Whether you're a seasoned skater looking for a new spot to practice or the type who feels more comfortable cheering on others from the sidelines, here are a few Long Island skate parks:
Oil City Skatepark 3565 Maple Court Oceanside 516-442-0703 oilcitysk8.com
Cost: $12 for first session, $7 each additional session, plus $15 one-time fee
Built by pro skateboarders inside a 13,000-square-foot warehouse, the skatepark features a 12-foot vertical ramp, plus additional ramps and rails.
Inline1 Sports Center Hallock Avenue/Route 25A Mount Sinai 631-474-2900 inline1.com
Cost: $15-$20 a visit ($40-$55 initial fee)
With a bowl, fly boxes, rails, ledges, pyramids, spines, vertical ramps and 11- and 12-foot ramps and mini ramps in this 14,000-square-foot space, "you're not going to be bored," says skateboard instructor Billy Huether, 17.
Nickerson Beach Park 880 Lido Blvd. Lido Beach 516-571-7700
Cost: $8-$20 parking fee
This fenced-in skate park is a 160-by-100-foot space with seven ramps of varying difficulty, two rails, a rubber mat surface. Helmets required.
Greenport Park Moores Lane Greenport 631-477-1133 greenportvillage.com
From sunrise until the lights shut off at 11 p.m., riders can test out this 20,000-square-foot, concrete-and-wood skate park, which charges no fees, is open to the public, is unsupervised and "used at people's own risk," says village administrator Dave Abatelli. Still, skaters are required to don helmets and other protective gear while at the park, which includes a half pipe, quarter pipes and a street course.