Sail Yards skate park, Melbourne CBD

I moved to Melbourne at the beginning of 2001, and I used to walk around the city a lot both day and night.  I remember a skate park on the corner of Swanston St and Lonsdale St which I walked past most days and Friday nights after I finished work in Bourke St Mall.  Sometimes I’d stop and watch the skaters through the fence for a little while.  I remember a lot of sketchy people hanging out there, but also a lot of kids who just wanted to skate.

I didn’t take any photos during my first year in Melbourne – one of my big regrets, as so many things look completely different to the way they do now.

Sail Yards skate park was closed a few months after I moved to Melbourne and QV now stands in it’s place.

If anyone with stories and/or photos of Sail Yards would be keen to share, please do!

x Kitten of Doom

Sail Yards 1997, by Rick Curran.

Sail Yards 1997, by Rick Curran.


~ by Kitten of Doom on January 11, 2015.

3 Responses to “Sail Yards skate park, Melbourne CBD”

  1. Wow that brings back memories, I remember ditching school almost daily to skate here. Also SMC was over the road and had the ramp built inside the store. Don’t think I have many photo’s if any but positive we filmed footage down there. It was awesome back in 1997 but as years went on it turned to shit and attracted too many dropkicks. I still have my SMC membership card.

  2. Here is a link to a picture of the SMC miniramp 🙂

    SMC skateshop mini, Melbourne, 1997

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