Junction Skate Park is just near Camberwell junction and a easy space to observe the kids busy skating. There is also on site YMCA skating lessons available and the YMCA office/cafe which has spare parts, cold drinks and friendly staff on hand to help.
When: YMCA on site weekdays 3.30pm – 5.30pm, daylight savings weekdays 4pm – 6pm, weekends 11am – 4pm, school and public holidays staffed 11am – 5pm.
Where: 387 Riversdale Rd HAWTHORN EAST
Cost: FREE to skate, lessons start at $15. Click here for more information.
When you’re a little skater and just starting out early mornings are the best time for skate parks if you want to avoid the crowds. That said at the Junction Skate & BMX Park the staff from the YMCA offer lessons and this is a great way to get a tour of the Park and some tips on how to master the course. We had a lesson with the YMCA at Riverslide and it was fantastic and we plan to do another one again as it really gave the kids some great tips and confidence on tackling drops that they previously would have avoided – plus they loved the lesson!
There is shaded seating and public toilet facilities.