Argentina rollup

Children Park Buenos Aires, BA

  • Submitted by: Gustavo Di Si
  • Address: Cantilo Avenue
  • Directions: Cantilo Avenue and Rio de la Plata - District Capital
  • Comments: ChildrenÃÆís Park (Parque de los NiÃÆââ¬â¢os) lies on the District Capital by the ÃÆìRio de la PlataÃÆî riverside. It has an excellent infrastructure including: security, parking facilities for more than 600 cars, 400 picnic tables, a big grove and childrenÃÆís 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. Every year, M
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Paseo de la Costa Park Vicente Lopez, BA

  • Submitted by: Gustavo Di Si
  • Address: Vito Dumas Avenue
  • Directions: Vito Dumas Avenue and Laprida Street - Vicente Lopez - Buenos Aires
  • Comments: It is a nice place to flying that can handle up to 7 pilots flying two lines. Open from all cardinal point wind
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
Canada rollup

Clover Point Victoria, BC

  • Submitted by: Adrian Flanagan
  • Address: Clover Point
  • Directions: Take hyw. 1 or 17 south bound until you get to
  • Comments: It's not the biggest, but it's the best place on the south island for any kite you've got.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Wasaga Beach, ON

  • Submitted by: Rick Longhurst
  • Directions: From Detroit take Highway 401 to highway 24 to Cambridge.Highway 24 will take you to Collingwood and follow the signs to Wasaga Beach. From Buffalo, take QEW to highway 400, exit at highway 427 to Barrie,Highway 27 to highway 92. Turn left on 92 directly into Wasaga Beach
  • Comments: 9 miles of Beach Early June and from September 1 on is the best time.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
Germany rollup

Ochsenturm Langen bei Bremerhaven, Bremen

  • Submitted by: Kay Littwin
  • Address: Ochsenturm
  • Directions: North Germany between Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven
  • Comments: closed from 1. Mai to 31. Juli
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
France rollup

Agon Coutainville beach Agon Coutainville,

  • Submitted by: bernard fourniere (AKA pounetbf)
  • Directions: Go east
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites
Ireland rollup

Ballynamona Shanagarry, Cork

  • Submitted by: JMR
  • Directions: On the Ballycotton to Garryvoe road a small sign on the right points you to the beach.
  • Comments: Lovely wide beach. Smaller sized kites only though as there are some hefty winds all year round. Nice backdrop of the Ballycotton light house.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
Puerto Rico rollup

Middles Beach Isabela,

  • Submitted by: John Cosby
  • Directions: Take Carr. 466 west out of Isabela Centro. Middles Beach is on the right about 2 miles out of town.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
USA: Alabama rollup

Field of Strings Decatur, AL

  • Submitted by: Shawn Donahoo
  • Address: 1002 Central Pkwy, SW
  • Directions: Every Sunday afternoon (year 'round) at Decatur Utilities, 1002 Central Pkwy, SW
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Arkansas rollup

Alltel Feild Little Rock, AR

  • Submitted by: Nathan Jones
  • Address: Cantrell Rd
  • Directions: From I430 take the Cantrell Rd exit head west. At the first stop light turn left. First drive on left turn left. follow around to field.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Burns Park North Little Rock, AR

  • Submitted by: Nathan Jones
  • Address: Burns Park
  • Directions: From I40 take the Burns Park exit. Head south through golf course. At yield sign make a right follow around to first road past soccer field. turn left go to stop sign and turn left again. follow to end and park. Field is on the right and must walk to it.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

North Little Rock Riverwalk North Little Rock, AR

  • Submitted by: Ringo
  • Address: Maple street
  • Directions: From I-30 take the Broadway St. exit and head west on broadway, alltel arena should be on your left. Continue down broadway until you reach Main or Maple street. Parking is available at all the lots in the area.
  • Comments: Excellent location when the winds are coming from the south-southwest.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Arizona rollup

Dynamite West Phoenix, AZ

  • Submitted by: Eric
  • Address: Tatum and Dynamite
  • Directions: From the intersection of Tatum and Dynamite, go west on Dynamite about 2 blocks. Park is on the right. There is a large field in the back.
  • Comments: Nice wide open field.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: California rollup

Cesar Chavez Park Berkeley, CA

  • Submitted by: Chuck Sigal
  • Directions: Take University Ave. west past I80. Turn right on Marina Blvd. and continue past the hotel. Follow the road as it turns left. The park is on the right.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Baylands Park Sunnyvale, CA

  • Submitted by: Allen Carter
  • Address: Carribean
  • Directions: Hwy 237 to the Lawrence/Carribean exit. Turn north onto Carribean and the park is immediately on your right. Alternate would be to take Lawrence Expressway from Hwy 101 or 280.
  • Comments: Great big field. Well maintained grass. No gopher holes like that Beserkeley place. Excellent wind off the bay. Nice people!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Seal Beach Pier Seal Beach, CA

  • Submitted by: Bob
  • Directions: Between the cities of Long Beach and Sunset Beach. From Pacific Coast Highway turn onto Main St. and follow towards the pier. Pay parking.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Shoreline Park Mountain View, CA

  • Submitted by: Dennis Fishback
  • Address: Shoreline Blvd
  • Directions: To reach Shoreline at Mountain View directly from the south, take Hwy 101 to the Shoreline Blvd. exit. Shoreline Blvd. leads directly into the main entrance of the park. From the north, take Hwy 101 south, exit at Amphitheatre Parkway, then turn left at Shoreline Blvd. to the park entrance. The StuntKite flying parking area is only about 100 yards inside the gate, on the right.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad, CA

  • Submitted by: Mike Dooley
  • Directions: Northern San Diego County, just south of the Carlsbad State Beach Campground, and north of lagoon outlet jetty, park on street immediately adjacent to the sand/dirt.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

San Diego Kite Field San Diego, CA

  • Submitted by: Mike Dooley
  • Address: Mission Bay Drive
  • Directions: Take I-5 south to East Mission Bay Drive offramp, turn left and left again and drive south along Mission Bay to 1/2 mile south of the Hilton Hotel.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

High Camp-Squaw Valley USA Squaw Valley, CA

  • Submitted by: Eric
  • Directions: Interstate 80 to Truckee, CA; South on Hwy 89 to Squaw Valley Rd.; proceed to Cable Car at base of mountain; Ride Cable Car to High Camp.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

World Famous Pismo Beach Pismo Beach, CA

  • Submitted by: James Warner
  • Directions: From the North: 101 South to Price St. Right on Pomeroy, & into the Pier parking lot. From the South: 101 North to Price St. Left on Pomeroy, & into the Pier parking lot.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Oxnard State Beach Oxnard, CA

  • Submitted by: Glen Rothstein
  • Address: 1601 W. Harbor Blvd
  • Directions: 1601 W. Harbor Blvd. between Wooley & Channel Islands Blvd.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

New Brighton State Beach Capitola, CA

  • Submitted by: Darril dela Torre
  • Address: New Brighton
  • Directions: Just south of Santa Cruz. Take New Brighton/Park Ave. exit off of Highway 1. Day use fee required.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Chrissy Field San Francisco, CA

  • Submitted by: Russell Roby
  • Directions: Ocean Beach: Great Highway from Sloat Blvd. to Geary Blvd. Baker Beach: just west of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio @ Lincoln Blvd and Bowley St. Crissy Field: 603 Mason at Halleck Street, Presidio
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Clam Beach McKinleyville, CA

  • Submitted by: John Farrell
  • Address: clam beach
  • Directions: About 1 mile north of McKinleyville,about 5 miles south of Trinadad on the 101 take the clam beach exit. The North parking lot seemed the best.
  • Comments: 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.
USA: Colorado rollup

Arapahoe Community Park Englewood, CO

  • Submitted by: Blake Pelton
  • Address: E Broncos Pkwy and S Potomoc St
  • Directions: I-25 to Arapahoe Rd Exit, go East to Peoria and turn Right (South). The field will be on the Right side of the road about 2.5 miles off of Arapahoe Rd.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Sloan's Lake Denver, CO

  • Submitted by: Jim Karlin
  • Address: 25th
  • Directions: From I-70, exit Harlan and head east on 44th to Sheridan, south on Sheridan to 25th, east on 25th for the north side of the lake.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Fossil Creek Park Fort Collins, CO

  • Submitted by: John Farrell
  • Address: Lemay Ave
  • Directions: From Harmony Road turn South on Lemay Ave and go about one mile. It is on the right across from South Ridge Golf course
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Sandstone Ranch Park Longmont, CO

  • Submitted by: Jason Stotter
  • Address: 3001 E. Hwy 119
  • Directions: Located on South side of Highway 119 on East edge of Longmont at 2525 & 3001 E. Hwy 119.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Connecticut rollup

Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford, CT

  • Submitted by: Stephanie Hiebert
  • Address: Route 213
  • Directions: Off of Route 213 southeast of New London. See the web page listed below for detailed directions.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Hammonasset Beach State Park Madison, CT

  • Submitted by: Doug Coates
  • Directions: Driving north (east) on I-95, Exit 62 is at the 67 mile marker, just past the last Rest Area on I-95 in CT. Take Exit 62. Turn RIGHT off the ramp. Driving south (west) on I-95, Exit 62 is at the 67 mile marker, just before the Rest Area. Turn LEFT off the ramp. After exiting the highway, drive one mile south to light at US Rte 1. Go straight through light and that is the park entrance. Proceed to gatehouse. Avoid the one furthest to the right - it is for the Campground only.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: District Of Columbia rollup

Washington Monument Grounds Washington, DC

  • Submitted by: RAF
  • Directions: On the National Mall in Washington DC at the Base of the Washington Monument. Between 15th Street & 17th Street. Between Constitution Ave and Independence Ave
  • Comments: Home of the Wings Over Washington Kite Club Home of the Smithsonian Kite Festival (Limited Kite Buggying)
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Florida rollup

Bonnet House Beach Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Submitted by: Jeff
  • Address: Sunrise Blvd
  • Directions: North of Sunrise Blvd.
  • Comments: Steady winds, seldom calm. Good parking for break of dawn kiting.
  • Allowed: Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Treasure Island Beach Treasure Island/St. Petersburg, FL

  • Submitted by: Todd Copeland
  • Directions: In back of Bilmar Hotel: Central Ave. to Treasure Island. Turn left at dead end (Bilmar Hotel). Parking 1/8 mile either on right at the beach or on left behind Allied Building (public park).
  • Comments: Steady winds and _wide_ beach make this a great spot to fly. Treasure Island Sport Kite Klub flies here each Sunday of the month.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

St. George Island Eastpoint, FL

  • Submitted by: Connie Haas
  • Directions: St George Island is about 75 miles SW of Tallahassee, near Apalachicola. From Tallahassee take Rtes 319/98 to Eastpoint. Take 4 mile bridge to the Island. The State park is 4 miles East of the bridge. Lots of beach, never crowded if you are willing to walk a few hundred yards.
  • Comments: Great beach for flying. Nice and Wide. Available year round. Quieter in the winter months.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Fort de Soto St. Petersburg, FL

  • Submitted by: Joe Savidge
  • Address: Fort de Soto
  • Directions: From the Gulf Beaches take Gulf Blvd. south. At the Don Cesar Hotel turn left following signs to the Sunshine Skyway. Turn-off to Fort de Soto on right. Turn left at the end of the road and head toward the Skyway.
  • Comments: Strng winds but not excessive. Vented kites aren't entirely necessary.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites

Crandon Park - South Beach Miami, FL

  • Submitted by: Rob Webb
  • Address: Crandon Park
  • Directions: Exit I-95 onto Key Biscayne causeway ($1 toll). Enjoy the scenic drive over several bridges to Crandon Park. Take left at South Beach entrance ($4 parking fee.) Park far south near carousel.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Ocean Trace Rd. St. Augustine, FL

  • Submitted by: Rob Autrey
  • Address: Ocean Trace Rd
  • Directions: In St. Augustine on south 4000 A1A is Ocean Trace Rd. Just turn and go towards the beach on the weekends you should see kites in the air. Also on Vilano bch, Out on the point we will be there at times Lots of room. Soft sand.
  • Comments: Anyone is welcome to come fly with us. Who knows who or what will be in the air. Always a fun time.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Siesta Key Beach Sarasota, FL

  • Submitted by: "The Kite Wizard" (Rich Courmettes)
  • Address: Siesta Key Beach
  • Directions: From Sarasota take Route 72 (Clark Rd.) west over the Stickney Point Bridge, right on Midnight Pass Road, left at the fork toward 'the village' onto Beach Road, left into the free public parking marked Sarasota County - Siesta Beach Park. Head left to the south end of the parking lot. Arrive before 10 AM in season.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Haulover Park N. Miami Beach, FL

  • Submitted by: J Luis (kiteboss) Mugnani
  • Address: Haulover Park
  • Directions: At N. Miami Beach, 108th Street and A1A (thats the beach road). Regular flying everyday. Members flying on weekends.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Bowmans Beach Sanibel, FL

  • Submitted by: Robert Doss
  • Address: Bowman Beach
  • Directions: East from Ft Myers on Six Mile Cypress to Gladiolus Rd. Go left on summerlin and go to Toll Gate. Cross causeway to Sanibel Island, go to SANCAP Rd. Will see Bowmans Beach sign on right about 6 miles up the Island. Turn left to go to park. Fly with us on Sundays, everyone welcome.
  • Comments: Wide beach, good sea breeze most days. large area to the right is best for stunters. (If I'm not already there)
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Riverside Park Vero Beach, FL

  • Submitted by: Carl Moslener II
  • Address: Riverside Park
  • Directions: On the Beach side of Merril P. Barber Bridge
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Georgia rollup

Scott Hudgens Park Dulth, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: 4500 River Green Parkway
  • Directions: The park is in the 4500 block of River Green Parkway and directly adjacent to the Chattahoochee River. To access the park, you must cut through River Green Business Park on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The road is a loop with two entrances located between Pleasant Hill Road and Abbotts Bridge Road (Hwy 120).
  • Comments: Lots of open space. A little low but if wind is around, plenty of room for it to develop and smooth out.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Rogers' Bridge Park Duluth, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: Rogers' Bridge Park
  • Directions: At the end of Rogers' Bridge Road by the Chatahoochie River. Just keep heading north from Peachtree Industrial till you can't go any further.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Georgia Perimeter College - Decatur Campus Decatur, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: 3251 Panthersville Rd
  • Directions: To get there take I-285 to Flat Shoals Road, go out side the perimeter and turn right onto Clifton Springs (there is a Quik Trip store on the corner and a traffic light). The campus is just past the next traffic light. If you want to Mapquest it, the address is: 3251 Panthersville Road Decatur, GA 30034-3832
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: Tenth Street
  • Directions: The areas appropriate for flying are off of the Tenth Street side between Piedmont and Monroe. Located in mid-town Atlanta.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Tybee Island Tybee Island, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Directions: Take Hwy. 80 heading east out of Savanah.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Gainesville State College Oakwood, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: Mathis Drive
  • Directions: Take Interstate 85 North to Interstate 985 to Exit 16. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the fourth traffic light onto Mathis Drive.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Tribble Mill Park Lawrenceville, GA

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: Tribble Mill Parkway
  • Directions: Take Jackson Street heading south out of Lawrenceville. Stay straight when the road changes names to New Hope Road. Turn right on to Tribble Mill Parkway (tricky not well marked entrance). The park is at the end of the road. The best flying location is located over by the play yard on the lake.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Hawaii rollup

Kite Beach Kahallui, Maui, HI

  • Submitted by: Robert Loera
  • Directions: 1 mile from the Airport Below Kanaha Beach Park
  • Comments: Be ready for some rough and tumble wind. Gusts to 30 and sudden wind shifts Very popular area for Hawaiian canoeing, windsurfing
  • Allowed: Kite Surfing

Napili Park Lahaina, Maui, HI

  • Submitted by: Robert Loera
  • Address: Napili Park
  • Directions: !0 minutes North of the Kapalua Airport West side of Maui below Kapalua
  • Comments: Great scenic ocean views wind good from all directions
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Iowa rollup

Burlington RecPlex Burlington, IA

  • Submitted by: Phil Broder
  • Address: Division and Broadway
  • Directions: corner of Division and Broadway, 1/4 mile south of Wal-Mart
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Idaho rollup

COMMUNITY PARK IDAHO FALLS, ID

  • Submitted by: DEAN TURNBLOM
  • Address: S Holmes Ave
  • Directions: South end of Holmes Avenue between 17th and Sunnyside
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Illinois rollup

Ned Brown Woods (aka Busse Woods) Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Submitted by: Phil Broder
  • Address: Golf Road
  • Directions: Golf Road, just east of Route 53 and Woodfield Mall
  • Comments: Huge fields. Be careful of soccer games.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Vince Grady Field Macomb, IL

  • Submitted by: Phil Broder
  • Address: University Drive
  • Directions: north side of Western Illinois University campus, on University Drive.
  • Comments: Four baseball fields and several smaller adjacent areas. Often used for student recreation.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Zahnd Park Champaign, IL

  • Submitted by: Mike Kory
  • Address: Staley and Windsor
  • Directions: Just south of Staley and Windsor.
  • Comments: 2 baseball fields and a football field. Small playground for kids. Mostly surrounded by farmland so nothing to block the wind.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

DeKalb Kiwanis Park DeKalb, IL

  • Submitted by: Jim
  • Address: Fairview Dr
  • Directions: I88 Tollway to Annie Glidden Road. Just past the toll booths, turn east on Fairview Dr. The park is on the north side of Fairview. You will see the shelter.
  • Comments: Large flying area. Many soccer fields, and mowed grass areas. Great flying no matter which way the winds blowing!

Friendship Festival Field Canton, IL

  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger
  • Directions: West from Peoria about 25 miles (or so) to Canton on IL 24/9. Exit I-474 onto IL 24/9. The field is 1 block East of intersection IL 78 & 9.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Indiana rollup

Northwestway Park Indianapolis, IN

  • Submitted by: Woody Roeschlein
  • Address: 62nd St
  • Directions: Northwest corner of Indianapolis. The park is west of Georgetown Road on 62nd St.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Sunset Hill Farm County Park-North or South Fields Valparaiso, IN

  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger
  • Address: Meridian Rd
  • Directions: Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Porter COunty Parks Department, 4 miles south of Indiana Dunes, I-94 exit, south on Rte. 49, 1 mile south of I-80/90 (Toll Road) to US Rte. 6, turn west (right) onto 6, then half mile to Meridian Rd., left at lite, park entrance is on left just past intersection of 6 & Meridian Rd. Between Chesterton & Valparaiso, IN 8 miles north of US Rte 30./Valparaiso - Take Rte 49 North towards Chesterton Turn west onto US Rte6
  • Comments: 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,
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Indiana Dunes State Park Beach Porter/Chesterton, IN

  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger
  • Directions: I-80/90 or I-94 to Rte 49 North. Keep heading north to road ends at entrance to State Park. National Park surrounds the State Park. Other areas within the National Lakeshore are accessible by taking Hwy.12 east or west. Short walk/bike ride (1 mile) from South Shore Passenger rail station (Dunes Park Station).
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
USA: Kansas rollup

Governor's Mansion Topeka, KS

  • Submitted by: Jim Aune
  • Directions: I70 and Fairlawn Rd. Topeka KS
  • Comments: Huge flying area, good for all types of flying,mowed and always in great condition. Regular flying field of the Topeka Kite Flyers.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Louisiana rollup

Vidalia Landing Vidalia, LA

  • Submitted by: Carolyn Weir
  • Directions: I-84 to the Mississippi River Bridge. Flight site is on the Louisiana Side. Natchez MS is on the Mississippi Side. This is in Southwest Mississippi/Northeast Louisiana
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Massachusetts rollup

Nahant Beach Lynn-Nahant, MA

  • Submitted by: Bob Hogan
  • Directions: From Route 128, take exit 44B, Route 129 East into downtown Lynn. Follow signs for Nahant. Travel around rotary in Lynn, head across causeway towards Nahant. At end of causeway, turn left into public parking adjacent to Dockside Restuarant. In season, travel down parking lot to lifeguard station number 8. Off season, park in public lot adjacent to dockside.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Danehy Park Cambridge, MA

  • Submitted by: Adena Schutzberg
  • Directions: The park is "behind" the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, at the intersection of routes 2 and 16. Parking lots are available on New St., Concord Ave., and Sherman St.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

multiple multiple, MA

  • Submitted by: Glenn Davison
  • Comments: The web site below lists 20 flying locations in 5 states!

Pope John Paul II Park (PJP) Boston, MA

  • Submitted by: Greg Lamoureux
  • Address: Granite St
  • Directions: Fr: Rt. 93 South Exit 11B, at end of exit turn right onto Granite St, go straight to the first light, turn right onto Hilltop St. At the AMVETS Hall, turn right into the park. Fr: 93 North exit 11. At end of exit turn right onto Granite St., go straight to light, turn right onto Hilltop St., At AMVETS Hall, turn right into the park.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Maryland rollup

Sandy Point State Park Annapolis, MD

  • Submitted by: Steve McKerrow
  • Directions: U.S. Rte. 50 east from Annapolis. Folo signs for Chesapeake Bay Bridge; take last exit before toll booth.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

near IKEA parking lot College Park, MD

  • Submitted by: ROD DE SADE
  • Directions: Next to the parking lot of IKEA in College Park. Take Route 1 in the dirction of Laurel. it's on the left side of the road.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Sport Kites

Piscataway Park Accokeek, MD

  • Submitted by: Coleen
  • Address: Bryans Point Road
  • Directions: Take 210 South. Turn Right onto Bryans Point Road. Follow a few miles until you see park entrance on right. It's not well marked, so keep an eye out.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Colmar Manor Ball Fields Colmar Manor, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Directions: Bladensburg Road to city of Colmar Manor. Turn south onto 38th Avenue. Take first right onto Colmar Manor Park and ball fields access road.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Carrs Mill Park Glenwood, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Address: Carrs Mill Road
  • Directions: From Route 70: Exit onto Route 94 southbound. Proceed about 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Frederick Road. Proceed about 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Carrs Mill Road Proceed about 1.1 miles to the park on the left.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Western Regional Park Woodbine, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Address: 14900 Carrs Mill Rd
  • Directions: From Route 70: Exit onto Route 97 southbound. Proceed approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Carrs Mill Road. Proceed 0.4 miles. Park entrance is on the right.
  • Comments: 14900 Carrs Mill Rd Woodbine, MD 21723
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Garcelon Sports Complex at Kinder Farm Park Millersville, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Address: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road
  • Directions: Kinder Farm Park is located on Jumpers Hole Road, é mile south of East West Blvd. and approximately one mile north of the Benfield Blvd. traffic light. From North of Baltimore âËâ Take I-95 south. âËâ Take I-895 (Harbor Tunnel) south. âËâ Exit 6 to I-97 South (Annapolis/Bay Bridge). âËâ Exit 14A to Route 100 East (Gibson Island). âËâ Exit 16A to Route 2 South (Ritchie Hwy - Pasadena) âËâ Stay in far right lane. âËâ Right at first traffic light (Jumpers Hole Road). Proceed for 2.1 miles,
  • Comments: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville, MD 21108
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Sunset Park Pasadena, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Address: 500 Fort Smallwood Road
  • Directions: From Glen Burnie: Take Route 2 south and merge left onto to Mountain Road (Route 177). From Mountain Road make a left onto Edwin Raynor Boulevard. Continue to Fort Smallwood Road. Sunset Park is on the left.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Rockfield Park Bel Air, MD

  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington
  • Address: 501 Churchville Rd
  • Directions: Directions Churchville Road (MD 22) 1/2 mile east of MD 24 1 mile west of Moores Mill Road
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Maine rollup

Ogunquit Beach Ogunquit, ME

  • Submitted by: Woody
  • Directions: Rt 95 North to Rt 1A follow signs to beach.
  • Comments: 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 !!!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth, ME

  • Submitted by: Tony Heeschen
  • Address: Fort Williams Park
  • Directions: I 95 north to exit 7, South Portland, Broadway east to Cottage Road to Fort Williams Park
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Bug Light Park South Portland, ME

  • Submitted by: Tony Heeschen
  • Address: Madison
  • Directions: I 95 North to exit 7, South Portland, Broadway East until end then left on Breakwater Drive. Next turn right on Madison and follow to park on right.
  • Comments: Nice sized field right on Portland Harbor with great views of Portland and the Casco Bay islands. Big enough for some tight buggy action.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Michigan rollup

Pioneer High School Ann Arbor, MI

  • Submitted by: Ann Ritter
  • Address: Stadium
  • Directions: Corner of Main and Stadium ,just across the street from U/M Football Stadium
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Pioneer Field Constantine, MI

  • Submitted by: Jim Stephanoff
  • Address: US 131
  • Directions: US 131. North of 80/90 toll Rd by 7 miles.
  • Comments: Great place for 'Mini' Thread Kite flying. Kite of Choice is 1' Cube kite made from Shopping bag and Balsa.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI

  • Submitted by: Patrick Franks
  • Directions: east off Haggarty Rd. between 6 and 7 mile roads
  • Comments: Wednesday evenings during the daylight hours.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Caseville County Park Beach Caseville, MI

  • Submitted by: Pete Pterneas
  • Directions: Western side of the Tip of Michigan's Thumb. Take 53 North (Van Dyke Road) to Sebewaing Road west to Elkton Road North to Kinde Road west (about 4-5 miles. Road zigs into Caseville south of town. County park is north of town; entrance just before the Dairy Queen. 2 hours north of Detroit
  • Comments: Water's low and beachgrooming is terrific. In the evening, an offshore breeze will sail your kites into a gorgeous sunset over the bay.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Belle Isle Island Detroit, MI

  • Submitted by: G. Maynard
  • Address: Jefferson Ave
  • Directions: 2.5 miles East of downtown Detroit, MI on Jefferson Ave.
  • Comments: Home field of the Windjammers kite team, since 1983. If there is any wind it is at the island first.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Quincy Flying Field Quincy, MI

  • Submitted by: Tom Deck
  • Directions: The Quincy Industrial Park Park. Just North of US 12 by the watertower.
  • Comments: 80 acres dedicated to all forms of Kite Flying and room enough to accomodate anyones needs. Open flying 24x7.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Halmich Park Warren, MI

  • Submitted by: Peter Pterneas
  • Address: Halmich Park
  • Directions: 13 Mile Road between Dequindre and Ryan. I-75 to Dequindre exit, N to 13 Mile, turn right, park on left about 1/2 mile down.
  • Comments: North end soccer fields -off Old Chicago Road- best for all but east winds.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Heritage Park Coldwater, MI

  • Submitted by: David Bush
  • Address: Heritage Drive
  • Directions: Right off of US-12 in the city of Coldwater
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

South Beach South Haven, MI

  • Submitted by: David Bush
  • Directions: Right on Lake Michigan in South Haven, MI
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

James F. Atchison Memorial Park Lyon Township, MI

  • Submitted by: Lynn Gipson
  • Address: Grand River Ave
  • Directions: Take I96 to Milford Rd. and turn right onto Grand River, the park is on the northside of Grand River Ave., south of I96 and just west of Milford Rd.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Richland Township Park Richland, MI

  • Submitted by: David Bush
  • Address: 32nd st
  • Directions: 32nd st Richland, MI
  • Comments: This park is suitable for Festivals, competitions, Big kites, single line, fighter kites, dual lines, muti lines.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Minnesota rollup

Cottage Grove Jr. H.S./Grey Cloud Elem. School/Kingston Park Cottage Grove, MN

  • Submitted by: Bradley Klages
  • Directions: From I-94 in Woodbury, exit at Keats Avenue (Co. Rd. 19) and go south approx. 7 1/2 miles to Indian Blvd. Turn right at Indian Blvd. and go west approx. 1/4 mile to second parking lot at Grey Cloud Elementary School on the south side of the street.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Schaar's Bluff ( Spring Lake Park ) Hastings, MN

  • Submitted by: Bob Glass
  • Address: Schaar's Bluff
  • Directions: From the North I-494 to State Hwy 52 Hwy 52 south to State Hwy 55 Hwy 55 east to County Road 42 East East on County Road 42 for 1.8 miles to Idell Avenue North then west on Idell Avenue one mile to Schaar's Bluff archway North through archway to trailhead From the West County Road 42 to State Hwy 55 East on Hwy 55 to County Road 42 East East on County Road 42 for 1.8 miles to Idell Avenue North then west on Idell Avenue one mile to Schaar's Bluff archway North through archway to trailhead From the East St
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites
USA: Missouri rollup

Forest Park's Center Field St. Louis, MO

  • Submitted by: Ron A. Czichos
  • Address: Forest Park
  • Directions: From Down town St. Louis take 40 West to Forest Park Exit. Stay Right Take first Right. Stay Right @ Y Drive 1/2 way round circle so that the wold famous Jewell box is on your Left. Go straight & you run right into the field.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: North Carolina rollup

Outer Banks National Seashore Nags Head / Ocracoke, NC

  • Submitted by: John Webber
  • Address: From Nags Head south to Ocracoke
  • Directions: About 70 miles of beaches along Route 12
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Jockey's Ridge State Park Nags Head, NC

  • Submitted by: Phil Broder
  • Directions: Across from Kitty Hawk Kites store.
  • Comments: The largest sand dune on the East Coast, with decent wind most of the time. Be careful of hang gliders and tourists.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Frank Liske Park Concord/Harrisburg, NC

  • Submitted by: Jim Martin
  • Address: Stough Road
  • Directions: Map and directions at www.wackos.org. If you're coming from Charlotte, take Highway 49 past UNC-Charlotte and through Harrisburg. About 3 miles East of Harrisburg, look for a concrete pipe foundry on the right at a traffic signal and railroad crossing. The first or second street on the left past the foundry is Stough Road. Turn left, go about a mile and the Park entrance is on the right. If you're coming from I-85: Take I-85 to Speedway Blvd (Exit 49), go right at the light. Speedway Blvd ends at the Speedw
  • Comments: 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...
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Lake Crabtree County Park Morrisville, NC

  • Submitted by: Jeryll Autore
  • Address: 1400 Avaition Parkway
  • Directions: Interstate 40 Exit 285, then(south) to 1400 Avaition Parkway
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Nebraska rollup

Foster Smith Field Callaway, NE

  • Submitted by: Mary Gabby
  • Directions: Callaway, Nebraska is located 52 miles north of Cozad, NE. From downtown Callaway, take Grand Ave south past the gas station. Turn left (East) on 40. Go about 4 miles and watch to the left for a large open field with a building decorated with kites
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: New Hampshire rollup

Hampton Beach Hampton, NH

  • Submitted by: Paul E Fortin
  • Directions: From Interstate 95 take Rte 101 East.
  • Comments: Two miles of beautiful sandy beach. Can be crowded in season when best flying in early evening. Off season parking is free.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: New Jersey rollup

Wildwood Beach Wildwood, NJ

  • Submitted by: Mike Dallmer
  • Directions: Take Route 47 east until you hit the Atlantic Ocean
  • Comments: 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.<br>Charles Bojarski notes: You can not fly while the lifeguards are on duty
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Liberty State Park Jersey City, NJ

  • Submitted by: Monica Orso
  • Directions: NJ Turnpike to Exit 14B...see URL below for detailed directions, maps and pictures! Easily accessed from Manhattan by ferry too.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Cape May Beach Cape May, NJ

  • Submitted by: Charles Bojarski
  • Directions: NJ Parkway to Cape May proper, then turn left for beach.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Island Beach Seaside Park, NJ

  • Submitted by: Tim
  • Directions: GSP to seaside heights exit. Rt37 to 35 to the entrance.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Berkeley Island County Park Berkeley, NJ

  • Submitted by: Tim
  • Directions: GSP to route 9 south 8 miles to country bar on right, radio tower on left small brown sign to park left turn then l again then right to the end.
  • Comments: small park with 360 winds my foils fly here most of the time a favorite sailbording spot. leads me to believe kitesurfing is possible.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Overpeck county park Leonia, NJ

  • Submitted by: Vin Stefanelli
  • Directions: At the intersection of rt 80 and Fort Lee road on Fort Lee Road at some RR tracks. Impossible to miss.
  • Comments: Western side is a river and a rc model airplanr airdome. field is huge and sometimes crowded in the hottest days of summer weekends.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Cross Farm Park Holmdel, NJ

  • Submitted by: Charles Hopkins
  • Address: Longbridge Road
  • Directions: County Route 520 and Longbridge Road On the Holmdel - Middletown Town Line
  • Comments: Used to be a sod farm, now lined mostly for soccer fields. Huge flat, almost treeless.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: New Mexico rollup

Harry McAdams Field Hobbs, NM

  • Submitted by: Ray Battaglini
  • Directions: Southeast corner of New Mexico between Lubbock and Midland, Texas located on the New Mexico side.
  • Comments: Good sky and excellent winds
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
USA: Nevada rollup

Nevada Dry Lakes Beds PrimmValley, NV

  • Submitted by: Claxton A. Thompson
  • Directions: <b>1.</b> <u>Jean Dry Lake</u> - Interstate 15 South from Las Vegas to Nv 161 junction Cross under Railroad tracks follow road. Jean Dry Lake Buggy Camp (N-35.47.432 / W-115.15.396) <br /><b>2.</b> <u>North Roach Dry Lake</u> - Interstate 15 south from Las Vegas about 40 miles take Primm Valley Exit South to Buffalo Bills Follow access road North Roach Dry Lake Buggy. (N-35.39.818 / W-115.22.658)<br /><b>3.</b> <u>South Roach Dry Lake</u> - Interstate 15 south from Las Vegas about 40 miles take Primm
  • Comments: These are the Dry lakes that were used for the SBBB 2001.
  • Allowed: Kite Buggying
USA: New York rollup

Sylvan Beach Sylvan Beach, NY

  • Submitted by: Don Hansberger
  • Directions: Rt 13 on the east end of Oneida Lake. Between Rt. 49 east and west and Rt. 46 east and west on Rt 13.
  • Comments: Good when the wind is from the west!
  • Allowed: Sport Kites

Gratwick Park North Tonawanda, NY

  • Submitted by: Mike Decker
  • Address: Ward Rd
  • Directions: On River Rd. at the foot of Ward Rd. Call 716-731-5653 or e-mail dancer@kitestrings.net for more information.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Fort Ontario Oswego, NY

  • Submitted by: Don Hansberger
  • Address: Fort Ontario
  • Directions: 7th street N, follow signs to Fort on water
  • Comments: Great for Light West Winds
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Monroe County Community College Rochester, NY

  • Submitted by: "The Kite Wizard" (Rich Courmettes)
  • Address: East Henrietta Rd
  • Directions: I-390 Exit 16B, south on Route 15A (East Henrietta Rd.) to the last entrance at the south end of the MCC campus.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Seneca Lake State Park Geneva, NY

  • Submitted by: Charlie G.
  • Address: Seneca Lake State Park
  • Directions: Rt. 5 & 20 in Geneva, At the northern end of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Center Island Beach Bayville, NY

  • Submitted by: Charlie G.
  • Directions: Long Island Expwy (Rt 495) to Rt. 106 North into Oyster Bay - follow signs out of town to Bayville bridge. Make a right after the bridge, another right at the end of that road and you'll see the Long Island Sound on the left. Fly on the right side on the harbor beach.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Jones Beach Field 6.5 Wantagh, NY

  • Submitted by: Isabel Nunez
  • Directions: Take the Long Island Expressway (I 495) east (into Nassau County) to exit 38( Northern State Parkway)Once on the Northern State Parkway, go to exit 31A for the (southbound - Jones Beach). The Meadowbrook Parkway leads right into Jones Beach. Pay the toll ($8.00 per car in summer, free before 7AM and after 6PM), go down to field 6 and park as far left as you can
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Ohio rollup

Mentor Headlands Beach Grand River, OH

  • Submitted by: Larrie Malobenski
  • Address: Heisley Rd
  • Directions: I-90 to SR44 N.. SR44 jogs at SR2. SR2 to SR44 N. (Heisley Rd.) SR44 ends at park entrance. Observe the speed limit.
  • Comments: 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.<br />Joe Ludwig adds: If you are going to be in the area check the <a href="http://www.aimoo.com/forum/freeboard.cfm?id=311615" target="_blank">OSEK forum</a>. You may find a few of the local "nuts" to fly with.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Overlook Park Parkman, OH

  • Submitted by: Larrie Malobenski
  • Address: Tavern Rd
  • Directions: US-422 to north on SR88/528 about 500 ft. to left on SR168 (Tavern Rd.). Look for Camp Chicagama sign and follow this road about a mile. The park entrance is just past the cemetary.
  • Comments: Open flying area comprised of two baseball fields. Parking and pavilions around sides. Good for winds NW thru SSW and NEE thru ESE
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

The "Grassy Knoll" as I call it. Columbus, OH

  • Submitted by: Thomas Lowther
  • Address: Ackerman Road
  • Directions: This CLEAN rectangular area is directly adjacent to Highway 315 and Ackerman Road. When exiting 315 go East on Ackerman. Turn right at the first light (Taylor), then right again at the first service road. The GIGANTIC parking lot will then be on your left as the field is on your right.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Voice of America Park West Chester, OH

  • Submitted by: Richard Agar
  • Address: Cox Rd
  • Directions: I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton. Exit at Tylersville Rd. Exit and proceed East 0.7 miles to Cox Rd. Turn left (North) on Cox Rd. Park entrance about 0.4 miles ahead on right.
  • Comments: Rough roads. Limited facilities (Portolets) but more in planning stage.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Salt Fork State Park Cambridge, OH

  • Submitted by: Pete Mikula
  • Directions: Rt. 22, 8 miles east of I-77. Appox. 60 miles south of Canton.
  • Comments: Great beach and open area. Winds can be turbulent at times, but no concerns with electric or utility lines. Buggying OK...
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Maumee Bay State Park Oregon, OH

  • Submitted by: Kevin Kilgoar
  • Address: North Curtis Rd
  • Directions: Route 2 Navarre Ave to North Curtis Rd,follow the signs to the park.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

'RAINBOW FIELD' aka 'KINNEY FIELD' WOOSTER, OH

  • Submitted by: "JD" WILSON
  • Directions: NEAR WOOSTER HIGH SCHOOL ON BURBANK RD. (rt83), NEXT TO THE 'KINNEY BLDG.
  • Comments: 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!!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Edgewater Park Cleveland, OH

  • Submitted by: Harry Gregory
  • Directions: In the lower park, off the Shoreway Route 2 West of the downtown center.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
USA: Oklahoma rollup

Lake Hefner Park Oklahoma City, OK

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Address: Britton Rd
  • Directions: Highway 3 and exit onto Britton Rd. Go west on Britton Rd about 50 yrds and go south until the road ends into the park.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Tulsa Kite Field Tulsa, OK

  • Submitted by: Richard Dermer
  • Address: Garnet
  • Directions: East side of Tulsa, corner of 43rd. and Garnet. Go north from Broken Arrow expressway on Garnet about half a mile.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Oregon rollup

Sunset Beach Seaside - Astoria, OR

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Directions: Hwy 101 along the Oregon Coast line, in the far N.W. corner of the state. Follow the Fort Stevens State Park signs.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Seaside Beach Seaside, OR

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Directions: From Portland Oregon, Seaside is only a 2 hour drive west on Hwy 26. Then 7-8 miles North on Hwy 101. Turn left off of Hwy 101 and go down thru the middle of dowtown seaside, until you reach the ocean.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

"D" River Way Side Lincoln City, OR

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Directions: 2 hours S.W. of Portland. Hwy 99 W, to Hwy 18, to Hwy 101 and South 3-4 miles to
  • Comments: Lincoln City is the self proclaimed
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

West Delta Park Portland, OR

  • Submitted by: John Barresi
  • Directions: Just north of Portland International Raceway, west of I5 on Columbia RIver
  • Comments: There are two large grass areas here, the larger of which (south side) is actually designated as
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Umpqua Beach South Jetty Winchester Bay, OR

  • Submitted by: John Farrell
  • Directions: Follow the road out to the jetty and follow on around to the county parking lot. This is about a mile and half from the 101
  • Comments: Big beach with some nice set up logs closer to the dunes. The winds seemed very clear the time I was there.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
USA: Pennsylvania rollup

Belmont Plateau Philadelphia, PA

  • Submitted by: MikeMoore@setikites.com
  • Address: Montgomery Ave
  • Directions: From the Philadelphia Museum of Art cross to the west side of the Schulkyl River on West River Drive. Turn left at light onto Montgomery Ave. Belmont Plateau is at the top of the hill on the right side. From US I-76 take the Montgomery Ave exit 2 miles north of downtown Philadelphia and head west/uphill. Belmont Plateau is on the right at the top of the hill.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Archbishop Carroll High School North Soccer Field Radnor Twsp, PA

  • Submitted by: John Child
  • Directions: Matsonford Rd between King of Prussia Road and County Line Road, across from the new Radnor Elementary School.
  • Comments: Nice High, clear point; easy parking; Keep your shoes on, though, there's loads of duckcrap & at dusk there are plenty of deer.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Valley Forge Military Academy Track Radnor Twsp, PA

  • Submitted by: John Child
  • Address: Radnor Rd
  • Directions: Radnor Rd just south of Upper Gulph Rd across from the VF Military Academy main campus.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Nordstrom Rack Parking Lot King of Prussia, PA

  • Submitted by: John Child
  • Directions: Right behind King of Prussia Mall off of Mall Blvd, east of Lockheed Martin's offices, east of Eric Movie Theaters.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

T/E Middle School Practice Field Tredyffrin Twsp, PA

  • Submitted by: John Child
  • Address: Cassatt Rd
  • Directions: South-side of Conestoga Rd between Irish Rd and Conestoga High School and Cassatt Rd
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Warminster Community Park Warminster, PA

  • Submitted by: Thom McAdams
  • Directions: located off Street Rd in behind Anns Choice Retirement Community. From Willow Grove exit of PATPKE north on 611 to Street Rd make right. Follow to Jacksonville Rd. fisrt left after Jacksonville Rd. then see signs on right to the park
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Samuel Lewis State Park Wrightsville, PA

  • Submitted by: Jonathan French
  • Address: Mt. Pisgah Road
  • Directions: From the Wrightsville exit of US 30 follow Cool Creek Road south about 1.5-miles to Mt. Pisgah Road and the park.
  • Comments: Easy field to get to and wonderful views.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Rhode Island rollup

Brenton Point Park Newport, RI

  • Submitted by: Steve Santos
  • Directions: rt. 95 to rt. 138 East to Newport. Take rt. on America's Cup Ave, follow to Ocean Drive. Park along Ocean on Ocean Drive.
  • Comments: 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.<br>Bob Hogan suggests <a href="http://www.riparks.com/brenton.htm" target="_blank">http://www.riparks.com/brenton.htm</a>
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Colt State Park Bristol, RI

  • Submitted by: Steve Santos
  • Directions: Rt 95 to Rt 195 East. Take Rt 114 South Exit into Bristol. Park is on right side along Narragansett Bay.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: South Carolina rollup

Owens Field Park Columbia, SC

  • Submitted by: Shay Walters
  • Directions: Adjacent to Owens Downtown Airport (aka Owens Field).
  • Comments: Park is located perpendicular to the only runway's flightpath, so no problems with air traffic with reasonable length lines.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Directions: Any public beach access between 34th to 49th street off N Ocean Blvd.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

The Swash Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo
  • Address: Shore Drive
  • Directions: If your a member, park at the Dunes Club. Or, maybe you can find a construction site by the entrance to the club. If not, get ready to walk. Head south from The Dunes Beach Club/Resort hotel at the end of Shore Drive. Cross over the marsh drainage creek and you are there.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
USA: Texas rollup

Lake Wichita Park Wichita Falls, TX

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Address: Fairway Blvd
  • Directions: South end of Fairway Blvd in the S.W. part of town, next to lake Wichita.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Kiwanis Park Wichita Falls, TX

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Address: Kiwanis Park
  • Directions: Southwest Parkway, and 300 yrds east of Fairway Blvd. Soutwest corner of town.
  • Comments: 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!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Stadium Field Wichita Falls, TX

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Address: Barnett Rd
  • Directions: S.W. corner of Southwest Parkway and Barnett Rd.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

East Beach Galveston, TX

  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn
  • Directions: I-45 from Houston to Galveston Island. Once on the island, follow the signs and drive to the far east end of the island.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Brekenridge Park Richardson, TX

  • Submitted by: Dick Bell
  • Address: Brekenridge Park
  • Directions: I75 North from Dallas to Renner exit, east 5 miles to Brand, Turn right and 1 mile on the right is the Park.........
  • Comments: Nice Park... good parking and restroom facilities provided
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Rockport Beach Park Rockport, TX

  • Submitted by: Dano Wright
  • Directions: Field is located at the back of the Park, Park is located near downtown, adjacent to Maritime Museum, Art Center, and Rockport Yacht Harbor-- all are visible from State Highway 35.
  • Comments: 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.

Redbud Park Abilene, TX

  • Submitted by: Dave Diamond
  • Directions: South 32nd and Barrow, just northwest of the Buffalo Gap Rd exit on U.S. 83/84
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

The Flats or beach South Padre Island, TX

  • Submitted by: Kathy Nixie
  • Directions: Take 100 off of 77 between San Benito and Brownsville Texas. Once on the Island the Flats are located just north of the Convention Center on the Bay Side of the Island. The Beach can be accessed through the county parks.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Sylvan Beach Park La Porte, TX

  • Submitted by: Rick Hawkins
  • Directions: Highway 146, East on W Fairmont Parkway to end
  • Comments: 2 large fields. One field is open to vehicles the second is fenced
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Garner State Park Concan, TX

  • Submitted by: Steve Gray
  • Directions: At the intersection of Hwy 83 and RR 1150. 4 miles south of Rio Frio and 9 miles south of Leakey.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Highland Bayou Park La Marque, TX

  • Submitted by: Kathy Nixie
  • Directions: Take exit 10 off I45, proceed on the south service road. take right turn after Oasis RV Park go over the levee
  • Comments: nice grassy field, playground, fishing pond, restrooms kite fests twice a year April and October
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
USA: Utah rollup

Great Salt Lake shoreline grantsville, UT

  • Submitted by: Mark
  • Directions: take the grantsville exit 88 off of Highway 80 and halfway throught the loop turn of to the railroad tracks head west and find the crossing then go as far east on the other side of tracks then turn towards the lake.
  • Comments: Great flat area wide open with no trash. Great wind potential also!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Riverfront Park South Jordan, UT

  • Submitted by: Todd Copeland
  • Directions: Off West South Jordan Parkway, south on River Front Parkway (across from Mulligans South Golf Course. Just past 2nd roundabout, on west side of River Front Parkway.
  • Comments: Large grass park area next to pavillion on west side of the road. Pretty steady winds with large area to fly.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Eisenhower Jr. High Taylorsville, UT

  • Submitted by: Jeff
  • Directions: Exit I-215 @ 4700 S. Eastbound *OR* I-15 @ 4500 S. Westbound. Continue to Redwood Rd. then turn North. Continue North on Redwood to your 2nd light then turn East. Parking is a half-block ahead behind the school.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
USA: Virginia rollup

Dorey Park Richmond, VA

  • Submitted by: David Hansen
  • Directions: Take exit 195, Laburnum Ave, off I-64 east of Richmond south for 3.6 miles. Turn left onto Darbytown road heading east. Go 1.4 miles and turn right into Dorey Park. The flying field is about 300 yards inside the park on the right. <A HREF=http://www.dogstar.com/RAF/Images/DoreyParkMap.jpg> Map</A>
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Lake Fairfax Park, Cricket Fields Reston, VA

  • Submitted by: Paul LaMasters
  • Directions: Take Leesburg Pike (route #7) WEST from the Capitol Beltway about six miles past Tyson's Corner Shopping Mall to Baron Cameron Road go LEFT, to the second LEFT turn into the park. Follow that road to a Tee-Intersection dead~end and go LEFT a third time. Directly in front of you is a white brick building (the bathrooms!) and on the right is a road marked as
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Darden Towe Park Charlottesville, VA

  • Submitted by: Lawrence T. Levine
  • Address: Elk Dr
  • Directions: I64 Shadwell Exit toward Charlottesville (250 East). Go the the light at 20 and turn Right (20 North). Make your first left onto Elk Drive. The fields are visible on the right side.
  • Comments: Great big open fields on top of a rise. Wind from all but the south is good flying. Easy parking and bathrooms!
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying

Coyner Springs Park Waynesboro, VA

  • Submitted by: Will Smoot
  • Address: 2091 Lyndhurst Road
  • Directions: From I-64 take exit 94. Follow highway 340 south past the shopping malls and Shell station. At the traffic light at Ladd Rd turn left. Follow Ladd Rd about 1 - 1 1/4 miles. Turn left into the park.
  • Comments: Open when the gate is unlocked which is normally daylight hours. 25 to 30 acres of open area with some hills. Several parking lots.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Tarrallton Park Norfolk, VA

  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville
  • Address: 2150 Helsley Ave
  • Directions: Off Little Creek and Halprin. Use 2150 Helsley Ave in Mapquest for directions.
  • Comments: Great park with a lot of open space. Very little competition for space except from April - June during Little League and Softball.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA

  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville
  • Directions: Can't miss it. Beach stretches for miles. Annual kite festival held at 17th street every April.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing

Dog Beach Fort Monroe, VA

  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville
  • Directions: Off exit 268 on I64 in Hampton, VA. Stop and get day pass at the gate. Follow the entrance road all the way around until you see the RV park. Flying fields on the opposite side.
  • Comments: Great location for flying with water all around the area. You could buggy, but the space is a bit small.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
USA: Washington rollup

Dougs Beach Lyle, WA

  • Submitted by: Shane
  • Directions: 90 miles east of Portland Ore. Get on the Washington side of the Columbia River, 5 miles east of Lyle Washington.
  • Comments: Lots of constant wind. It is the sailboarders dream.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

10th St Boat Launch Everett, WA

  • Submitted by: Ron Phipps
  • Directions: I-5 to Pacific. West to Marine View Dr. North to 10th St. West to end.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Sport Kites

Ocean Shores Beaches Ocean Shores, WA

  • Submitted by: Jim Barber
  • Directions: From Olympia, drive west until you get to Aberdeen, follow the signs to the coast. You'll know your there, you can't go any further without getting really WET.
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Fort Flagler Marrowstone Island, WA

  • Submitted by: Bill Rogers
  • Address: Fort Flagler
  • Directions: After crossing the Hood Canal Bridge headed NW, follow the signs towards Port Townsend. Take a right at the stop light in Chimacum (Chevron on the right). At the next stop sign take a right (in Hadlock). Watch for the signs for Indian Island/Fort Flagler and take a left. Follow this road to it's end which dumps right into Fort Flagler. At the first stop sign in the park, take a left and follow this to the end.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Grayland Beach Grayland, WA

  • Submitted by: Al Councilman
  • Address: Grayland Beach
  • Directions: Home of the Westport Windriders Kite Club. Approx. 20 miles south of Aberdeen on Hiway 105. turn right at Grayland Beach approach.
  • Comments: Westport Windriders monthly fun fly and potluck dinner on 4th Saturday every month.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Long Beach Long Beach, WA

  • Submitted by: KiteFlyingFool
  • Directions: Take Highway 101 to Holman, near Ilwaco. Go north on State 103 to Long Beach. West on Bolstad St to The Beach
  • Comments: 26 miles of drivable fun beach with great winds
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Jeannie Reed Elementary School Tacoma, WA

  • Submitted by: Paul Nee
  • Address: 1802 South 36th St
  • Directions: Just North of 38th Street along the East side of I-5. Take Alaska Street North from 38th Street. Turn left on 36th and go to end of road. Address 1802 South 36th (Across Freeway from Titus -Will Ford)
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Frenchman's Bar Vancouver, WA

  • Submitted by: The Kite Shoppe
  • Address: Lower River Road
  • Directions: West on Mill Plain or 4th Plain to Lower River Road
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Auburn YMCA Auburn, WA

  • Submitted by: Kevin
  • Address: Perimeter Road
  • Directions: Take Hwy 167 to 15th Street SW. Head East to Perimeter Road - Turn right YMCA on left
  • Comments: 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
  • Allowed: Sport Kites

Magnusen Park Seattle, WA

  • Submitted by: John Moore
  • Directions: sand point naval station.west from university of wash. on sand point way follow the signs to the park then to kite hill.
  • Comments: kite hill is specifically for kite flyers and the lake is perfect for the surfers
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
USA: Wisconsin rollup

Youth Sports Complex Janesville, WI

  • Submitted by: Elmer Scott
  • Address: Wuthering Hills Road.
  • Directions: From I90 take the highway 11 (exit 175B) offramp and go east thru the intersection with the traffic light to Wuthering Hills Road. Turn left and proceed to the Sports Complex.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

Neshotah Park beach Two Rivers, WI

  • Submitted by: Jeffrey Hale
  • Address: 500 Zlatnick Drive
  • Directions: 500 Zlatnick Drive, Two Rivers, WI 54241
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites

High Cliff state Park Sherwood, WI

  • Submitted by: Jeffrey Hale
  • Address: 7630 State Park Rd
  • Directions: High Cliff State Park N7630 State Park Rd. Sherwood, WI 54169
  • Comments: 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).
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing

Veterans Park Milwaukee, WI

  • Submitted by: Scott Fisher / Jeff Kataoka
  • Address: Lincoln Memorial Drive
  • Directions: I-94 to I-794 to Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee's lakefront.
  • Comments: 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing