Taipei's Extreme Sports Training Center in Nangang is one of the best places in Taiwan to practice skateboarding, roller blading, BMX biking, etc. Here you can find Taiwan's largest half pipe, quarter pipes, a pool, rails, ramps, a foam pit, and more. It is definitely worth a stop if you want to find a suitable place for extreme sports training.
The Taipei Extreme Sports Training Center began construction in 2010 with a budget of 50,000,000 NTD and it was completed in 2011.
In the first ten years or so the park was free of any entrance fee for anyone to use. Maintenance was completed by the Taipei City Government Department of Sports. Later on, they found this was taking too much of the City's money, so they decided to let outside companies bid to use the space. Therefore now you have to pay a fee to get in, however they do take good care of the facilities now.
The features in the park are quite intense.
The park often features international competitions.
Usually this place is not busy on weekdays but can get very busy on weekends including lots of parents taking small kids to practice here.
9 AM to 9 PM
100 NT an hour
150 NT for two hours
(the prices were 50% off when I visited due to the recent opening)
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Activities in Nangang:
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You can also get a discount ticket to Crazy Car Café in Nangang, the only restaurant in Taiwan that offers Go-Karting, on KKday here.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: The sports center is right next to Nangang MRT station on Zhongxiao East Road. There is paid parking at Nangang Station.
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By Bus/MRT: The sports center is right next to Nangang MRT station on Zhongxiao East Road. You can purchase a discount easy card to use on the MRT from Klook here or KKday here. You can also book an MRT travel pass on Klook here.
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I have been past the Extreme Sports park many times and have been inside once. In the past, anyone could walk in freely but now you have to pay an hourly fee. There also used to be a rock climbing wall but that has been taken down. Some people may also complain about mosquitos and the smell of fertilizer from the local gardens.
However, this place is still the best in Taiwan in terms of extreme sports. It has the biggest half-pipe and a covered obstacle area in Taiwan.
Most of the equipment is not suitable for beginners, so you may want to practice or have your child practice somewhere else before you try this place.
View of the area from Zhongxiao East Road.
Side view of the area. You used to be able to enter from this side, but not anymore.
The park is surrounded by forested hills, and there is a trail here you can explore but it is not very well kept.
Now you have to enter through the main round building here.
Signage on the building.
When I visited the first floor was pretty wide open.
It seemed like this area was maybe for lessons or practicing.
On the second floor you can find Waypoint's board shop.
To get inside you need to pay for a ticket hourly.
Children 1-6 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times but are free.
Children 7-12 also get tickets half off.
First view of the park. You have to walk across this bridge on the second floor of the building.
View to the right of the structure.
BMX biker practicing.
View of the quarter piper and ramps on the other side.
View from higher up the mountain.
View to the right.
Another view down below.
View from inside.
This is the largest half pipe in Taiwan.
No smoking. No hogging the half pipe.
Pool or bowl at the top of the mountain.
View looking back at Nangang Station.
Another view looking back at Nangang Station.
View looking down at the old entrance.
If you have time you can also check out Nangang Old Street (Zhongnan Street) which as some great food nearby.
There is also a rock wall climbing center on Civi Boulevard in Nangang.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out more of our blogs on Nangang to come!
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