Stratford Skate Park

At Short Beach Park  

Now Closed




What's New

Skateboard Park is located within Short Beach Park.  The Park is open daily from 8:00am until dusk.  Skaters may skate at their own risk.  Skaters must wear helmets.  Protective gear is strongly recommended.  Park is closed during lessons and for parties when booked.

Skateboard Birthday Parties
These parties feature a combination of open skate and instructional time. Instructions will include proper stretching techniques, park awareness, skills and tricks that are based upon age and ability of participants. A Semi Pro skater facilitates the parties. Helmets are required for participants and safety equipment is optional but encouraged. Fee is $100 for up to 12 kids at Short Beach Skate Park/pavilion from 11:00am-12:45pm on Saturdays from April - November.

Skateboard Lessons 319180 Sections 51
Skating lessons will be taught by a Semi-Pro skater at Short Beach Skate Park, for ages 7 and up. Proper stretching and warm-ups, park awareness, skateboard handling and safety will be covered. Participants need a skate board and helmet. Cost is $75 for 6 weeks on Mondays from 4-5 pm beginning April 21. Registration is from March 31-April 17.
Beginner Section will promote proper form and posture, stopping, curbs and tic taks. Intermediate and Advanced Sections will go into more advanced tricks, which may include kick turns, carve, grinds, drop ins, axle tails, ollies, stalls and tail tops. 
Check out the Photo Gallery


Revised January 6, 2014

This area has been designed to provide users with a moderate challenge for recreation purposes and to help develop their skills.  It is open to the public and all ages.  Skateboarders skate at their own risk.  There is no supervision.


It is not possible to design and build a facility of this nature without hard surfaces. The same hard surfaces that challenge the user pose significant risk of injury if the user falls.  Please Skate with safety and courtesy in mind.  Weather conditions may create unsafe surfaces for users and may require the park to be closed.

Skate Park birthday parties are available.  Please call the Recreation Department at 203 385-4052.


Check out the Skate Park Photo Gallery

Send us your pictures of you or others skateboarding at the Skate Park.  Email it


Failure to wear protective equipment will expose users to serious injury and/or death upon falling or collision with other users.

All skaters and skateboarders must wear:

  • Protective helmets
  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Wrist pads


  • Skate at your own risk .
  • Skateboards and skates are allowed.
  • Bicycles are allowed.
  • Safety Equipment must be worn at all times.
  • No glass containers, food or beverage allowed on the skating surface. Spills jeopardize the skaters.
  • No other items such as benches, tables, wood materials, or other objects used as ramps or jumps are allowed in the skate park facility.
  • No drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products will be permitted at this facility.
  • No loud music or disorderly behavior will be permitted at this facility.
  • No pets are allowed in the skate park area.
  • Do not proceed down a ramp until clear of other skaters.
  • No littering. Please use trash cans.
  • Spectators are welcome but must stay clear of ramps and apparatus.


Summer Hours (to Labor Day)

Monday – Friday

8 am - 8 pm


8 am – 8 pm


8am – 8 pm

Fall Hours (to October)

Monday – Friday

1 pm – 8:00 pm


8 am – 8:00 pm


8am – 8:00 pm


Skating is free and skateboarders skate at their own risk.


For more information or comments please contact the Recreation Department at 203 385-4052



In case of serious injury or other emergencies call 911 or the Recreation Department 385-4052.  An emergency phone is located at the playground or at the Mini golf office across from the Skate Park.


Please report maintenance concerns to the Recreation Department 385-4052. Messages may be left 24 hours per day.


Close the facility for any circumstances deemed necessary.

Restrict entry to the facility and to ask persons to leave the facility if any rules are not followed, or if unsafe or inappropriate behavior is observed.

This is your park, please cooperate - make this an enjoyable & safe facility.

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Contact Information

Patricia Patusky
Superintendent of Recreation
Stratford Recreation Department
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615


Voice: (203) 385-4052
Fax: (203) 381-2072
Permits: (203) 385-4053
Youth Programs: (203) 385-4129
Cancelations: (203) 385-4129

Recreation Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday – April 26 through September 27