Have you seen Bracken Ridge Skate Park and the new Bracken Ridge BMX Track yet? The Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza can now boast the largest BMX facility of its kind in Australia, right alongside! Skaters, scooterers and BMX riders have enjoyed the facilities at Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza for a couple of years now, and the addition of a dedicated BMX track is very welcome. Care has been taken with the design to create a skate park and BMX track suitable for kids of all ages and all abilities, so whether your kids are into 2, 3 or 4 wheels they’ll be ‘flipping’ for joy to ‘drop in’ at Bracken Ridge! See what we did there – skating puns!
Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza features
Big wheels and small can make use of Bracken Ridge Skate Park because the tracks are wide and long and there’s plenty of space for all. The features have been carefully designed for scooter, skateboard and BMX riders to all have fun and develop their skills. Here are some of the action-packed tail-whipping design features you’ll find there:
- Flat and angled grinding rails
- Gaps to jump
- Quarter pipes
- Kicker to kicker
- Waterfall roll in (don’t worry – it’s dry!)
Plus some really cool additional ‘street skating’ stuff like …
- Skateable planter box
- Pole jam
- Fire hydrant
And for the comfort of those watching…
- Plenty of covered areas providing shelter
- Seating areas
- Shady trees
- Water bubblers
Bracken Ridge BMX Track features
- 640m metres of asphalt track
- Wide shallow bowls
- Rhythm track
- Lights until 10pm for evening riding
- Features for riders of all ages and abilities
- Seating and shade
- Viewing area can see the whole track
Who can use Bracken Ridge Skate Park and Bracken Ridge BMX Track?
Bracken Ridge Skate Park and Bracken Ridge BMX Track are open to the public and free to use. Families with children of all ages are welcome to access the facilities there, from toddlers on their three-wheeled scooters to teens and adults on professional scooters, skateboards and BMXs. The Skate Plaza can get busy during peak times and older riders can go fast, so take care to supervise ‘snaking’ littlies who might not have developed their collision awareness yet. The BMX track is narrow to allow for that extra length and it’s not one-way only, but there are plenty of places to pause to allow passing and to plan your next circuit.
What can you do at Bracken Ridge BMX Track and Skate Plaza?
Have fun! There’s room for all and plenty to do. Bracken Ridge Skate Park covers 1000m2 with fresh smooth concrete and is almost 100m end to end. The BMX course has 640m of asphalt track with plenty of humps, bumps and hills, and even shallow bowls for practicing whips and getting some air. There are trees, lawns and artificially grassed areas to keep things cooler in summer PLUS the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Both Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and Bracken Ridge BMX track are fully floodlit for evening enjoyment too, right up until the official closing time at 10pm!
What other facilities are at Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and BMX Track?
Bracken Ridge Skate Park and Bracken Ridge BMX Track are on the same complex as the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre where you can make use of their café kiosk for snacks and drinks, or cool off with a swim after a day of skateboarding, scootering, or BMX riding.
There’s also a large onsite car park offering free parking. Families Mag tip: go after lunch when parking is easier!
Where do I find Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and Bracken Ridge BMX Track?
Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza and BMX Track is located at 523 Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon.
Have you been there? Leave your review in the comments below!