Paccers is a clean concrete skate park located at the northern end of the Gold Coast. It’s also known as the Brockman Way Skatepark, but for most its just the Pacific Pines Skatepark.
The setup is a little different to other parks in the south east. Its layout is in a rectangular shape ,with a small 4ft halfpipe offshoot. It has banks everywhere, large banks, small banks. It does also have a number of hips. There is a 6ft halfpipe that’s fairly steep, but that’s about it in the way of transitions. Aside from all the banks there’s a large 3 stair section that runs down one side. There’s a pyramid in the middle with joined 90 degree hubba extensions on one half. There’s a few rails, ledges and grind boxes around, some without any run up.
Seating around the park is by way of large flat rocks and picnic tables. Water is available but the closest amenities are at the soccer club. A 7/11 and McDonalds are around 800m away. The area is shaded well, especially in the afternoon.
First thing you notice when visiting the park is the high number of scooter kids and their parents. You may even notice an assortment of mini bmx bikes with training wheels. This place is jam packed with families and younger kids outside of school hours.
Getting to Pacific Pines Skatepark
It’s only a few minutes off the M1 and not far from the start of Smith St (the main road in/out of Southport). It’s on one of the many roundabouts in the area and easily visible from the road. It has no dedicated car park but there is plenty of street parking. Buses stop within 50m, check with Translink for times and routes.
The simple answer, no. It is however located next to a Football field that has large floodlights. These are used for training and games most weekday nights, and some weekends, during winter months. Whilst they do not directly light up the park, they do provide ambient light. You’ll often find people skating here when Football is on.
If you’re looking to get away from the crowds at Pac Pines Skatepark, there are a few options close by. Oxenford Spine Ramp is just a short drive, or a long skate, down the road. Stretching out a bit further you’ll find Helensvale, Upper Coomera, Coomera, Arundel and Nerang Skatepark all within 15 minutes drive. Nerang would probably be the pick of the bunch with a range of transitions, a bowl, and plenty of street elements. It also has lights so you can skate at night.
If you can get there during school hours, you’ll almost have the place to yourself. Which is a good thing, as after school the place is packed. Not with skaters mind you, but with little kids as young as 3 on bikes and scooters. None of which have any idea about skatepark etiquette and neither do their parents. Best to avoid if you can. If you were looking at visiting on a weekend, try to get there early. The park ramps up from 9am onwards.