Beenleigh Skate Park has to be seen to be believed! This once small skate and BMX park underwent a $3.1 million revamp and is now a destination for skaters, BMX riders and other extreme sports aficionados from around South East Queensland. If your Brisbane Kids like rolling around on any sort of wheels, add Beenleigh Skate Park to your list!
This park is also right next door to Doug Larsen park which has several playgrounds, toilet facilities and barbecues so it’s well worth packing things for a barbecue or a picnic and making a day of it.
The lights atop 18 poles at Beenleigh’s Doug Larsen Park will be fully illuminated until 10pm each evening before the lights are automatically dimmed to a level that will allow improved monitoring of a 24-hour safety camera in the park.
This park was designed with input from the professional freestyle BMX rider, world champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Logan Martin who grew up riding right here. Some of the obstacles here are huge and are definitely more suited to experienced riders, however there really is something here for everyone.
Beenleigh BMX Park features
There are rails, ramps, walls, fun boxes, quarter pipes, half pipes and more. There are still parts of this park that are suitable for beginners and even younger Brisbane Kids will be inspired and awestruck watching more experienced riders tackle some serious obstacles.
There is also a dirt track here with plenty for BMX riders to play on and the Beenleigh BMX club is based here too with a track for BMX racing.
Beenleigh Skate Park features
This park is well appointed with plenty of seating and toilet facilities as well as lighting for night time skating and riding.
It’s important to note that this BMX and skate park has several elements that are best suited to experienced and professional athletes.
Most skate parks around South East Queensland have smaller elements and are designed with beginners in mind, but this one definitely is catering to a more advanced crowd. That being said it’s fantastic that Brisbane Kids of all ages and abilities have access to facilities like this for free and in a public space. Even if some of the elements here are too big for Brisbane Kids beginning their extreme sports journeys, it’s still worth a visit to inspire them and they can see what’s possible if they keep practicing. If it happens to be raining or the weather is just too hot to brave the elements, then you might consider one of the many Indoor skate parks in Brisbane as an alternative.
How to get here
Beenleigh Skate and BMX park has a large car park and is located close to the M1 – take the Beenleigh exit and head to Chris Green Park, 33-35 Boundary St, Beenleigh
Tips before you go:
- Pack sunscreen, especially in summer – there’s very little shade on the skate and BMX facilities
- Take a drink bottle
- Safety first – consider appropriate safety gear for this one – some of these skate park elements are huge.
- Make sure whatever you’re planning to ride is in good working order
You can check out our list of dedicated skate parks for Brisbane Kids here: https://brisbanekids.com.au/best-skate-parks-in-brisbane/
For Brisbane Kids who prefer to get their kicks in on a scooter, we have a list for you here: https://brisbanekids.com.au/best-scooter-parks-in-brisbane/
If you’re here with younger Brisbane Kids, there’s plenty to see and do at Doug Larson Park right next door. This park features multiple playgrounds dotted around the local waterway, an in ground mini trampoline, picnic tables and barbecues. You can read our review of Doug Larsen Park here.