ramp is available at Fruitgrowers Reserve, Somerville.
Alternatively, check out nearby skate facilities available at:
Crib Point Half Pipe (Melways Ref: 195 A3)
Reserve, Stony Point Rd, near Crib Point Railway Station. Crib Point half pipe is the old Mornington Vert ramp. The ramp is a metal based ramp just under vert.
Two relocatable half pipes are located around the Mornington Peninsula.