So, I’ve been hearing about a concrete skate park somewhere in Dbayeh for a while now, and I finally got the chance to check it out, and I loved it.
For starters, entrance fee is just 10,000 LBP and you can stay as long as you like. The skate park is concrete, and includes plenty of quarter pipes, rails, benches, banks, barriers, spines, stairs and tables.
If you’re not much of a skater and are a bit rusty on the roller blades or BMX, you can book training sessions with a trainer, and rent the gear if you can’t afford them just yet.
The nice thing about it is it’s not very far from the coast, just a 2-minute drive from Le Royal Hotel right off the highway. They have an amazing view of Beirut, the surrounding mountains (Awkar, Zouk Mosbeh) and the Mediterranean Sea. They also have a snack and a spacious seating area, to cool down after your sessions.
Honestly, I love skating and skate parks were always fun to visit in places like LA, so, it’s kinda nice seeing a park that looks like it’s straight out of Venice Beach, right here close to home. Check out these photos I took while there.
I know I’ve been focusing on other countries and clubbing for a while now, but I promise the “Do Stuff” series will feature loads of cool stuff like this skate park you can do, without paying a lot of money, and right here in our beloved Lebanon.
Check them out on Facebook here.