Types Free Skateparks

Fulham

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Fulham skatepark is located in Bishop’s Park pretty much next door to Fulham Football Club’s ground, Craven Cottage. There is a small concrete bowl, with some recent additions of a curved ledge and T Block style manual pad and high ledge, with an adjoining small hip.

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White Grounds

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This skatepark is nestled under the arches of the railway bridge that leads to London Bridge station, near the White Grounds estate. With a series of stacked and staggered angled ledges in the centre, then to maximise the use of space transitions and banks straight against the walls. Also a mini ramp tucked around the corner.

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Dartford

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Nestled in Dartford’s Central Park opposite the cafe is Dartford Skatepark, which is quite a large park with bowl and street course. Although it seems the bowl floods after any rainfall and needs a couple of days of sun to dry out, otherwise the bowl is a decent size U shaped layout with nice variations to depth and coping the bowl joins the street section with a spine ramp.

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Telegraph Hill

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This skatepark is a shining example of what can be achieved with an odd shape of land, wrapped around a football/basketball court in this case. With a concrete miniramp and small hip and bowl section at each end, connected by a strip with a long bank and a pair of ledges in a line.

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Mile End

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Mile End is a heavily street orientated skatepark, although there is a small swimming pool style bowl and wooden mini ramp indoors. It has several ledges spread out around the park, lots of flat land areas, manual pads and a nice hip with a ledge on top. It’s very much a good park to train your street skills up.

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Southbank

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The undercroft of the Southbank Centre has pretty much been the beating heart of London skateboarding for around 40+ years now. With a love hate relationship between the building’s owners and skateboarders (Brilliantly documented in the documentary “Rollin Through The Decades” by Winstan Whitter). The area set aside for skateboarders comprises of a variety of ledges, banks and a set of stairs. There is also a railing to stop tourists from wandering a bit too close and getting in the way too.

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Muswell Hill

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Muswell Hill skatepark in the North end of Muswell Hill Sports Ground, best accessed from Osier Cresent. Is a nice little concrete plaza style park with couple of hips and flatbanks, and a few different size ledges. A pier seven style manual pad over a small two stair drop. Also handrail and hubba ledge. In the centre are two granite ledges, which is quite rare.

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Woolwich

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Woolwich skatepark is about a five minute walk from the Woolwich Arsenal DLR station, set next to the Thames. The park is fairly generic skatelite ramps of tarmac affair, albeit in a circular fenced off area. There are the usual array of quarter pipes, flat banks, hips, hubbas and driveways, with a smattering of flat bars and ledges too.

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Derby Road, Watford

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This skatepark is just over the road from Watford High Street, Overground station near the shopping centre in Watford. It is quite large with a variety of things across the site, surrounded by a low wall which has been capped with coping. The surface of the park is mixed concrete and tarmac which can be a little rough in places especially at the joins.

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Pole Hill, Uxbridge

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This park is quite spacious with black painted metal ramps on a concrete floor. At one end is a quarter pipe next to a flatbank with a sub box. In the centre a nice large pyramid with bubba ledge and rail along one side. That leads into a flatbank with ledge. Then off to one side is a T Block ledge and manual pad, with a whippy quarter pipe on the back of the higher ledge.

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