From roadsides to parks: a guide to Shenzhen's top skateboarding sites

From: Shenzhen Daily

The outdoor skateboarding space at Hongqiao Park. 

The good news for skateboarding enthusiasts who are on the lookout for the best sites to enjoy their favorite sport is that Shenzhen is a rising paradise for boarders. From the bustling streets of Futian to the picturesque parks of Nanshan, there are plenty of options for boarders of all skill levels. Here are some sites where they can learn and practice or simply while away the hours in leisure.

Futian District

1985 Skatepark (1985滑板公园)

Winning fame among younger generations as a byword for the "skaters' mecca," the 1985 Skatepark is a modern skate facility featuring various obstacles, ramps, and rails that are guaranteed to excite and challenge skaters of all capabilities.

Nestled in Shenzhen's vibrant downtown, the 1985 Skatepark sets itself apart with a unique street-style concrete space. Spanning an expansive area of 2,500 square meters, 1985 offers a diverse range of skateboarding facilities, including a large curved surface, a launch platform, and steps. It is open to both members and non-members, with non-members being charged 30 yuan (US$4.1) per day. Moreover, any purchase over 85 yuan at any 1985 store grants free entry.

Opening hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: 100m west from the intersection of Huanggang Road and Ximen Road, Vanke Sports Community, Futian District (福田区皇岗路与西门路交叉口西100米万科运动社区)

Metro: Line 10, to Dongguailing Station (冬瓜岭站), Exit E

Shark Skateboard College (鲨鱼滑板学院)

The Shark Skateboard College provides professional coaching and a safe space for practice, ideal for children and teenagers eager to learn the basics or to improve their skills.

Located on the rooftop of the Liang'an Building in Futian District, the innovative skateboarding venue offers breathtaking city views and a fresh, open space for its young patrons.

It features a combination of flat ground and gently undulating terrain, made from durable epoxy board material that can be rearranged to accommodate various skill levels. This versatility ensures the park remains engaging and suitable for the young skateboarders it serves.

Entry is free, while course tuition fees can be discussed directly with the person in charge. The college offers comprehensive skateboarding lessons tailored to individual needs. They also sell a range of skateboarding equipment and accessories.

Shark prides itself on being Shenzhen's first publicly accessible rooftop skatepark. The venue boasts an array of facilities, including a standalone beverage bar, a video screening area and an E-sports area.

Opening Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Add: 7/F, Liang'an Building, Meilin Subdistrict, Futian District (福田区梅林街道两岸大楼七楼)

Metro: Line 9 to Shangmeiling Station (上梅林站), Exit J1

Bao'an District

OH Bay Skatepark (欢乐港湾海滨滑板营)

In the heart of Bao'an District, OH Bay Skatepark is certainly on the Chinese skateboarding map.

As the country's first professional seaside skatepark, it covers an impressive area of 3,500 square meters. This expansive site is divided into two main sections, a street-style area and a bowl area. Each section is designed in strict compliance with international skateboarding competition standards, offering a diverse range of state-of-the-art facilities.

The skatepark charges a fee of 30 yuan for a single entry. For frequent visitors, there are half-yearly and annual membership cards available at 980 yuan and 1,680 yuan respectively. It is noteworthy that skateboarding is strictly prohibited in the public areas outside the designated skateboarding zones.

OH Bay is also a training base for professional skateboarders and a venue for skateboarding events, a place that nurtures talent and brings exciting activities to Shenzhen. Skaters here can enjoy unique seashore-inspired designs and a sea breeze while navigating the multifaceted terrain, which includes mini ramps, a huge bowl and a street course.

Opening hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add:West side of Happy Harbour, No.8 Baoxing Road, Xin'an Street, Bao'an District (宝安区新安街道宝兴路8号欢乐港湾西侧)

Metro: Line 5 to Baohua Station (宝华站), Exit D; or Line 1 or 5 to Bao'an Center Station (宝安中心站), Exit F

Wandering Indoor Skatepark (Wandering室内滑板场•宝安店)

Wandering Indoor Skatepark offers a spacious, air-conditioned environment where skateboarders can practice their tricks away from the scorching sun.

The indoor facility charges a reasonable entry fee for a decent space of around 1,000 square meters.

The park features an open flat land area as well as various terrains to challenge skaters. Skateboarding lessons are available for those interested in learning the sport. Additionally, the park retails skateboarding equipment and has an on-site café for skaters to relax and socialize.

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Add:101 Skatepark, Block B, Building No. 378, Gushu 1st Road, Xixiang Street, Bao'an District (宝安区西乡街道固戍一路378号厂房B栋101滑板场)

Metro:Line 1 to Gushu Station (固戍站), Exit F

Nanshan District

Shekou Skatepark (蛇口滑板场)

The recently renovated Shekou Skatepark is among the city's largest, attracting skaters from near and far with its wide variety of elements offering challenges for all skill levels.

As one of the most recognized skateparks in Shenzhen, Shekou Skatepark has been serving the skateboarding community since 2006. Designed by an American company, the park is best known for its iconic pyramid feature. Although the park's area is not extensive, it does not compromise on the quality and diversity of its facilities. Moreover, its location within the Shekou Sports Center makes it a hub of active lifestyle and sports, attracting many skateboarders in the area

Opening Hours: 8:45 a.m.-10:15 p.m.

Add:Shekou Sports Center, Gongye Road 7, Nanshan District (南山区工业七路蛇口体育中心)

Metro:Line 8 or 2 to Shuiwan Station (水湾站), Exit C

Shenzhen Bay Sports Center (深圳湾体育中心)

Shenzhen Bay Sports Center is a comprehensive leisure zone where skateboarders can enjoy stunning views of Shenzhen Bay while taking advantage of the skate park's outdoor facilities.

Nestled within the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, this outdoor skatepark in Nanshan District offers a unique and scenic spot for skateboard enthusiasts. The park is free to use and covers a sizable area, providing plenty of space for skaters to explore.

With both open flat land and various terrains, skateboarders of all levels can test their skills and learn new tricks. The park does not offer skateboarding lessons; nevertheless, it is still a great place for self-learning and practicing. While it does not retail skateboarding equipment, there are nearby shops catering to skaters' needs. The park's location within the sports center also offers access to other sports facilities and amenities.

Opening Hours: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (weekdays);8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (weekends)

Add: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, No. 3001 Binhai Avenue, Yuehai Subdistrict, Nanshan District (南山区粤海街道滨海大道3001号深圳湾体育中心)

Metro: Lines 2 or 11 to Houhai Station (后海站), Exit H

Longgang District

Qiushuishan Park (求水山公园)

Qiushuishan Park, an oasis in the city, houses a dedicated skateboarding area with ramps and obstacles to satisfy beginners and experienced boarders alike.

While offering a tranquil outdoor skatepark for skateboarders to enjoy in Longgang, the park has no entry fee, which makes it an affordable option for skaters. With a medium-sized skating area, it is suitable for both casual and serious skateboarders.

Featuring a combination of open flat land and various terrains, the park caters to skaters of different skill levels. Despite a lack of designated areas for children, the park is still rather family-friendly and suitable for skateboarders of all ages. Although Qiushuishan Park neither offers skateboarding lessons nor retails skateboarding equipment, its serene environment still makes it a perfect spot for practice and relaxation.

Opening Hours: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Add: Longshan Road (near Nanling Garden), Nanling Village Community, Nanwan Subdistrict, Longgang District (龙岗区南湾街道南岭村社区龙山路 (近南岭花园))

Metro: Line 5 to Baigelong Station (百鸽笼站), Exit B

SO Skatepark (六一滑板•龙岗金沙摩尔店)

SO Skatepark, located in the bustling Jinsha Mall, grants shoppers a unique opportunity to perfect their boarding skills in a relaxed and fun environment.

Also located in Longgang District, SO Skatepark is an all-encompassing skateboarding facility that skaters will love. With a nominal entry fee, the park provides a sizeable outdoor space for skaters to practice and have fun.

The park boasts open flat land, as well as various terrains to accommodate skateboarders of all skill levels. It also features a children's area and offers skateboarding lessons for those looking to hone their skills. SO Skatepark retails skateboarding equipment on-site and has a café for skaters to recharge after a session.

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Add: 4/F, Zhijian Times Square, 46 Silien Road, Longgang District (龙岗区四联路46号志健时代广场4楼)

Metro: Line 3 to Henggang Station (横岗站), Exit D

Luohu District

Xianhu Skatepark (仙湖滑板场)

Situated amidst lush greenery of Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Xianhu Skatepark has a great mix of ramps and obstacles, making it an ideal destination for a tranquil day of skating.

As Luohu District's popular skating spot, Xianhu Skatepark offers a peaceful escape for skaters. It is suitable for skateboarders of all ages and skill levels.

This park features both open flat land and various terrains, catering to different levels of difficulty. While it does not have a designated area for children, it is suitable for family outings. Xianhu Skatepark does not offer skateboarding lessons or retail skateboarding equipment, but its tranquil environment makes it an ideal spot for practice and reflection.

Opening Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Add: Wutong Greenway Skatepark, West side of Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, No.160 Xianhu Road, Luohu District (罗湖区仙湖路160号深圳仙湖植物园内西侧梧桐绿道滑板场)

Metro: Line 8 or 2 to Xianhu Road Station (仙湖路站), Exit C3

Guangming District

Hongqiao Park (虹桥公园)

Similar to Xianhu Skatepark, Hongqiao Park offers a serene outdoor space where skateboarders can practice their moves and at the same time enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Hongqiao Park in Guangming District is home to an outdoor skatepark that welcomes skateboard enthusiasts. This park has no entry fee, making it accessible for all skaters. The skating area is of moderate size, providing enough space for skateboarders to enjoy themselves.

Featuring both open flat land and various terrains, Hongqiao Park caters to skaters of varying skill levels. While it does not have a designated area for children or offer skateboarding lessons, it is a great spot for self-learning and practice. The park does not retail skateboarding equipment, but its picturesque surroundings make it a popular destination for skateboarders.

Opening Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (latest entry time no later than 18:30)

Add: Junction of Kelin Road and Chalin Road, Guangming District (光明区光明科林路与茶林路交口)

Metro: Line 6 to Fenghuang Town Station (凤凰城站)

No matter which part of the city you call home, these skateboarding sites in Shenzhen are sure to cater to the diverse interests and abilities of skateboarders looking to learn, practice, and enjoy their favorite pastime. With an abundance of options, there's never been a better time to grab your board and hit the streets of this flourishing metropolis.

* Appendix: Full shortlist of other skateboarding site of Shenzhen

(rankings are not in particular order)

To make this article more exhaustive and helpful, we supplement the list here with additional skateparks not introduced in the body text. (Entry is free if not otherwise indicated)

Futian District

Shenzhen Civic Center Square 市民中心广场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District (福田区福中三路)

Bijia Mountain Park 笔架山公园

Opening Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Add: Meigang Road, Futian District (福田区梅岗路)

Chaoku Skate Field in Vanke One Base Park 万科运动社区公园潮酷滑板场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add:100m east from the intersection of Caitian Road Auxiliary Road and Lianhua Branch Road, Futian District (福田区彩田路辅路与莲花支路交叉口东100米)

Shenzhen Bookstore CBD Store Square 深圳书城中心城广场

Opening Hours: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Add: North to Civil Center and south to Lianhua Mountain, Fuzhong 1st Road, Futian District (福田区福中一路市民中心以北,莲花山以南)

Meifeng Community Park 梅丰社区公园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Southeast corner of Huamao Yuan, Zhongkang Road, Futian District (福田区中康路华茂苑东南角)

Shangbu Greenway Park 上步绿廊公园

Opening Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Add: Intersection of Shangbu Road and Hong Li Road, Futian District (福田区上步路与红荔路十字路口)

Bao'an District

Bao'an Waterfront Culture Park 滨海文化公园

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (weekends & holidays)

Add: Northwest corner of OH Bay, Bao’an District (宝安区欢乐港湾西北角)

Bao'an Stadium 宝安体育馆

Opening Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Add: 2112 Xinhu Road, Bao'an District (宝安区新湖路2112号)

Square of Qianhai HOP Mall 前海HOP天地广场

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: 19 Xinghua Road 1, Bao'an District (宝安区兴华一路19号)

Rainbow Department Store Shajing Outlet 天虹商场•沙井店

Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday), 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)

Add: 32 Shajing Zhongxin Road, Shaqi Community, Xinqiao Subdistrict, Bao'an District (宝安区新桥街道沙企社区沙井中心路32号)

Lixinhu Park 立新湖公园

Opening Hours: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: 8 Renshan Road 2, Qiaotou Community, Bao'an District (宝安区桥头社区稔山二路8号)

Wanfu Square 万福广场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Fuyong Avenue, Fuyong Town, Bao'an District (宝安区福永镇福永大道)

Songgang Cultural Square 松岗文化广场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: 107 National Road, opposite to Songgang Street Office, Bao'an District (宝安区107国道,松岗街道办对面)

1992 Sports Community 1992运动社区

Opening Hours: 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

Add: 3/F, Huafuju International Decoration Material City, No.2 Huaide South Road, Fuyong Subdistrict, Bao'an District (宝安区福永街道怀德南路2号华富居国际装饰材料城3楼)

Nanshan District

OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park 华侨城创意文化园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: No.2 Jinxiu North Street, Nanshan District (南山区锦绣北街2号)

G&G Creativity Community G&G创意社区

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: No.9 Liyuan Road, Nanshan District (南山区荔园路9号)

Dashahe Park 大沙河公园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: 8228 Beihuan Avenue, Nanshan District (南山区北环大道8228号)

Guiwan Park 桂湾公园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: 70m northeast of the intersection of Qianwan Road 1 and Heishai Avenue, Nanshan District (南山区前湾一路与听海大道交叉口东北70米)

Nanshan Culture and Sports Center 南山文体中心

Opening Hours: 7 a.m.-9 a.m, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Add: 62 Nantou Street, Nanshan District (南山区南头街62号)

Baoli Culture Square 保利文化广场

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: 4, Wenxin 6th Road, Nanshan District (南山区文心六路4号)

Shenwan Street Park 深湾街心公园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: SZ Metro Vanke Zhenwanhui, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan District (南山区白石三道深铁万科瑧湾汇)

Wandering Indoor Skatepark, Nanshan Houhaihui Branch (Entrance fee required)


Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: B2-20B, Houhaihui, Yuehai Subdistrict, Nanshan District (南山区粤海街道后海汇B2-20B)

Longgang District

Longcheng Square 龙城广场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Longgang Avenue, near Longgang District Government building, Longgang District (龙岗区中心城龙岗大道,近龙岗区政府)

"Floating Islands" Longgang 2nd Flyover Park  ”漂浮群岛”龙岗2号天桥公园

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Near Longgang District Government building (龙岗区政府旁)

VBOY Skate School (Longgang Wanda Branch) VBOY滑板•龙岗万达店

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Add: Wanda Plaza, Longgang District (龙岗区万达广场)

Luohu District

East Lake Park 东湖公园

Opening Hours: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Add: 11 Aiguo Road Street 1, Huangbei Subdistrict, Luohu District (罗湖区黄贝街道爱国路一街11号)

Longhua District

VBOY Skatepark in Yifang World 壹方天地VBOY滑板公园

Opening Hours: 12:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (weekends)

Add: B1047, Area D, Yifang World, Longhua District (龙华区壹方天地D区B1047)

Yantian District

Lighthouse Library Seaside Plank Catwalk 灯塔图书馆海滨栈道

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: 11 Haijing Road, Yantian District (盐田区海景路11号)

One Mall Square 壹海城广场

Opening Hours: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Add: 1025 Haijing Road 2, Yantian District (盐田区海景二路1025号)

Guangming District

Gongming Square 公明广场

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Near Gongming Bus Station, Songbai Highway, Gongming Subdistrict, Guangming District (光明区公明街道松白公路公明汽车站附近)

Pingshan District

Pingshan Children's Park 坪山儿童公园

Opening Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Add: 160m east of the intersection of Tongyu Road and Xinhu Road, Pingshan District (坪山区同裕路与新湖路交叉口东160米)

Dapeng District

Luzui Villa Resort 鹿嘴山庄度假村

Opening Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (no later entry than 4:30 p.m.)

Add: Xindong Road, Yangmeikeng, Nan'ao Town, Dapeng District (大鹏区南澳镇杨梅坑新东路)

Langqizhanyun Beachfront Resort Hotel 浪骑瞻云海滨度假酒店

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Add: Near 88 Xindong Road, Dongshan Community, Nan'ao Town, Dapeng District (大鹏区南澳镇东山社区新东路88号附近)

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