Better still, they would like to finish each session without breaking a limb.
But to date the group’s repeated pleas for an upgrade of the site have largely fallen on deaf ears.
Some time back the Council did send in a team to repair some of the cracks with a black putty-like substance. But it melts in the heat, only exacerbating the problems.
“This is a really good park, it’s the envy of skaters in other places, or at least it was until recently,” said long time user Josh Wood. “It’s just getting really worn out and the cracks are a big problem.
“And if you ride over the bits where they’ve repaired, your wheels just get stuck,” he said.
Nat Stephens, 12, knows too well the increasing hazards. He was left with arm-length plaster after his wheel struck a rough patch, throwing him from his board.
Dozens of children frequent the almost 20 year old park, more would use it if it was safer,” said Josh.
“I have been skating here since it was built and if you ask anyone around Geelong and the Bellarine, they’ll say their favourite skate park is Lonnie but they all agree it’s not as good as it used to be.
“There are lots of cracks and sections of the concrete are now really rough, so if you fall off you get really cut up. If you come off on some sections it’s like falling off a motorbike onto a road.
“It just needs to be repaired properly, not a quick fix like they have been doing. It would be good if they could also put in some new jumps,” he said. “They could improve it, I’m not sure how, but it just needs a refurbishment to make it safer it.”
Borough CEO Lenny Jenner said the previous Council met with skateboarders some three years ago, and had unsuccessfuly applied for a grant to upgrade the park.
"Council commissions annual independent safety inspections of the skate park. I understand that no safety issues have been identified," he said. "Council has undertaken concrete patching works at the skate park where and when spalling of the concrete has occurred."