Listen to "We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones!
The new Rockaway Skatepark at Beach 91st Street is a plethora of concrete transition and street skating obstacles. It flows really well and has something for everyone. I love the mini ramp snake run for getting a taste of bowl skating without the intimidating height of larger bowls. Cool off in the beach right on the other side of boardwalk.
Just a few blocks up the boardwalk from the skatepark is the bathroom station and for lunch there's the aptly named Rippers where you can grab burger, fries and some yummy cinnamon soft serve ice cream.
If you've got a car and are looking for some additional skating I recommend checking out the older Far Rockaway Skatepark which conveniently has a parking lot.
The older Far Rockaway Skatepark complements the newer park really well. Although they are both concrete parks with a mix of transition and street there are quite a few differences in the design and layout. I personally enjoy flowing around the park and finding some eccentricities for creative skating. The campers were also having a blast going up and down the many inclines in the park giving it a nice surfy feel.
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach!