10 bucket list skateparks in Lisbon

So, you wanna visit Lisbon and looking for skateparks? Here are our top 10 in the city.

When I started skateboarding at the age of 42 I started visiting different skateparks during the weekends. You know, skate something different and get away for a bit, visit new places. After a short while I found it was difficult to find new skateparks and was surprised to find out that there was not one website with all the skateparks and miniramps in the country. So I, with the help of a friend, decided to make a website for the skater community in Portugal. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Before we knew it we had 128 skateparks, mini ramps and hotels with bowls in continental Portugal on our bucket list. Skateparks have been popping up like mushrooms the last couple of years and the district of Lisbon now has a total of 34 skateparks. And today we want to share with you our favourite 10 bucket list spots in and near the city of Lisbon. 

Chelas skatepark

Chelas skatepark, aka Skatepark de Marvila, is a concrete park located in City Park Vale de Chelas. The skatepark was designed and built in 2013 by Francisco Lopez and funded by Rock and Rio. The skatepark features one of the largest bowls in Portugal and a large street section with a good variety of obstacles and a nice flow.

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Parque das Gerações Skatepark

Parque das Gerações skatepark, aka PDG, was inaugurated back in 2013 by the Municipality of Cascais who invested more than 300000€ to build one of the best skateparks in the country. The skatepark was designed by Francisco Lopez. In 2017 Parque das Gerações won the OP2017 (another 300000€ investment in new infrastructures), more than 5 years later the users are still waiting for the extension of the park. 

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Monsanto skatepark

It’s in Monsanto Park, almost three times bigger than Central Park in New York, in sunny Lisbon, that lies one of Lisbon's best skateparks. Monsanto skatepark was designed by Francisco Lopez in 2018. You can find the park in Parque de Merendas da Alameda Keil do Amaral. You will have to park your car somewhere and walk a good 100 meters to reach the park, because it's tucked up in the forest. The skatepark is made up of a bowl and street section with a nice variety of obstacles. A broom is a good tool to bring. If you are the first person at the park you will have some cleaning to do. The trees provide shade, but also fills the park with morning "death-traps". 

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Ameixoeira skatepark

Ameixoeira skatepark is a concrete park designed by Francisco Lopez and built in 2018. The skatepark is made up of a bowl and a street section in an interesting setup. 

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Pedrouços skatepark

Pedrouços skatepark is a concrete park built in 1996 and it's also one of the oldest skateparks in Portugal. No need to say it‘s an iconic skatepark in Lisbon that's definitely worth a visit. 

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Odivelas skatepark

Odivelas skatepark, aka Torre do Skate Park, is one of the oldest skate parks in Portugal and definitely an iconic bucket list spot in Lisbon. The park was last renovated by Wasteland Skateparks and Academia dos Paitins in 2020.

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Bairro de Liberdade Skatepark

Bairro da Liberdade skatepark, aka Campolide skatepark, is a concrete park located under a bridge overpass, designed by Franisco Lopez. The park opened in February 2020 and is located near Liberdade Atletico Club. Bairro da Liberdade skatepark is one of the only options in Lisbon when it rains or when it's too hot.

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Expo pumptrack

Expo Pumptrack, aka Parque Das Nações skatepark, consists of two separate asphalt tracks, a beginner and a large pro track. The pumptracks were built by Velosolutions in 2020 for an estimated cost of 236000€. The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship were held here in 2021. Located 100 meters from the Expo pumptrack you find the Expo skatepark.

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Caxias skatepark

Caxias skatepark is a wooden park, built by Academia dos Patins back in 2018. The skatepark is located right next to the train station in Oeiras in Jardim de Caxias park. The skatepark features a mix of bike and skate obstacles. Definitely a fun park to hit during the week, but can get crowded in the weekends. 

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Expo skatepark

The skatepark in Parque das Nações park has been around for a couple of decades, was closed for a long time and badly "renovated" by the City Hall of Lisbon in 2020. The Expo skatepark, aka Parque das Nações skatepark, features a bowl, street section and is located approximately 100 meters from the Parque Das Nações pumptrack, currently the best asphalt track in Portugal.

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By Haroun Cherif

Brandoa Skatepark: A Symbol of Progress

The Brandoa skatepark offers an array of fun lines and serves as a perpetual canvas for skaters to express their creativity The Brandoa skatepark, located within the Encosta do Sol parish in the municipality of Amadora, is more than just a concrete playground for skaters. It represents a promising sign of the changing times. After being overlooked for years, this plot of land on the outskirts of Lisbon embarked on a journey to combat prejudice while offering the local community a platform to showcase their diverse talents — be it in culture, society, or sports. Cultural diversity thrives here, with residents hailing from over 50 different nationalities. Within the confines of a skatepark, factors like colour, race, gender, or religion are empty words, fostering an inclusive environment. Brandoa, in addition to its cultural richness, boasts a landscape that is both geologically challenging and rewarding. Local enthusiasts fondly reminisce about the thrill of downhill sessions during the 80’s and 90’s when bearings were the buzzword, not only for skateboards but for rolling carts and various other moving objects. These were times of sheer exhilaration and wonder. It's against this backdrop that the local municipality decided to invest in a skatepark in a prime location, close to well-maintained urban landscapes, schools, a church, the local market, and padel courts. Designed and built by Wasteland Skateparks, the Brandoa skatepark offers an array of exciting lines and serves as a perpetual canvas for skaters to express their creativity. The seamless concrete surface is a major plus, and the obstacles have been meticulously crafted to deliver the perfect blend of speed and variety. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   Accessible via numerous roads and public transportation options, Brandoa skatepark has also emerged as a result of community-driven efforts to engage with public authorities, consolidating local street riders into one central hub. The outcome is a vibrant and harmonious mix — of styles, of people, and of purpose. That said, the Brandoa skatepark symbolizes progress in its purest form. It stands as a testament to the power of community collaboration and inclusivity, transcending societal boundaries while providing a dynamic platform for skaters to pursue their passions and dreams. As the wheels roll on at Brandoa skatepark, it carries forward the legacy of resilience, diversity, and endless possibilities. Just try it and be a part of this journey. Visit Brandoa skatepark Find out more about Wasteland skateparks

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Exploring Arruda dos Vinhos Skatepark: A Summer Skate Session in Portugal

Embarking on our mission to skate every skatepark in Portugal, we arrived at Arruda dos Vinhos, a small town nestled in the western region of the country. Despite the scorching 30-degree Celsius temperatures, we were determined to make the most of our skate session at the local skatepark. Although Arruda dos Vinhos Skatepark may not boast the most impressive features, its basic setup and scenic surroundings provided us with an enjoyable afternoon with our crew. Arruda dos Vinhos Arruda dos Vinhos, located approximately 30 kilometers north of Lisbon, is a charming municipality in the Lisbon District. With a population of around 14,000 residents, this town exudes a peaceful atmosphere and offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city life. The area is known for its picturesque landscapes, surrounded by rolling vineyards and lush greenery. Despite its relatively small size, Arruda dos Vinhos has a rich cultural heritage and traditional Portuguese charm. While the skatepark may not be the main draw, Arruda dos Vinhos offers a scenic backdrop that adds to the overall experience. The town's natural beauty and idyllic surroundings make it a pleasant place to spend time outdoors. After a session at the skatepark, take a stroll through the town's charming streets and relax at local cafes. Interested in the wine scene? Don't miss the opportunity to explore the vineyards and wineries in the area, where you can sample regional wines and learn about the winemaking process. Arruda dos Vinhos skatepark The Arruda dos Vinhos skatepark, while not the most "remarkable" in terms of design, still provides a space for skaters to have some fun. Built with basic metal elements, the skatepark follows a simple back-and-forth setup, featuring a quarter pipe, a bank, and a jumpbox.  In conclusion, Arruda dos Vinhos Skatepark may not be the most remarkable skatepark in Portugal, but it provided us with a decent skate session in a beautiful setting. The town's scenic landscapes, cultural heritage, and welcoming atmosphere make it worth a visit for those seeking a peaceful escape from city life. While you're there, take the time to explore the local attractions, taste the delicious wines, and immerse yourself in the traditional Portuguese charm of Arruda dos Vinhos. Crew of the day: Rodrigo Simão, Margarida Cepeda, Purple  Visit Arruda dos Vinhos skatepark

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Bombarral Skatepark Tour: Transforming the Ordinary into something good

Continuing our mission to skate every skatepark in Portugal, our next stop brought us to Bombarral, a small town situated in the Lisbon District. Our attention turned to Bombarral Skatepark, which, to be frank, falls short of being one of the best skateparks in the region. However, with the determination to make the most of our visit, we gathered a special crew consisting of Tiago Miguel, Rodrigo Russo, and Rodrigo Simão. Despite the park's shortcomings and in need of repair, our goal was to infuse it with our vibe and style, striving to make something seemingly lackluster appear extraordinary. Bombarral Bombarral, with its close-knit community and modest population, offers a unique glimpse into the authentic Portuguese lifestyle. Nestled within the picturesque Lisbon District, the town boasts a tranquil atmosphere and a blend of historical and contemporary elements. While Bombarral may not be known for its skateboarding scene or extraordinary landmarks, its simplicity and unassuming charm provided a refreshing change of pace. We approached Bombarral Skatepark with the mindset of elevating it beyond its limitations and showcasing the transformative power of skateboarding. Bombarral Skatepark Bombarral Skatepark, while certainly in need of repair and lacking in standout features, became our canvas for creativity. Instead of bemoaning its condition, we took the opportunity to reimagine the space. We did our best to make even the simplest elements look remarkable. This skate session served as a testament to the power of a passionate crew, showcasing that with the right mindset and determination, any skatepark can become a platform for self-expression and inspiration.   While Bombarral Skatepark may not have left a lasting impression as one of Portugal's top skateparks, the experience in Bombarral itself was a reminder of the beauty in finding joy in unexpected places. Our visit to Bombarral Skatepark became a reminder that sometimes it's not about the quality of the park, but rather the spirit and enthusiasm we bring to it. Every skatepark holds the potential for transformation and self-expression, regardless of its initial condition. In conclusion, Bombarral Skatepark in the heart of Bombarral may not have ranked among the best skateparks, but it provided a unique opportunity for us to showcase the transformative power of skateboarding. Bombarral, with its humble charm and simplicity, served as a reminder that skateboarding is about more than just the location—it's about the passion, creativity, and camaraderie that can turn any skatepark into a canvas for self-expression and fun. Crew: Tiago Miguel, Rodrigo Russo, Rodrigo Simão, and Haroun Cherif Visit Bombarral skatepark on our marp

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Peniche Skatepark Tour: Surfing Paradise with Room for Improvement

Continuing our ambitious mission to skate and film every skatepark in Portugal, we arrived at Peniche, a renowned surfer's paradise located in the western coastal region of the country. Our next stop was Peniche Skatepark, unfortunately known as one of the worst skateparks in Portugal. Despite its lackluster reputation, we were joined by a dedicated crew consisting of Tiago Miguel, Buga, Margarida Cepeda, and Rodrigo Simão behind the camera. While the skatepark may not be worth visiting, Peniche's vibrant surf culture and picturesque setting compensate for its underwhelming skatepark. Peniche skatepark Peniche Skatepark, unfortunately, falls short of expectations when it comes to skateboarding facilities. Considered one of the worst skateparks in Portugal, its limitations and lack of quality hinder the potential for a remarkable skate session. However, our crew embraced the challenge, using their skills and creativity to make the most of the limited features. Tiago Miguel, Buga, and Margarida Cepeda pushed their limits, finding lines and tricks within the constraints of the skatepark, while Rodrigo Simão captured the action behind the camera. While the skatepark may not be noteworthy, the dedication and passion of our crew shone through, making the best of an underwhelming situation.   Peniche Peniche, with its population of approximately 26,429 residents, holds a special place in the hearts of surfers worldwide. Situated on a peninsula, Peniche is blessed with stunning beaches and world-class waves that attract surf enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. The town exudes a laid-back, coastal vibe and offers a vibrant surf culture that permeates its streets and waters. Beyond the skatepark, Peniche provides an array of experiences for those seeking sun, sand, and unforgettable surf sessions. Beyond the skatepark, Peniche offers a treasure trove of experiences. The town's historic center showcases its rich maritime heritage and offers charming streets to wander, lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Peniche's location on the coast provides an opportunity for breathtaking coastal walks, invigorating swims, or simply basking in the beauty of the surrounding nature. Surfers will find themselves in paradise, with numerous surf breaks catering to different skill levels. Peniche's vibrant surf culture, coupled with its natural beauty, makes it a destination worth exploring, even if the skatepark doesn't live up to expectations. In conclusion, while Peniche Skatepark may not be a standout destination for skateboarders, Peniche itself compensates with its vibrant surf culture, breathtaking beaches, and picturesque coastal setting. Surfers flock to Peniche for its world-class waves, and although the skatepark falls short, our crew made the best of the situation, showcasing their dedication and creativity. From the town's historic center to the exhilarating surf breaks, Peniche offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors seeking a coastal adventure in Portugal. Crew: Tiago Miguel, Buga, Margarida Cepeda and Rodrigo Simão Visit Peniche skatepark

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