Best Skate Park (2010)

Skate Park at Astral Fountain

A gift to the city from the Maloof brothers, the brand-new Skate Park at Astral Fountain is a skate kid's dream. The 16,000-square-foot course, designed by pro skaters Chris Cole, Geoff Rowley, and Steve Rodriguez, re-creates skating highlights from the city's five boroughs. In one place, skaters can ride elements from the Union Square stairs, One Police Plaza, and the Con Ed "pyramid ledges." The park was inaugurated with this year's Maloof Money Cup and donated to the Parks Department days later. It's in a remote corner of Corona Park near the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion, a 15-minute walk (or five-minute skate) from the 7 train.

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