Wollongong's new indoor skate park was always going to be a hit with the kids, but parents and carers are also giving it their tick of approval.
The 3Sixty Indoor Skate Park opened its doors last Friday, offering a safe, controlled environment for young skaters, scooter and BMX riders - and peace of mind for adults.
Dapto dad Jake McDonald brought his son Bryson along on Monday during a lunchtime session open only to those aged six to 12, and beginners of all ages.
"Outdoor skate parks are great but there's often no supervision, and there's kids of all ages and ability levels in the one space," he said.
"This offers a safer, more controlled environment, where kids can enjoy fun and fitness with those at a similar level."
Bryson, 11, felt "comfortable" at the park, and said it offered "lots of variety".
Another rider, Mangerton's Lachlan Eastley, was also rapt with the new facility, which features a half pipe, street and stair sections, rails and ramps and an airbag.
"We used to have to drive to Campbelltown for an indoor skate park," Lachlan, 12, said.
"This just flows really well, I like the spine feature and the airbag - which is a lot easier to get out of than a foam pit.
"Indoor parks are great because it's not all concrete and you can come whatever the weather."
Skate park director Adrian D'Amico has three boys himself, and has been wanting to open such a facility for more than a decade.
He teamed up with Brett Baker - managing director of Funscape, the company behind Hangdog Climbing Gym, Revolution Laser Arena and more - to make it a reality.
The pair visited indoor skate parks across Australia before bringing in a team from the US to design, and construct, the new facility.
"It's a training facility for kids of all ages and disciplines to practise and hone their skills," Mr D'Amico said.
"As a father I'd always be a bit worried taking my kids to outdoor skate parks as you couldn't control the environment - you'd have big kids doing awesome tricks, around little kids just starting out.
"Having a facility where it's more controlled, where there's sessions for different ages and stages, made much more sense."
At the Drummond Street facility, there's tiny tots sessions for the under-fives; there's the beginners sessions and there's times for the bigger kids to do big tricks.
Helmets must be worn, there's a code of conduct and the motto of the centre is 'Respect gets Respect'.
"We're not going to tolerate any bullying or anti-social behaviour, or any graffiti," Mr D'Amico said. "We want people to learn not only new skills, but how to treat each other."
Hundreds have already been through the doors, with parents and carers able to enjoy coffee and a bite to eat, secure in the knowledge that staff are on the floor to keep kids safe.
"There's an airbag so that kids can practice tricks safely, and a resi-ramp with foam underneath to offer a padded landing," Mr D'Amico said.
"Safety is a priority for us and we always have staff watching to make sure everyone's doing the right thing."
It's not just kids of course - the facility is great for the older, more experienced skaters and riders. And even for parents who want to join in.
For now it's all about school holiday fun, but during term time the facility will also be offering lessons.
"We're seeing lots of happy faces and getting lots of great reviews, and we feel like we've come up with the magic recipe for kids and adults," Mr D'Amico said.