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BMX in Gent Skatepark (Kaizerpark), Ghent, Flanders Belgium

Type of the park:
Outdoor
Soil:
Concrete
Features:
Quarters, banks, flat bar, ledges, funbox
Styles:
Freestyle,jumps, tricks
Extras:
Bbq's, trees, green
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.

Gent is a very vigorous city where various athletes find a safe refugee in order to practice their sports. Especially BMX Freestylers seem to prefer not only the city of Gent but also a simple concrete skate-park, the Gent Skatepark. The specific skate-park is situated in a park, called Keizerpark, so sometimes it is called as Keizerpark itself.

The trees and the green scenery come to equalize the concrete skate-park, bringing the whole aggregation to a harmony. The lovely skate-park consists of a funbox, ledges, banks, flat bar and quarters. The park’s minimalism assist the BMX Freestylers in developing their techniques as there are not too many barriers in the way.

So freestyle, jumps and a bunch of other tricks are at their disposal, just by entering the park. When you exit the park, you will find yourself to a picnic paradise with many bbq’s facilities, spread around and a vast supermarket area nearby to purchase supplies.

Don’t bother to bring your own vehicle if you have any, as the skatepark is near the two main Gent train stations. Gent skate-park is the perfect meeting place for all BMX Freestylers and an ideal weekend destination.

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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