The wonderful work of Wheelscape Skateparks is almost complete at Victoria Park in Hackney. London. The cradle (which is the second full cradle to ever be built in the UK) will have it’s final tweaks this week. The seams will be ground and overspray taken off in preperation for a special memorial message to remember Tom Wood (RIP), the youngest member of Wheelscape’s build crew who unfortunetely passed in a motorbike accident in September. Tom had been working on the cradle itself on the day of the accident so it will be dedicating it to him as Woody’s Cradle. Please give Tom a thought today and also the people who go to work everyday making skateparks for you all as they don’t just pop up.
The park is still not officially open yet. The main contractor still has to connect the drains and landscape the entire area before the official opening in February 2012. We will update you with more news as it comes in. In the meantime, enjoy this photo from this weekend.