The Top 5 Skateparks in New Jersey

By Published On: January 31st, 20220 Comments

With beautiful beaches, iconic foods, and an incredibly diverse culture, New Jersey has something for everyone. Smack dab in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States, New Jersey boasts an impressive musical legacy (think Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Frank Sinatra for starters). For those who travel on an empty stomach and view good food as a quintessential part of the traveling experience, the Garden State won’t disappoint. Due to a record number of diners in the state, New Jersey has been affectionately crowned “the diner capital of the world.”

Sounds great so far. But what about the skateboarding scene?

While most coverage of New Jersey’s skate scene overlaps with (and is often overshadowed by) neighboring NYC, New Jersey still offers an impressionable lineup of skateparks and facilities. In this guide, we’ll cover five of our favorite skateparks across the Garden State. Read on for our recommendations perfect for beginners, pros, and everyone in between!

But first…skate gear!

No top skateparks list from The House would be complete without our obligatory yet absolutely genuine safety disclaimer. Before heading out for any skate session at any skatepark, it’s important to practice proper safety. That means always adhering to general skateboarding safety tips and showing up prepared with the right safety equipment and protective gear. 

You should never skate without a properly fitting helmet and pads, whether the skatepark enforces it or not. Even if you think you’re only headed for a quick skate session, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Taking a few extra minutes to ensure you’re wearing the right safety gear beats staying off the board for months as you recover from a nasty fall

Stocking up on protective gear doesn’t have to be boring. Here at The House, we offer gear and skate accessories in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns, so you should be able to find something that fits your sense of style and keeps you in one piece. 

Berry Lane Skatepark

Location: 1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Cost: Free

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am – 9:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday 6:00am – 10:00pm

Best for: Bowl lovers, street style

Berry Lane Skatepark is a 12,000 square foot skatepark in Hudson County made possible with a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The largest skate facility in Jersey City, New Jersey, Berry Lane is the county’s first poured-in-place concrete skatepark. Boasting both a bowl and street style layout, the park offers free admission and features amenities such as a lay back bank, hipped quarter pipes, rollers, an A-frame ledge combo, a clam shell, a backyard bowl, and more. 

In addition to the skatepark, Berry Lane Park hosts an array of additional recreational features including a playground, exercise stations, basketball courts, tennis courts, and more. 

Evergreen Skatepark

Location: 400 Inman Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067

Cost: Free

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Best for: Street style, challenging jumps 

Located at the Evergreen Youth Center in Colonia, NJ, the Evergreen Skatepark strives to be a sanctuary to anyone who needs it. Inspired by the urban streetscapes of New York City, this 10,000 square foot park boasts unique plaza-style terrain chock with colorful concrete and brick patterns. Perfect for skaters who are craving a spot with a rich downtown aesthetic, Evergreen Center features curved taco jumps, a launcher hubba ledge, pole jam, pyramid hips, and a pump hump. 

Cape May County Skatepark

Location: 550 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Cost: Free

Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Best for: Skaters of all ages, families

Proudly serving Ocean City since October 2015, the Cape May County Skatepark operates on 12,000 square feet. Originally acting as a replacement for the previous skatepark that existed on Sixth Street and Boardwalk, the park has earned its own reputation as one of the most popular family friendly skating destinations on the East Coast. Big kids and little kids alike have a blast navigating the park’s large bowl, smaller bowl, and snake run. Cape May also features several street obstacles and an open layout section that allows newer skaters to get acclimated to bowls and street plazas. 

Holland Park Skate Plaza

Location: Reid St. & Praise the Lord Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Cost: Free

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Best for: Beginner street skaters

Located within the larger Holland Playfield, the Holland Park Skate Plaza is often described as one of the “best in New Jersey.” This 10,000 square foot plaza-style skatepark features “a lot of flow and creative obstacles” such as hubba ledges and handrails that are perfect for beginner street skaters to build their confidence on. Intended to be a vibrant multi-use plaza that embraces skaters, bikers, and the rest of the non-skating population, the Holland Park Skate Plaza strives to be a community focused environment that just happens to be the perfect place to skate. 

Sea Isle City Skatepark

Location: 5926 Sounds Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Cost: Free

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Best for: Advanced skaters

Before Spohn Ranch got their hands on the land, Sea Isle City’s only skatepark was nothing more than a meager collection of plywood ramps and rough asphalt. From 2013 onwards, Sea Isle City Skatepark has been upgraded to be structurally sound and modernized with new concrete terrain. The smaller but mighty 6,000 square foot facility packs a punch with a half-pipe, two quarter-pipes, and a handrail stair set. Rounding out the rest of the amenities are a fun box, grind box, kicker ramps, and more. 

Whatever your next trip to the Garden State entails, we hope this guide has helped to fill out any potential gaps in your itinerary. Carve out some time to stop by and visit one or more of these jam-packed spots for action and be sure to tag us on Instagram when you do! 


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