Argentina rollup

Children Park

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.

  • Address: Cantilo Avenue
  • Directions: Cantilo Avenue and Rio de la Plata - District Capital
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Gustavo Di Si

Paseo de la Costa Park

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

  • Address: Vito Dumas Avenue
  • Directions: Vito Dumas Avenue and Laprida Street - Vicente Lopez - Buenos Aires
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Gustavo Di Si

Canada rollup

Clover Point

Victoria, BC

It's not the biggest, but it's the best place on the south island for any kite you've got.

  • Address: Clover Point
  • Directions: Take hyw. 1 or 17 south bound until you get to
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Adrian Flanagan

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Wasaga Beach, ON

9 miles of Beach Early June and from September 1 on is the best time.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Rick Longhurst

Germany rollup

Ochsenturm

Langen bei Bremerhaven, Bremen

closed from 1. Mai to 31. Juli

  • Address: Ochsenturm
  • Directions: North Germany between Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Kay Littwin

France rollup

Agon Coutainville beach

Agon Coutainville,

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

Ireland rollup

Ballynamona

Shanagarry, Cork

Lovely wide beach. Smaller sized kites only though as there are some hefty winds all year round. Nice backdrop of the Ballycotton light house.

  • Directions: On the Ballycotton to Garryvoe road a small sign on the right points you to the beach.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: JMR

Puerto Rico rollup

Middles Beach

Isabela,

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.

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

USA: Alabama rollup

Field of Strings

Decatur, AL

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Shawn Donahoo

USA: Arkansas rollup

Alltel Feild

Little Rock, AR

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Nathan Jones

Burns Park

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Nathan Jones

North Little Rock Riverwalk

North Little Rock, AR

Excellent location when the winds are coming from the south-southwest.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Ringo

USA: Arizona rollup

Dynamite West

Phoenix, AZ

Nice wide open field.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Eric

USA: California rollup

Cesar Chavez Park

Berkeley, CA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Chuck Sigal

Baylands Park

Sunnyvale, CA

Great big field. Well maintained grass. No gopher holes like that Beserkeley place. Excellent wind off the bay. Nice people!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Allen Carter

Seal Beach Pier

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Bob

Shoreline Park

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!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Dennis Fishback

Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad, CA

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!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Mike Dooley

San Diego Kite Field

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Mike Dooley

High Camp-Squaw Valley USA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Eric

World Famous Pismo Beach

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: James Warner

Oxnard State Beach

Oxnard, CA

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.

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

New Brighton State Beach

Capitola, CA

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.

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

Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Chrissy Field

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Russell Roby

Clam Beach

McKinleyville, CA

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.

  • 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.
  • Submitted by: John Farrell

USA: Colorado rollup

Arapahoe Community Park

Englewood, CO

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Blake Pelton

Sloan's Lake

Denver, CO

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Jim Karlin

Fossil Creek Park

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: John Farrell

Sandstone Ranch Park

Longmont, CO

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.

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

USA: Connecticut rollup

Harkness Memorial State Park

Waterford, CT

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

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

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Madison, CT

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Doug Coates

USA: District Of Columbia rollup

Washington Monument Grounds

Washington, DC

Home of the Wings Over Washington Kite Club Home of the Smithsonian Kite Festival (Limited Kite Buggying)

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: RAF

USA: Florida rollup

Bonnet House Beach

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Steady winds, seldom calm. Good parking for break of dawn kiting.

  • Address: Sunrise Blvd
  • Directions: North of Sunrise Blvd.
  • Allowed: Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Jeff

Treasure Island Beach

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.

  • 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).
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Todd Copeland

St. George Island

Eastpoint, FL

Great beach for flying. Nice and Wide. Available year round. Quieter in the winter months.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Connie Haas

Fort de Soto

St. Petersburg, FL

Strng winds but not excessive. Vented kites aren't entirely necessary.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites
  • Submitted by: Joe Savidge

Crandon Park - South Beach

Miami, FL

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Rob Webb

Ocean Trace Rd.

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Rob Autrey

Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota, FL

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: "The Kite Wizard" (Rich Courmettes)

Haulover Park

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.

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

Bowmans Beach

Sanibel, FL

Wide beach, good sea breeze most days. large area to the right is best for stunters. (If I'm not already there)

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Robert Doss

Riverside Park

Vero Beach, FL

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

USA: Georgia rollup

Scott Hudgens Park

Dulth, GA

Lots of open space. A little low but if wind is around, plenty of room for it to develop and smooth out.

  • 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).
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

Rogers' Bridge Park

Duluth, GA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

Georgia Perimeter College - Decatur Campus

Decatur, GA

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

Piedmont Park

Atlanta, GA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

Tybee Island

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.

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

Gainesville State College

Oakwood, GA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

Tribble Mill Park

Lawrenceville, GA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

USA: Hawaii rollup

Kite Beach

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

  • Directions: 1 mile from the Airport Below Kanaha Beach Park
  • Allowed: Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Robert Loera

Napili Park

Lahaina, Maui, HI

Great scenic ocean views wind good from all directions

  • Address: Napili Park
  • Directions: !0 minutes North of the Kapalua Airport West side of Maui below Kapalua
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Robert Loera

USA: Iowa rollup

Burlington RecPlex

Burlington, IA

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!

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

USA: Idaho rollup

COMMUNITY PARK

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.

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

USA: Illinois rollup

Ned Brown Woods (aka Busse Woods)

Elk Grove Village, IL

Huge fields. Be careful of soccer games.

  • Address: Golf Road
  • Directions: Golf Road, just east of Route 53 and Woodfield Mall
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Phil Broder

Vince Grady Field

Macomb, IL

Four baseball fields and several smaller adjacent areas. Often used for student recreation.

  • Address: University Drive
  • Directions: north side of Western Illinois University campus, on University Drive.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Phil Broder

Zahnd Park

Champaign, IL

2 baseball fields and a football field. Small playground for kids. Mostly surrounded by farmland so nothing to block the wind.

  • Address: Staley and Windsor
  • Directions: Just south of Staley and Windsor.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Mike Kory

DeKalb Kiwanis Park

DeKalb, IL

Large flying area. Many soccer fields, and mowed grass areas. Great flying no matter which way the winds blowing!

  • 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.
  • Submitted by: Jim

Friendship Festival Field

Canton, IL

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger

USA: Indiana rollup

Northwestway Park

Indianapolis, IN

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.

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

Sunset Hill Farm County Park-North or South Fields

Valparaiso, IN

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,

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger

Indiana Dunes State Park Beach

Porter/Chesterton, IN

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

  • 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).
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Mark Jaeger

USA: Kansas rollup

Governor's Mansion

Topeka, KS

Huge flying area, good for all types of flying,mowed and always in great condition. Regular flying field of the Topeka Kite Flyers.

  • Directions: I70 and Fairlawn Rd. Topeka KS
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Jim Aune

USA: Louisiana rollup

Vidalia Landing

Vidalia, LA

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Carolyn Weir

USA: Massachusetts rollup

Nahant Beach

Lynn-Nahant, MA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Bob Hogan

Danehy Park

Cambridge, MA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Adena Schutzberg

multiple

multiple, MA

The web site below lists 20 flying locations in 5 states!

  • Submitted by: Glenn Davison

Pope John Paul II Park (PJP)

Boston, MA

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Greg Lamoureux

USA: Maryland rollup

Sandy Point State Park

Annapolis, MD

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

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

near IKEA parking lot

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: ROD DE SADE

Piscataway Park

Accokeek, MD

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Coleen

Colmar Manor Ball Fields

Colmar Manor, MD

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

Carrs Mill Park

Glenwood, MD

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

Western Regional Park

Woodbine, MD

14900 Carrs Mill Rd Woodbine, MD 21723

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

Garcelon Sports Complex at Kinder Farm Park

Millersville, MD

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville, MD 21108

  • 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,
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

Sunset Park

Pasadena, MD

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

Rockfield Park

Bel Air, MD

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Wings Over Washington

USA: Maine rollup

Ogunquit Beach

Ogunquit, ME

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 !!!

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

Portland Head Light

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.

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

Bug Light Park

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Tony Heeschen

USA: Michigan rollup

Pioneer High School

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

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

Pioneer Field

Constantine, MI

Great place for 'Mini' Thread Kite flying. Kite of Choice is 1' Cube kite made from Shopping bag and Balsa.

  • Address: US 131
  • Directions: US 131. North of 80/90 toll Rd by 7 miles.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Jim Stephanoff

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, MI

Wednesday evenings during the daylight hours.

  • Directions: east off Haggarty Rd. between 6 and 7 mile roads
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Patrick Franks

Caseville County Park Beach

Caseville, MI

Water's low and beachgrooming is terrific. In the evening, an offshore breeze will sail your kites into a gorgeous sunset over the bay.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Pete Pterneas

Belle Isle Island

Detroit, MI

Home field of the Windjammers kite team, since 1983. If there is any wind it is at the island first.

  • Address: Jefferson Ave
  • Directions: 2.5 miles East of downtown Detroit, MI on Jefferson Ave.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: G. Maynard

Quincy Flying Field

Quincy, MI

80 acres dedicated to all forms of Kite Flying and room enough to accomodate anyones needs. Open flying 24x7.

  • Directions: The Quincy Industrial Park Park. Just North of US 12 by the watertower.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Tom Deck

Halmich Park

Warren, MI

North end soccer fields -off Old Chicago Road- best for all but east winds.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Peter Pterneas

Heritage Park

Coldwater, MI

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.

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

South Beach

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.

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

James F. Atchison Memorial Park

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Lynn Gipson

Richland Township Park

Richland, MI

This park is suitable for Festivals, competitions, Big kites, single line, fighter kites, dual lines, muti lines.

  • Address: 32nd st
  • Directions: 32nd st Richland, MI
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: David Bush

USA: Minnesota rollup

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

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Bradley Klages

Schaar's Bluff ( Spring Lake Park )

Hastings, MN

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites
  • Submitted by: Bob Glass

USA: Missouri rollup

Forest Park's Center Field

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Ron A. Czichos

USA: North Carolina rollup

Outer Banks National Seashore

Nags Head / Ocracoke, NC

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

Jockey's Ridge State Park

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.

  • Directions: Across from Kitty Hawk Kites store.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Phil Broder

Frank Liske Park

Concord/Harrisburg, NC

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...

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Jim Martin

Lake Crabtree County Park

Morrisville, NC

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.

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

USA: Nebraska rollup

Foster Smith Field

Callaway, NE

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Mary Gabby

USA: New Hampshire rollup

Hampton Beach

Hampton, NH

Two miles of beautiful sandy beach. Can be crowded in season when best flying in early evening. Off season parking is free.

  • Directions: From Interstate 95 take Rte 101 East.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Paul E Fortin

USA: New Jersey rollup

Wildwood Beach

Wildwood, NJ

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

  • Directions: Take Route 47 east until you hit the Atlantic Ocean
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Mike Dallmer

Liberty State Park

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.

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

Cape May Beach

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.

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

Island Beach

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.

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

Berkeley Island County Park

Berkeley, NJ

small park with 360 winds my foils fly here most of the time a favorite sailbording spot. leads me to believe kitesurfing is possible.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Tim

Overpeck county park

Leonia, NJ

Western side is a river and a rc model airplanr airdome. field is huge and sometimes crowded in the hottest days of summer weekends.

  • Directions: At the intersection of rt 80 and Fort Lee road on Fort Lee Road at some RR tracks. Impossible to miss.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Vin Stefanelli

Cross Farm Park

Holmdel, NJ

Used to be a sod farm, now lined mostly for soccer fields. Huge flat, almost treeless.

  • Address: Longbridge Road
  • Directions: County Route 520 and Longbridge Road On the Holmdel - Middletown Town Line
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Charles Hopkins

USA: New Mexico rollup

Harry McAdams Field

Hobbs, NM

Good sky and excellent winds

  • Directions: Southeast corner of New Mexico between Lubbock and Midland, Texas located on the New Mexico side.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Ray Battaglini

USA: Nevada rollup

Nevada Dry Lakes Beds

PrimmValley, NV

These are the Dry lakes that were used for the SBBB 2001.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Claxton A. Thompson

USA: New York rollup

Sylvan Beach

Sylvan Beach, NY

Good when the wind is from the west!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Don Hansberger

Gratwick Park

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!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Mike Decker

Fort Ontario

Oswego, NY

Great for Light West Winds

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

Monroe County Community College

Rochester, NY

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: "The Kite Wizard" (Rich Courmettes)

Seneca Lake State Park

Geneva, NY

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.

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

Center Island Beach

Bayville, NY

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Charlie G.

Jones Beach Field 6.5

Wantagh, NY

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Isabel Nunez

USA: Ohio rollup

Mentor Headlands Beach

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Larrie Malobenski

Overlook Park

Parkman, OH

Open flying area comprised of two baseball fields. Parking and pavilions around sides. Good for winds NW thru SSW and NEE thru ESE

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Larrie Malobenski

The "Grassy Knoll" as I call it.

Columbus, OH

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Thomas Lowther

Voice of America Park

West Chester, OH

Rough roads. Limited facilities (Portolets) but more in planning stage.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Richard Agar

Salt Fork State Park

Cambridge, OH

Great beach and open area. Winds can be turbulent at times, but no concerns with electric or utility lines. Buggying OK...

  • Directions: Rt. 22, 8 miles east of I-77. Appox. 60 miles south of Canton.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Pete Mikula

Maumee Bay State Park

Oregon, OH

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.

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

'RAINBOW FIELD' aka 'KINNEY FIELD'

WOOSTER, OH

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!!

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

Edgewater Park

Cleveland, OH

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

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

USA: Oklahoma rollup

Lake Hefner Park

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!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn

Tulsa Kite Field

Tulsa, OK

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.

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

USA: Oregon rollup

Sunset Beach

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.

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

Seaside Beach

Seaside, OR

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn

"D" River Way Side

Lincoln City, OR

Lincoln City is the self proclaimed

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

West Delta Park

Portland, OR

There are two large grass areas here, the larger of which (south side) is actually designated as

  • Directions: Just north of Portland International Raceway, west of I5 on Columbia RIver
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: John Barresi

Umpqua Beach South Jetty

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.

  • 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
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: John Farrell

USA: Pennsylvania rollup

Belmont Plateau

Philadelphia, PA

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: MikeMoore@setikites.com

Archbishop Carroll High School North Soccer Field

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.

  • Directions: Matsonford Rd between King of Prussia Road and County Line Road, across from the new Radnor Elementary School.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: John Child

Valley Forge Military Academy Track

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.

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

Nordstrom Rack Parking Lot

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.

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

T/E Middle School Practice Field

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

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

Warminster Community Park

Warminster, PA

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Thom McAdams

Samuel Lewis State Park

Wrightsville, PA

Easy field to get to and wonderful views.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Jonathan French

USA: Rhode Island rollup

Brenton Point Park

Newport, RI

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Steve Santos

Colt State Park

Bristol, RI

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!

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

USA: South Carolina rollup

Owens Field Park

Columbia, SC

Park is located perpendicular to the only runway's flightpath, so no problems with air traffic with reasonable length lines.

  • Directions: Adjacent to Owens Downtown Airport (aka Owens Field).
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Shay Walters

Myrtle Beach

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.

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

The Swash

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Steve Cseplo

USA: Texas rollup

Lake Wichita Park

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.

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

Kiwanis Park

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!

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

Stadium Field

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.

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

East Beach

Galveston, TX

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Troy Gunn

Brekenridge Park

Richardson, TX

Nice Park... good parking and restroom facilities provided

  • 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.........
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Dick Bell

Rockport Beach Park

Rockport, TX

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.

  • 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.
  • Submitted by: Dano Wright

Redbud Park

Abilene, TX

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.

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

The Flats or beach

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Kathy Nixie

Sylvan Beach Park

La Porte, TX

2 large fields. One field is open to vehicles the second is fenced

  • Directions: Highway 146, East on W Fairmont Parkway to end
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Rick Hawkins

Garner State Park

Concan, TX

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.

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

Highland Bayou Park

La Marque, TX

nice grassy field, playground, fishing pond, restrooms kite fests twice a year April and October

  • Directions: Take exit 10 off I45, proceed on the south service road. take right turn after Oasis RV Park go over the levee
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Kathy Nixie

USA: Utah rollup

Great Salt Lake shoreline

grantsville, UT

Great flat area wide open with no trash. Great wind potential also!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Mark

Riverfront Park

South Jordan, UT

Large grass park area next to pavillion on west side of the road. Pretty steady winds with large area to fly.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Todd Copeland

Eisenhower Jr. High

Taylorsville, UT

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Jeff

USA: Virginia rollup

Dorey Park

Richmond, VA

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.

  • 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>
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: David Hansen

Lake Fairfax Park, Cricket Fields

Reston, VA

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Paul LaMasters

Darden Towe Park

Charlottesville, VA

Great big open fields on top of a rise. Wind from all but the south is good flying. Easy parking and bathrooms!

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Lawrence T. Levine

Coyner Springs Park

Waynesboro, VA

Open when the gate is unlocked which is normally daylight hours. 25 to 30 acres of open area with some hills. Several parking lots.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Will Smoot

Tarrallton Park

Norfolk, VA

Great park with a lot of open space. Very little competition for space except from April - June during Little League and Softball.

  • Address: 2150 Helsley Ave
  • Directions: Off Little Creek and Halprin. Use 2150 Helsley Ave in Mapquest for directions.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

  • 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
  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville

Dog Beach

Fort Monroe, VA

Great location for flying with water all around the area. You could buggy, but the space is a bit small.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Buggying
  • Submitted by: Doug Charleville

USA: Washington rollup

Dougs Beach

Lyle, WA

Lots of constant wind. It is the sailboarders dream.

  • Directions: 90 miles east of Portland Ore. Get on the Washington side of the Columbia River, 5 miles east of Lyle Washington.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Shane

10th St Boat Launch

Everett, WA

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

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

Ocean Shores Beaches

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

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: Jim Barber

Fort Flagler

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Bill Rogers

Grayland Beach

Grayland, WA

Westport Windriders monthly fun fly and potluck dinner on 4th Saturday every month.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Al Councilman

Long Beach

Long Beach, WA

26 miles of drivable fun beach with great winds

  • Directions: Take Highway 101 to Holman, near Ilwaco. Go north on State 103 to Long Beach. West on Bolstad St to The Beach
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: KiteFlyingFool

Jeannie Reed Elementary School

Tacoma, WA

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.

  • 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)
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Paul Nee

Frenchman's Bar

Vancouver, WA

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

Auburn YMCA

Auburn, WA

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

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

Magnusen Park

Seattle, WA

kite hill is specifically for kite flyers and the lake is perfect for the surfers

  • Directions: sand point naval station.west from university of wash. on sand point way follow the signs to the park then to kite hill.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites,Kite Surfing
  • Submitted by: John Moore

USA: Wisconsin rollup

Youth Sports Complex

Janesville, WI

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.

  • 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.
  • Allowed: Single Line Kites,Sport Kites
  • Submitted by: Elmer Scott

Neshotah Park beach

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.

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

High Cliff state Park

Sherwood, WI

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).

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

Veterans Park

Milwaukee, WI

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.

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