Young people interested in BMX biking, skateboarding and rollerblading have certainly chosen an interesting life path. Hey, it beats sitting in front of the TV. Here are a few places in which to hone each of those skills. Each can accommodate both the beginner and the advanced skater. Most require the wearing of regulation pads and helmets as well, so don’t forget them.
Huntington Skate Park
Greenlawn Park, Huntington
9,200 square feet with grind boxes, wedges, rails, spines, ramps, subboxes, quarter pipes, and half pipes. Residents: $40/annual, $5/session; Non-residents: $80/annual, $10/session.
Inline 1 Sports Center & Extreme Park
The largest outdoor skate park on Long Island. Initial fee: $40-$55; all subsequent visits: $15-$20. Also features private lessons and summer camps.
Oil City Skate Park
15,000 square feet, indoor, open 7 days a week. First session: $12, each additional session: $7, insurance waiver: $15. They also offer private lessons and summer camps.
Greenport Municipal Skate Park
An award-winning outdoor facility for with a street course, 6-foot half pipe, table top, 12 foot vert and more. Free to skate.
Nickerson Beach Skate Park
Features a variety of ramps and rails. Free to skate, parking fee: $8-$20.