Buenos Aires, BA
Children's Park (Parque de los Ninos) lies on the District Capital by the "Rio de la Plata" riverside. It has an excellent infrastructure including: security, parking facilities for more than 600 cars, 400 picnic tables, a big grove and children's playground that provides the chance to share a nice recreation day. From its wide breakwater people can see different nautical sports like yachting, kite surf, wind surf and fishing board.
Vicente Lopez, BA
It is a nice place to flying that can handle up to 7 pilots flying two lines. Open from all cardinal point wind
It's not the biggest, but it's the best place on the south island for any kite you've got.
Wasaga Beach, ON
9 miles of Beach Early June and from September 1 on is the best time.
Langen bei Bremerhaven, Bremen
closed from 1. Mai to 31. Juli
Lovely wide beach. Smaller sized kites only though as there are some hefty winds all year round. Nice backdrop of the Ballycotton light house.
Middles is one of a nearly continuous stretch of beaches between Isabela and Rincon on Puerto Rico's northwest corner. Most of the beaches are too narrow for sport kite flying but Middles has a nice wide flat space just before the low dune by the ocean. Bring your heavy wind gear. Much of the year the trade winds blow 15 mph and up along here.
Little Rock, AR
North Little Rock, AR
There are numerous soccer feilds here that you can fly on plus the field listed above is great for kite flying and for r/c sports. it is used by the r/c plane club the flying tigers and this field gets some good wind off of the river. on the way in there are other good feilds to fly in but they are good with certain wind directions only.
North Little Rock, AR
Excellent location when the winds are coming from the south-southwest.
Nice wide open field.
95 acres of rolling fields and great views of Berkeley to the east and the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco to the west. In summer the winds can be strong so pack a vented kite or be prepared.
Great big field. Well maintained grass. No gopher holes like that Beserkeley place. Excellent wind off the bay. Nice people!
Seal Beach, CA
Very nice beach community in Southern California, normally known for its awesome surfing and windsurfing. An average wind from 8-15 mph makes this place an awesome field. Fliers can usually be found flying on the north side of the pier. Great views of Catalina Island and beach front homes offer a beautiful back drop to your kites. Flying near the pier can get crowded, but the area near the jetty is wide and flat.
Mountain View, CA
Nicely groomed 100' x 1000' (approx.) grassed area with a HUGE dirt area next to it. Watch out for the holes from the ground squirrels in the grass!
Hard, flat rocky dirt area seldom used by bathers/surfers, with room to fly on up to 75-foot lines. Usually a few Rev flyers or fighter flyers on any given weekend. Join us!
San Diego, CA
San Diego Kite Club's regular meeting place, 2nd Sat. of each month. Officially known as Tecolote Shores Park, arrive early (before 10:00 a.m.), as parking fills up fast. Grassy field, some trees, but no field sports (soccer, etc.) allowed. Join the San Diego Kite Club for gentle breezes beside the bay! Fiesta Island is across the water to the west, with a great kitesurf practice area.
Squaw Valley, CA
Consistent summer winds with excellent views of Lake Tahoe. Swimming and Ice skating, plus restaurants and bars all at the top of the mountain. Wide open flying area over cliffs.
Pismo Beach, CA
Miles of Pristine beach. Flat, well maintained sand base. Open flying year round awaits you. Average wind speeds: 3-12 mph. normal NNW winds prevail. Traction kiting activities are South of the Pier, with late summer best for buggy's. Sport kiting, and everything else North of the Pier, although welcome on the South side of the Pier also.
Large Grass Field in Front of Beautiful Beach. Clean Bathrooms, Handicap Access to Beach and Onshore Winds. We even get Pizza Delivered. $5 Parking Fee for All Day use.
Not the biggest flying area depending on the tide line and winds can be erratic or non-existent. But when the wind is there, it is a georgeous location. There is a campground on top of a sheer 100+ foot bluff that overlooks the beach and its great to fly a kite up high enough where it's at eye level with the campers. Sport kiting is OK when not too crowded.
San Francisco, CA
Ocean Beach is famous for its strong constant wind. Baker Beach is slightly more protected with a wider range of winds throughout the day. Many Kite Surfers gather here just off the beach and under the bridge. Dramatic views. Crissy Field has varied but great winds and the largest number of all types of kiters.
This is a very big beach that is pretty flat and has a nice fine sand. There were a lot of Kite surfers on windy days and I am sure it would be good for buggying too. Very easy access and not very crowded.
This is the best field I have found in the State of Colorado! (I have searched for several years.) Ten Soccer fields. Flat, groomed, and no wind obstructions. From Robin McCracken: This field is the Home of Landboard Kiting here in Denver. Check out the video by clicking More Information below.
4 football fields suitable for single, dual, quad (precision), over the water when the wind is right, traction, but make sure to watch for other users of the field.
Fort Collins, CO
There is a hill that is great for SLK. What a site at sun down as the sun goes down over the Rockies. There is a large oval that could handle about 6 to 8 stunt kites. The winds are typical inland. The best flying for DLK is low winds.
Several big fields, as well as pavillions with bathrooms and water. Power kiting of all types is allowed at this field, with the preference that power kiters remain on the southern fields and single line or stunt kiters remain on the northern fields.
Well-maintained large grassy flying field with three directions of good wind. Located on the grounds of a restored historic mansion right on the Long Island Sound, it has a fabulous view, and the mansion has the added attraction of formal gardens. Kiters provide de facto entertainment for many of the frequent wedding receptions that on summer days spill out onto the mansion's veranda overlooking the flying field. Other attractions include picnic grounds and plenty of shade to park gear and rest tired bodie
Hammonasset Beach is located on Route 1 in Madison, Connecticut just south of I-95 Exit 62. The park offers camping, hiking, swimming, fishing and bird watching. Hammonasset is open year round and charges for parking during the summer season but generally only on nice weekends in the spring and fall. The State owned beach which stretches out for a good two miles along the Long Island Sound coast consists of 919 acres of salt marsh, field and beach. Once inside the park proceed to the rotary and take first r
Home of the Wings Over Washington Kite Club Home of the Smithsonian Kite Festival (Limited Kite Buggying)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Steady winds, seldom calm. Good parking for break of dawn kiting.
Treasure Island/St. Petersburg, FL
Steady winds and _wide_ beach make this a great spot to fly. Treasure Island Sport Kite Klub flies here each Sunday of the month.
Great beach for flying. Nice and Wide. Available year round. Quieter in the winter months.
St. Petersburg, FL
Strng winds but not excessive. Vented kites aren't entirely necessary.
This is a _wide_ (north-south) beach with clean, ocean winds. Kite friendly: Single, dual or quad. Wayward Skyward Kite club members fly most Sundays.
St. Augustine, FL
Anyone is welcome to come fly with us. Who knows who or what will be in the air. Always a fun time.
Usually a half dozen kiteflyers EVERY DAY in season (January through April) from 9 AM to 2 PM. Popular with the Sun Coast Kite Club on weekends. Best beach sand in North America. Gentle constant on-shore breezes. Kite flyers welcomed by the Parks Dept. at the 'big tree on the beach', south end of the public beach.
N. Miami Beach, FL
Nice large open field between the Ocean and the Beach inlet. Kite store on location for parts and sales. Enjoyable family style flying, from carrage to wheelchairs, young and old. Single line, sport kite to multiline. Summertime winds are low and winter time high. 365 days of kite flying unless snowing. Free instruction on all kinds of kites.
Wide beach, good sea breeze most days. large area to the right is best for stunters. (If I'm not already there)
Vero Beach, FL
Lots of open space. A little low but if wind is around, plenty of room for it to develop and smooth out.
A nice little park that is an alternate to Scott Hdgens Park and just up the road from it (next light heading east after 120). Has a pavillion and if there is no wind, you can go hang out by the Chattahoochie River.
Nice big open manicured lawn in front of the main administration building. You can't miss it. Good wind if thereis any around. Very appropriate for the weekend and you can drive right up to the field. But watch out during weekdays as the campus police might give you a parking ticket if you park in reserved spaces, evenb after hours.
The most open area is across the street from Grady Stadium (The Meadow on the map). We used to fly up the hill from there (Oak Hill on the map) but they planted trees along 10th years ago and they pretty much disturb the wind now, though they are nice to look at. Still a nice centrally located park that is flyable. There are athletic fields over on the Piedmont Road side but they normally are busy.
Tybee Island, GA
Cant't believe this wasn't added by somebody a long time ago. Then again, I just figured out how to add locations; keep not seeing the button. DOOH! Long time home of GISKC. Fly at the pier or up at the fort by the lighthouse. Not sure what the beach is like these days but as with all beaches, it constantly changes.
We used to fly here twice a year when the Bald Mountain Kite Club was still around. Nice open field. More long than wide. Good for weekend or after hours flying. Not so great during the week; it is an active college after all. The URL will give you more directions, btw.
Nice big open area with facilities not too far away. County park. The field inside the park is called Azora Meadow. The entrance to the park is "tricky" so be alert once you pass Lovin Elementary School as the entrance is on the right just past the school.
Kahallui, Maui, HI
Be ready for some rough and tumble wind. Gusts to 30 and sudden wind shifts Very popular area for Hawaiian canoeing, windsurfing
Lahaina, Maui, HI
Great scenic ocean views wind good from all directions
Big sports complex with five side-by-side soccer fields, concession stand. Awesome grassy fields, but watch for the sprinkler system when you hammer in big anchors!
IDAHO FALLS, ID
THIS IS THE SITE FOR THE ANNUAL KITING JUST FOR FUN, HELD THE LAST SATURDAY OF APRIL. SOME SMALL TREES (20') LOTS OF OPEN GRASS AREAS.
Elk Grove Village, IL
Huge fields. Be careful of soccer games.
Four baseball fields and several smaller adjacent areas. Often used for student recreation.
2 baseball fields and a football field. Small playground for kids. Mostly surrounded by farmland so nothing to block the wind.
Large flying area. Many soccer fields, and mowed grass areas. Great flying no matter which way the winds blowing!
Large open field, East of Linn Lanes bowling alley on East side of town. Easy access and parking next to bowling alley or on north side by Health Department. So far Canton is ripe for people to show off their flying abilities and stuff.
Open soccer field. Soccer has priority but during the weekdays (not evenings) and Sundays, it's wide open. Plenty of room for lots of flyers. Trees on the south but other than that, good enough. All grass. Plenty of parking. Water park next door. Subdivisions across the streets but at a distance. Not enough wind, throw boomerangs. Plenty of room for that too. Single, dual, and quad lines welcome.
Open flying fields with upswept hills causing some intense pockets of wind. Site of Col. Murray Memorial Kite Festival. Bathroom facilities, nature trails, water, parking, no fees,
Large beach area to west (left) of pavillion. Crowded during daytime (summer) great place to fly at sunset. Chicago skyline is on horizon. Winds can be variable closer to dunes and trees. Beautiful place to try some nite flying. State Park has entrance fee for residence and out of state. Camp ground and nature center, nature walks, and programs through out the year. Bathrooms and facilities available. Park rangers usually kick you off the beach around 10-11pm. Careful about swimming, strong undertow at time
Huge flying area, good for all types of flying,mowed and always in great condition. Regular flying field of the Topeka Kite Flyers.
There are two large flying fields with lots of parking. Right next to the Mississippi River bridge with lots of spectators driving by. You can fly in two states (MS and LA) at the same time! Not only that but two regions at the same time (region 4 and 8) A new Kite Club is forming with a fun fly the 1st Saturday of every month. Dual line teaching is available at no cost, kites provided for flight instruction.
THE premier kiting spot in the Northeast. Mecca for all types of flying. Best buggying on East Coast. Over one mile long north-south run with prevailing east-west winds. Nearly 500 feet of exposed beach at low tide. Bathrooms and changing facilities available in season.
This is a well groomed park built on an old landfill. In season you will have to give up fields to those with permits for soccer or baseball. Otherwise, it's first come first served. A new artificial soccer field was recently installed. Rest rooms are available near Sherman St, with port-o-johns available near New St. The park is not a heavily used for flying so expect questions. Also, though dogs are required to be on leashes, be on alert for those that are not.
The web site below lists 20 flying locations in 5 states!
The Pope John Paul II Park is located just south of Boston. It has acres of open flying area for single line, quad line, dual line and a great viewing area for spectators. Ample parking and accessible by public transportation. The park is next to I-93, a major traffic artery into and out of Boston. This allows a great view of kiting activities.
Great beach, reliable wind, spectacular views of the 4-plus-mile twin bridges to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Best in fall-winter-spring; fewer people, $1 per car admission. Site of the Maryland Kite Society's Annual tribute fly (Feb./March) to Bill Kocher, maker of extraordinary seagull & other kites. Admission Fees: Weekdays January 1 until Memorial Day - $3.00 per vehicle Memorial Day through the end of September - $4.00 per person for Maryland residents; $5.00 person for non-Maryland residents October 1 un
College Park, MD
It's not a beautiful place but it's the only one I know of in this region and that makes it the best, if you are a beginner be careful 'cause the terrain is wild
Once you reach the parking area, follow the path, which leads to a boardwalk through a nature area overlooking the Potomac River. The boardwalk leads you to a vary large field, which is perfect for flying.
Colmar Manor, MD
14900 Carrs Mill Rd Woodbine, MD 21723
1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville, MD 21108
500 Fort Smallwood Road Pasadena, MD 21122 Park open all year from sunrise to sunset. (410) 222 - 7317 ADC Map Reference 9 - E4 2009 ADC Map Reference 5058 - G6
Bel Air, MD
Beautiful spot to fly. No matter what kind of kite's your packing. Very clean beach with huge sandbar at low tide.After a good day at the beach stop by Mikes Clam Shack !!!
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Wonderful field overlooking Casco Bay, Portland Harbor and one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. This has to be one of the most beautiful places to fly kites in the country.
South Portland, ME
Nice sized field right on Portland Harbor with great views of Portland and the Casco Bay islands. Big enough for some tight buggy action.
Ann Arbor, MI
Can't fly on football Saturdays as field is used for parking but ok the rest of the year. Sometimes used as temporary soccer field
Great place for 'Mini' Thread Kite flying. Kite of Choice is 1' Cube kite made from Shopping bag and Balsa.
Wednesday evenings during the daylight hours.
Water's low and beachgrooming is terrific. In the evening, an offshore breeze will sail your kites into a gorgeous sunset over the bay.
Home field of the Windjammers kite team, since 1983. If there is any wind it is at the island first.
80 acres dedicated to all forms of Kite Flying and room enough to accomodate anyones needs. Open flying 24x7.
North end soccer fields -off Old Chicago Road- best for all but east winds.
This is a park designed for dual-line stunt kite flying. It can accommodate many fliers at one time, with great parking, bathrooms and a shaded area for grilling.
South Haven, MI
This beach has a very wide open area that suits both single and dual line kite flying. It is an awesome place to spend the day. Watch the boats during a picnic on the harbor or take a stroll out to the lighthouse. Grills, picnic tables, concessions and restrooms located on the premises. There are also beach volleyball courts, swings, and new playground equipment for the kids.
Lyon Township, MI
This field is high on a hill ensuring lots of wind. There are picnic and toilet facilities, as well as a shelter that can be used in case of a scattered shower. Lots of parking. We fly Monday evenings.
This park is suitable for Festivals, competitions, Big kites, single line, fighter kites, dual lines, muti lines.
Cottage Grove, MN
The combined athletic fields of Cottage Grove Junior High, Grey Cloud Elementary School and Kingston Park make up one of the largest playfields in the Twin Cities metro area. Several baseball, soccer and football fields make up the athletic complex. There are minimal backfences and trees to deal with. The fields are used by local kite fliers for traction kiting, multi-line and single line flying. There is a small hill about 10-12 feet high at one end of the field that breaks the mostly level playing fields.
Nice park to bring the family and spend the day. Ammenities include: area to fly kites, childrens play area, picnic grounds, walking paths, rest rooms, etc.
St. Louis, MO
This is a large field on top of a knoll Has good winds and Lots of items to tie single line kites off on. Large areas for stunts & great people that will give you the room you need to buggy. Of course these people become spectators to admire your kites. The Great St. Louis Kite Festival is hosted on this site by the gateway kite club each spring, being sponsored by Forest park forever & the City of St. Louis it is a gala event to thousands of spectaters and participants. Come share the winds at our great fi
Nags Head / Ocracoke, NC
Nags Head, NC
The largest sand dune on the East Coast, with decent wind most of the time. Be careful of hang gliders and tourists.
Home field of the WACKOS -- we're usually there 1st and 3rd Sat. each month, unless weather or travel to fests get in the way. Large, open field, slopes away to the SW. Rare large open field for these parts... Park has banned buggying, and asks kiters not to do stupid things like buzz the kids on the playground...
14 acre open play area on north side of 521 acre lake. Winds from South, SW & SE make for a great kite day. Northern winds are blocked by large stands of pines.
Don't miss the Labor Day festival!!! This delightful little town goes all-out to make the kite festival happen. Yum-Yums (sloppy joe's) and homemade pie at the field. Free camping in the park.
Two miles of beautiful sandy beach. Can be crowded in season when best flying in early evening. Off season parking is free.
Great winds, large smooth compact sand. Home of the Wildwood International Kite Festival and the East Coast Sport Kite Championships. Prefect place for any type of flying.
Charles Bojarski notes: You can not fly while the lifeguards are on duty
Jersey City, NJ
Smooth winds and wonderful views of Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Regular weekend flies and occasional pot lucks and sound system provided by Liberty High Spirits of 14B.
Cape May, NJ
Beach usually crowded in the summer time, but Poverty Beach at the east end of Cape May provides the most space. Plenty of space after 5PM. Cape May was the site of the annual Sea and Sky festival until 3 years ago. Drawing large crowds of Kiters and spectators.
Seaside Park, NJ
Lots of beach and no big buildings. Although the fishing and surfing beaches are great it is generally to populated to use them. vehicular traffic and kiters are a bad combo.There is plenty of beach before the bathing beaches that are really good its an island with 300Deg of wind. Kite surfing is probably allowed with a swim test,the surfers need to take one.
small park with 360 winds my foils fly here most of the time a favorite sailbording spot. leads me to believe kitesurfing is possible.
Western side is a river and a rc model airplanr airdome. field is huge and sometimes crowded in the hottest days of summer weekends.
Used to be a sod farm, now lined mostly for soccer fields. Huge flat, almost treeless.
Good sky and excellent winds
These are the Dry lakes that were used for the SBBB 2001.
Sylvan Beach, NY
Good when the wind is from the west!
North Tonawanda, NY
Newly renovated in 2001, this is probably the best flying field in the country. It is 1/2 mile wide along the senic Niagara River, and some 400ft. deep! Look for a big Festival here soon!
Great for Light West Winds
Long time popular spot for Rochesterians. Regular flyers every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2PM. Westerly winds are usually dependable. Buggying permitted in the paved parking lot.
Good, steady winds here, but sometimes a bit too much. So far, I'm the only flier, but that's OK. Lots of room, great scenery, and winds off the lake.
Lots of room, steady wind at your back off of the Sound allows you to frequently fly out over the water. No parking fees after Labor Day.
The most beautiful beach in the Tri-State area, plenty of room and wind. Park in field 6 as far to the left as you can. Get there early in the summer becuase by 9AM it's full and they close the parking lot till at least 5PM. Keel walking to the left, and look for your fellow kite lovers.
Grand River, OH
Good for winds from W thru NE cardinals. Lots of trees in parking areas so flying limited to beach. Snow fences on beach from late fall to early spring. Fences are more spaced out on eastern end.
Joe Ludwig adds: If you are going to be in the area check the OSEK forum. You may find a few of the local "nuts" to fly with.
Open flying area comprised of two baseball fields. Parking and pavilions around sides. Good for winds NW thru SSW and NEE thru ESE
This field is a high profile spot right next to the highway, so anything you fly above 100 feet will be seen by tons of people. (It got me in the local paper!) Conditions are great on all but North winds. Flying on lines longer than 300 on south winds is not recommended as powerlines travel along the north side of the area. Otherwise, the grass is always green and free of any
West Chester, OH
Rough roads. Limited facilities (Portolets) but more in planning stage.
Great beach and open area. Winds can be turbulent at times, but no concerns with electric or utility lines. Buggying OK...
The home field of the Black Swamp Air Force. North Coast Stunt Kite Games are also held here every July. A beautiful park on the shores of Lake Erie.
OVER 80 ACRES OF OPEN FLYING FIELD MEANS NO MATTER WHAT DIRECTION THE WIND YOU CAN GET OUT OF THE WIND SHADOW FOR SOME GREAT FLYING. THIS WHERE WE HOLD OUR ANNUAL 'WINGS OVER WOOSTER KITE FESTIVAL and FAMILY FUN FLY!' OPEN TO THE PUBLIC , LOTS OF PARKING AT THE KINNEY BLDG'S NORTH LOT , FOLLOW THE THE SIGNS FOR THE 'WELLNESS TRAIL' STAY CLEAR OF THE SOCCER FIELDS IF THEY'RE PLAYING. HAVE FUN AND FLY SAFE!!
You may have to compete with seagulls and Canadian geese but good wind from the lake make this an excellent place to fly and buggy
Oklahoma City, OK
The Oklahoma Kiters Club flies here every weekend. Also Kinetic Kites sets up it's mobile kite store, every weekend at this park. You can always count on watching 3-8 members of the club doing team flying each and every weekend (weather permitting). The park sits next to the lake and a large kids playground. Lot's of kite flying exposure at this location!
Large flying area--site of the AKA convention a few years ago. Regular weekend flying site for Tulsa Windriders club, with plenty of buggying room.
Seaside - Astoria, OR
Great stretch of beach for buggying! It's a favorite spot for buggiers in the area. Fort Stevens State Park is nearby for those that like camping.
Seaside has 2-3 kite stores and a very large beach! In 1990 and 1993, Seaside hosted the AKA Convention and Grand Nationals. And in 1990 it also hosted the 1st World Cup Team Championships for Team Flying. Seaside has hosted the AKA Convention and Grand Nationals several times.
Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln City is the self proclaimed
There are two large grass areas here, the larger of which (south side) is actually designated as
Winchester Bay, OR
Big beach with some nice set up logs closer to the dunes. The winds seemed very clear the time I was there.
Years ago this was the site of the Philadelphia Kite Festival. It is one of the highest clear spaces in the largest landscaped park in the U.S. Check out the view http://www.nlreep.org/eastwest.htm
Radnor Twsp, PA
Nice High, clear point; easy parking; Keep your shoes on, though, there's loads of duckcrap & at dusk there are plenty of deer.
Radnor Twsp, PA
North-side parking is easy, easy access to the track. Often a great audience in joggers running around. But the stables are right there so if all else fails, the horses seem to enjoy the stunt and Hooptie kites.
King of Prussia, PA
Great Bluff in which you can see all the way to Norristown. Construction there makes backward running a little hazzardous, but if the wind is so light you need to run, then it's a good idea just to pack up and go home.
Tredyffrin Twsp, PA
Great Bluff with no wind shadows. If you walk half way to the Conestoga High School Stadium you'll be far enough away from the turbulence of the T/E Middle School Building
Easy field to get to and wonderful views.
Mecca of Kite Flying in New England. Steady on-shore breeze with beautiful grass fields. Excellent view of Ocean, sunsets and sail boats. Premier fishing location! Meet kiters from all over New England and the world! Location of 1986 AKA Convention and site of the Newport International Kite Festival.
Bob Hogan suggests http://www.riparks.com/brenton.htm
Large state park along Narragansett Bay. Multiple well manicured grass fields, plenty of room to fly single line and sport kites. Check out the beautiful sunsets over the bay!
Park is located perpendicular to the only runway's flightpath, so no problems with air traffic with reasonable length lines.
Myrtle Beach, SC
All of Myrtle Beach is great, but these days, this is my favorite location. These access points are in the residential area so you are well away from high rise hotels. :-) Get there early and make a day of it. No charge for parking, btw, and they do have a shower for rinsing off sand.
Myrtle Beach, SC
This has to be one of my all time favaorite flying locations in the world. Clean clear wind, the beach, not many people. Now it could be I'm so fond of it as my in-laws had a place just up the beach in Brigadune (alas, not for many years now) from it and it was a easy walk, so I used it extensively, but during the summer in seems very few people venture to the other side of the creek to sun bathe so you never have any problems flying sport kites. Always plenty of room. Great place to bring a cooler along al
Wichita Falls, TX
The field is fairly large (300 yds x 200 yds). Short hard packed grass. Great for some fast buggying. The winds are predominately from the South and come across the lake.
Wichita Falls, TX
Large open field on the south end of the park. It's free of other sport activities! Short grass and hard packed. great for buggying!
Wichita Falls, TX
Great field to fly in if the wind comes from the north or west. Hard packed short grass. No other sport activities on this field.
Huge open sand area. Long open beach, seasonal snack bar, pavillion and bathrooms. Home to the Thanksgiving DBBB. Cars and alcohol are allowed on this beach.
Nice Park... good parking and restroom facilities provided
Restroom facilities are nearby, fresh-water rinse off showers, picnic cabanas too. Buggying is permitted but space is limited, turf primarily with some sand. Kite surfing is permitted, the local kite club is lobbying for Parks and Rec. Dept. to set aside a designated launch area for water kites. Parking permit required--$3.00 daily, $7.00 yearly. The park is a bird nesting/sanctuary, so dogs are NOT ALLOWED inside the park. Dog permitted area is available adjacent to the park.
Best place to fly is the northwest corner of the park, rarely any activities there other than joggers. Short grass and hard ground. Tall flagpoles in the vicinity to help judge wind, which is usually from the south.
South Padre Island, TX
There is a $3.00 charge but get a year pass you will want to come back. This fee pays for trash pickup and restrooms. The wind in this part of the country is mild and about 10 mph all year long.
La Porte, TX
2 large fields. One field is open to vehicles the second is fenced
Go into the Park and ask where the helicopter landing site is. There are several fields to fly in around the landing site...the landing site is best as it is always kept mowed and it's rarely used. Park in the overflow parking lot, which is about 100 yards north of the landing site. Jump in the Frio River after flying to cool down.
La Marque, TX
nice grassy field, playground, fishing pond, restrooms kite fests twice a year April and October
Great flat area wide open with no trash. Great wind potential also!
South Jordan, UT
Large grass park area next to pavillion on west side of the road. Pretty steady winds with large area to fly.
This field is nearly 750k sq. ft. in area and is usually good no matter the wind direction. Approx. 1/4 of it is still avilable even when the soccer players are there.
Dorey park is the home of the Richmond Air Force and the site of the Old Dominion Sport Kite Championships. (ODSKC) Someone from the RAF is at the field most weekend days.
Great big open fields on top of a rise. Wind from all but the south is good flying. Easy parking and bathrooms!
Open when the gate is unlocked which is normally daylight hours. 25 to 30 acres of open area with some hills. Several parking lots.
Great park with a lot of open space. Very little competition for space except from April - June during Little League and Softball.
Virginia Beach, VA
Fort Monroe, VA
Great location for flying with water all around the area. You could buggy, but the space is a bit small.
Lots of constant wind. It is the sailboarders dream.
Approximately 15 kites can be in the air at any one tim. Smooth winds when from the north or west. Contact Four Winds Kite Shop. 425-339-9334
Ocean Shores, WA
Most of the year the sand is fairly hard packed, easy to walk on and you can drive your car on the beach. There are no better winds than on the coast. Ocean Shores has good restaurants, inexpensive and expensive hotels/motels for all budgets and tastes, and the best kite flying I've found anywhere. Plenty of places to get any broken equipment repaired, or to get any new items you may be looking for. Anyone of several Washington State kite clubs may be found flying at Ocean Shores on any given weekend, team
Marrowstone Island, WA
Fort Flagler is a great place to fly, especially during the summer when the wind is typically out of the NW. There is a big field open 180+ degrees to the water. If the wind is out of the East it is usually really bumpy, otherwise it is about as smooth as it can get away from the coast if the wind is from the NW.
Westport Windriders monthly fun fly and potluck dinner on 4th Saturday every month.
Long Beach, WA
26 miles of drivable fun beach with great winds
The play field can handle up to 6 stunt fliers at one time. Good when wind is from the North. This is an elementary school so flying limited to non-school hours and weekends.
You have to be a Y member to access the fields. These are sports fields, so you will have to fly when not in use Usually windy in the Valley, and is probably one of the better places to fly in the area
kite hill is specifically for kite flyers and the lake is perfect for the surfers
The sports complex is made up of numerous soccer and football fields. The complex is adjacent to corn and hay fields so there is lots of open sky. The area is also the highest point in Janesville.
Two Rivers, WI
Weather permitting...a supervised swimming area on Lake Michigan is located at Neshotah Park beach. Changing rooms, restrooms, concessions, and sand volleyball courts are also available. Sunday through Saturday, June 10th through September 2nd from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Want a snack? Watch for the Neshotah Park concessions to open in mid June. Monday through Saturday, June 10th through September 2nd from Noon to 8:00pm, and Sundays from Noon to 5:00pm.
Great place to go kiting! (scenic). Plenty of large open areas overlooking Lake Winnebago. Restrooms & other facilities present. There's a daily $5 park entrance fee; unless you've got an annual WI state park sticker ($20).
Top ten best kite flying Park in the USA. Always windy. 50 acres of wide open park. Great for kite flying all year long. Official site of the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Gift of Wings kite store is located in this park. Kite festivals in January, May, June, July, August and the Mots Kite Festival in September. Check out the kite camera and the current Veterans Park weather right here and right now at www.giftofwings.com. Currently it is a great day to go fly a kite.