Skate is a popular and great way to be active.
There are Council skate parks throughout the city offering local and visiting skaters a range of fun, accessible spaces.
- Waitangi Park - opposite Chaffers Street on the waterfront. The park has a wide variety of skate equipment and ramps for beginners and experienced skaters. It also has street skating equipment and concrete bowls.
- Ian Galloway Park - Curtis Street, Northland. This park has a new wooden ramp that's higher and wider than the previous ramp.
- Berhampore/Island Bay Skate Park - Adelaide Road, Island Bay, opposite Wakefield Park. This park's wooden mini-ramp was repaired and has a range of gradients.
- Newlands - behind Newlands Fire Station on Newlands Road. Has an open concrete space and ramps. A recent extension has added more concrete space, ramps and street skating equipment.
- Tawa - Davies Street, Tawa, behind Tawa Pool - has open concrete space, a ramp and street skate equipment.
- Nairnville Park - corner Cockayne Road / Lucknow Terrace, Khandallah. This park has a concrete ramp.
- Plantation Reserve - off Tirangi Road, Rongotai. This park has open concrete space and ramps with some rails.
WeSkate Poneke campaign
Skating has become hugely popular in recent years with hundreds of Wellington locals using public spaces such as skate parks, streets, and DIY skate spaces each week to keep active. However, there is a history of negative stigma around skateboarding, and we want to challenge this and breakdown negative stereotypes.
Find out how we're challenging negative public perceptions of skaters around the city on our WeSkate Poneke page.
There is a Council bylaw governing skating in public spaces. While you can skate on most footpaths, there are some areas where skating is not allowed.
Public Places Bylaw - Skateboards and Skates
All Wellington City Council skate parks are smoke-free areas.
- First offence - skateboard confiscated. $20 fine to recover it.
- Second offence - skateboard confiscated. $40 fine to recover it after three working days.
- Third or more offence - skateboard confiscated. There are fines of up to $750 for skating in a way that puts other people's safety at risk.
If you cause damage and don't report it you can be fined up to $5,000.