New NYC Skatepark in Corona Queens Mar 22, 2010


Just caught this on The Come Up and I gotta say, it’s a really rad idea. The City is well aware of the popularity and iconic nature of certain spots. Most of which are immediate busts (especially on Park ave). For the past decade, city officials have been cleaning up the streets, converting almost all of the public plazas into constantly-surveillanced zones and consequently, displacing the city’s skateboarders. One way to get around this and address the growing skateboarding / BMX population is to make public skateparks.

These are usually designed based on some developer’s notion of what makes a skatepark legit. As we’ve seen with the recently-opened McCarren Skatepark, most of these parks suck!

NYC hired California Skateparks to design a new park in Corona, Queens. They took a new approach to park design by modeling the park after popular spots in the city, many of which are complete busts! Soon you’ll be able to ride just about every major NYC spot without even going into Manhattan. Not sure where the original image came from, or when it will be open, so stay tuned for more information.

  • B-Flo

    Coming from a background in skateboarding, I have to say I think this park sucks as much as the MCCaaren one. Ledges and stairs are everywhere. Bowls, ramps, and transitions are not. A skatepark should be composed of mostly the latter.

  • drawler

    I just need to give some support for McCarren! It’s nice to have a concrete quarter and some ledges hassle free in BK… although it could be much better.

  • wonka


  • Marlboro sleeping bag

    i plan on chipping all the ledges at this park fuck nyc we philly all day fuck queens delco all day pop off 29.99 shoe warehouse asshole for life

  • w/e

    The quarter pipe at McCarren is a bank with coping on top, it would have been better off as one big pool (to skate).

    The Flushings park looks rad. If you want tranny, go to Pier 62.