Brisbane skate parks (and their Gold Coast counterparts) are often dominated by big kids that can dwarf our little ones. However, there are a few family-friendly spots where you can go to take advantage of facilities that are better designed to meet the needs of little feet.

Benefits of scooting and skate-boarding for little ones

Not only will children be getting out and about in the fresh air, but they’ll also:

  • Be practicing hand-eye coordination
  • Work on balance skills
  • Learn about safety and taking a number of healthy risks which promotes confidence and resilience
  • Interact with others and improve social skills

What makes a skatepark toddler-friendly?

Here are the following criteria we used for the below list. Most of these skate parks are:

  • Quieter and calmer (particularly during school hours)
  • Equipped with other features like scooter tracks and bikeways
  • Balanced with smaller and bigger ramps so children can work on skills before graduating to bigger equipment
  • Equipped with a range of other family-friendly facilities like bathrooms (some with change rooms), open green space for picnics, BBQs and shaded seating areas and easily-accessible car parking

Toddler friendly skate parks Brisbane and Logan

As recommended by local parents, your best picks are:

  • BROWNS PLAINS skate park (Yancey Street, Browns Plains)
  • CREASTMEAD skate park (10 Augusta Street, Creastmead)
  • DEAGON skate park (137 Southerden Street, Sandgate)
  • DECEPTION BAY skate park (Deception Bay Road, Deception Bay) (This is very close to our Deception Bay centre and has a separate ‘beginners bowl’ for little legs)
  • GREENBANK “RHINO” skate park (2 Sheppards Drive, Greenbank) (The design of this park may promote more climbing than scooting as it’s quite sharp)
  • LOGAN VILLAGE skate park (22 Wharf Street, Logan Village)
  • REDCLIFFE skate park (437 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe)
  • SPRINGFIELD skate park (45-65 Springfield Parkway, Springfield)
  • TYGUM PARK skate park (Tygum Road, Waterford West)
  • UNDERWOOD skate park (982-1006 Underwood Road, Priestdale)

Parent tip: Time your visit. Earlier in the morning on weekends and during the school day are better than in the afternoon on a Saturday.

Scooter Parks Brisbane

Toddler friendly skate parks Gold Coast

As recommended by local parents, your best picks are:

  • COOLANGATTA skate park (Jarvis Lane, Coolangatta)
  • MATTOCKS ROAD skate park (Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre, Jim Harris Park, Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes)

Parent tip: Slip, slop, slap. Even being out in the early morning is no protection against the harsh rays of the sun – particularly in South-East Queensland.

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