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Skate Boarding in Gent Skatepark (Kaizerpark), Ghent, Flanders Belgium

Park type:
Ouutdoor
Type of soil:
Concrete
Features:
Quarters, banks, flat bar, ledges,funbox
Styles:
Freestyle, jumps, tricks
Ghent is situated in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is a city and a municipality and is the capital and the largest city of the province of East Flanders. The start of the city was as a settlement of the confluence of the rivers Lys and Scheldt and during the Middle Ages, it became one of the richest and largest cities of northern Europe. Nowadays, it is a busy city with a university and a port.

However, Ghent is very a active spot, attracting various athletes to enjoy themselves by practicing their favorite sport. One sport that is very popular in Ghent and in entire Belgium is Skate Boarding. In Ghent, the perfect place to perform it, is in Gent Skatepark.

The park might be known as Keizerpark since it is located in the park, called the Keizerpark. Although it is all concrete made, it manages to fit into nature as it is in the Keizerpark, surrounded by trees and grass. The skate-park is an easy accessed skate spot, near to both train stations in Gent.

It is a park with a simple design, including quarters, banks, flat bar, ledges and a funbox. Due to the simplicity of the park, it makes it suitable for many freestyle tricks and jumps as there are not too many obstacles interfering. The skatepark is a great destination especially in sunny days where you can spend the whole day in the park skateboarding and when you get tired, just get to one of the many barbeques and grab a bite to regain strength.

Near the park, a huge supermarket is located from where you can purchase everything you might need for your barbeque.  Combining all these together, you can enjoy a nice active day with your friends.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Genk
93.3 miles (150 km), 1 hour 30 mins
Head northeast on Reep toward Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat. Turn right onto Keizer Karelstraat. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sint-Annaplein. Continue onto Lange Violettestraat. Continue onto Brusselsepoortstraat. Continue onto Brusselsesteenweg. Merge onto E17 via the ramp to Antwerpen. At the interchange Antwerpen-West, keep right and follow signs for Breda/Luik/Brussel/Antwerpen-Centrum/Ring Antwerpen/Haven 1-499. Merge onto E34. Keep right to stay on E34, follow signs for E313/Luik/Hasselt/Eindhoven/Turnhout. Continue onto E313/E34. Keep left to stay on E313. Take the exit toward Brussel/Leuven. Follow signs for E314/E313/Aken/Genk/Luik/Hasselt and merge onto E314. Take exit 32-Genk-Oost for N75 toward Maaseik/Dilsen-Stokkem/As/Zutendaal. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N75/Genk and merge onto Europalaan/N75. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Albert Remansstraat. Continue onto Burgemeester Gerard Bijnenslaan. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Berglaan/N77. Turn right onto Hoogstraat. Turn left onto Kempenlaan.
BY CAR FROM Koksijde
55.3 miles (88.8 km), 57 mins
Head northeast on Reep toward Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat. Turn right onto Keizer Karelstraat. Take the 1st right onto Lange Boomgaardstraat. Take the 1st right onto Seminariestraat. Turn left onto Reep. Continue onto François Laurentplein/Lieven Bauwensplein Continue to follow François Laurentplein. Turn left onto Brabantdam. Slight right onto Kuiperskaai. Turn left onto Frankrijkplein. Continue onto Franklin Rooseveltlaan/N422 Continue to follow N422. Continue onto B401 (signs for E17/E40). Take the exit toward E40. At the interchange Zwijnaarde, keep right and follow signs for E40 toward Brussel/Oostende. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for E17/Kortrijk. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E40/Oostende/Brugge and merge onto E40. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E40/Oostende/Brugge and merge onto E40. Take exit 3-Nieuwpoort to merge onto N355. Turn left onto Nieuwpoortsteenweg/N396 Continue to follow N396. E40
BY AIR
Ghent Airport,
6.1 miles (11 km)
BY TRAIN

The municipality of Ghent comprises five railway stations:

  • Gent-Sint-Pieters Station: an international railway station with connections to Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Kortrijk, other Belgian towns and Lille. The station also offers a direct connection to Brussels Airport.
  • Gent-Dampoort Station: an intercity railway station with connections to Sint-Niklaas, Antwerp, Kortrijk and Eeklo.
  • Gentbrugge Station: a regional railway station in between the two main railway stations, Sint-Pieters and Dampoort.
  • Wondelgem Station: a regional railway station with connections to Eeklo once an hour.
  • Drongen Station: a regional railway station in the village of Drongen with only a limited number of trains a day.

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