Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

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Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 am

CAIRNS SKATE PLAZA (aka. Cairns Esplanade Skate Park)

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Description: When completed in 2007, the Cairns Skate Plaza was Australia’s largest action sports facility and was designed to integrate with the Cairns Esplanade and foreshore.

It features a small 4-5ft clover bowl with rounded hips and pockets. The big bowl has a square 6ft shallow end and 7ft deep end. The bowl has an over vert corner, half pipe whip section and a vert wall ranging from 8ft -10ft (topped with pool coping) that snakes between the 6 and 7ft sections. In the middle of the bowl is a cradle, mogul and a three sided tombstone. Heaps of transfers as the bowl wraps around itself, but it can be tricky to get lines straight off, gotta work it out!

The 2000m2 of skateable Plaza is essentially a collection of intersecting paths that cross each other to create session spots. Long runs with ledges, rails, banks, stairs and gaps all over the place. Heavily landscaped areas between the paths; which is ideal for escaping the northern heat. A shelter is located near the big bowl and at night the lights come on.

Location: Cairns Esplanade
Distance from Cairns City Centre: (Lagoon) 1.1km
Drive Time: 4 mins (Skate Time: 5 mins along Esplanade)
Google Maps Location: -16.912773, 145.770681

Image Gallery Link: https://imgur.com/a/xYcfe
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:47 am

COAST WATCHERS YOUTH SPACE (aka. Trinity Beach Skate Park)

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Description: Inspired by the tropical setting and local flora and fauna, the Coast Watchers Youth Space in Trinity Beach, north of Cairns is a unique and vibrant space with something for everyone.

Four key skate zones were created to allow higher capacity of use at busier times. Skill progression for all users is catered for throughout the facility. Beginner obstacles such as a pump track allow users to learn to roll in and pump. From there, they can then progress onto a mini bowl where they can develop their skills from being a beginner to intermediate rider. For the beginner street skater there are obstacles for users to learn to ollie and push at a low pace. While a more advanced high pace run has rails, hubbas and a kicker to kicker gap.

At approximately 950m2 the multi-functional youth space also features a half court, bouldering wall, ping pong table, parkour feature, informal soccer goals, jumping stones along with shelter, seating for spectators and landscape integration.

Location:Coast Watchers Park, Trinity Beach
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 21 km (13.6 miles)
Drive Time: 25 mins
Google Maps Location: -16.789999, 145.693053

Image Gallery Link: http://imgur.com/a/0K64B
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:04 am

PORT DOUGLAS SKATEPARK & PUMP TRACK

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Description: (coming soon)

Location:Port Douglas (Sporting Complex off Wharf Street)
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 62.8 km (42.4 miles), North
Drive Time: 1hr 7 mins
Google Maps Location: -16.487712, 145.462389

Image Gallery Link: https://imgur.com/a/5qA6R
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:10 am

REDLYNCH SKATEPARK

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Description: (coming soon)

Location:Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch QLD (near hwy bypass)
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 12.6 km (7.9. miles), NW
Drive Time: 17 mins
Google Maps Location: -16.887067, 145.698065

Image Gallery Link: http://imgur.com/a/XS8zP
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:28 am

WOREE BOWL

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Description: (coming soon)

Location: Pezzutti Park Windarra St, Woree, QLD
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 7.4 km (4.6 miles), SW
Drive Time: 15 mins
Google Maps Location: -16.960357, 145.739097

Image Gallery Link: https://imgur.com/a/4BrWv
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:35 am

EDMONTON BOWL

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Description: (coming soon)

Location: 60 Robert Rd, Bentley Park, QLD
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 12.5 km (7.8 miles), South
Drive Time: 18 min
Google Maps Location: -17.003360, 145.735712

Image Gallery Link http://imgur.com/a/vZTCI
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:49 am

GORDONVALE SKATEPARK (aka. Kenric Street Skatepark)

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Description: (coming soon)

Location: Kenrick Park, Kenrick St, Gordonvale, QLD
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 23.6 km (14.7 miles), South
Drive Time: 27 min
Google Maps Location: -17.090923, 145.769351

Image Gallery Link: http://imgur.com/a/kbgYF
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:55 am

MAREEBA SKATEPARK

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Description: (coming soon)

Location: Arnold Park 171-179 Walsh st, Mareeba QLD
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 64.5 km (40.1 miles), West
Drive Time: 1hr
Google Maps Location: -16.996209, 145.424518

Image Gallery Link: https://imgur.com/a/kdKE4
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Re: Cairns, North Queensland, Australia - Skateparks

Postby PharkenOld » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:14 am

ATHERTON SKATEPARK

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Description: (coming soon)

Location: 23 Vernon St, Atherton QLD
Distance from Cairns City Centre (Lagoon): 79.9 km (49.6 miles), West
Drive Time: 1hr 22 mins
Google Maps Location: -17.268348, 145.479260

Image Gallery Link: https://imgur.com/a/pZThR
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