Maybe this could well be a first for all new skatepark builds, maybe this is a one off. Who knows, but right now, Oxford’s skaters will be celebrating the fact that they will not have to run the risk of injuring themselves with scooter kids rolling around everywhere now a ban has been enforced in their new park when it opens.
“OWP appreciate that scooter riders are the next generation of skater and BMXers and we may one day eat our words but for the success of this unique facility the management committee have decided to ban the use of scooters. This we believe will ensure maximum fair usage of the facility and safeyy of park users. Bare in mind – people are not banned from this park we have built. Just scooters. If you want to ride a board or a bike you are welcome.”
Visit the Oxford Skate Project for updates on the new build underway by Wheelscape that is situated at Meadow Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4BJ. It’s not finished yet so look out for updates on the opening date when it is announced.
It looks like the new Flo Skatepark in Nottingham is ready to be sessioned this Saturday with Element team riders present to open it officially. Have a look around courtesy of this video that has surfaced today.
Those of you following the updated feature of the new Bay Sixty 6 Skatepark will be stoked to know that the new park will be open at 3pm on Saturday 15th September. Expect it to open with a bang. If you missed the last video we published from the site build then get stuck into this where Croyde Mirandon who built the park explains the secrets of the bowl and await the final video update next week.
The address is Bay 65-66 Acklam Road, London W10 5YU. Telephone: +44 (020) 8969 4669. Nearest tube is Ladbroke grove on the Hammersmith and City line.
North Wales has what looks like one of the best new skateparks in the country up and running this month, built by Carve. The Deeside park found inside Deeside Leisure Centre is 1452 sq m of fun and lines a plenty, not to mention a fantastic looking bowl and mini ramp. Here’s some footage of Alx Green, James Starkey, Danny Cartwright, Cleggy, James Sanders and an edit of Liverpool’s Andrew ‘Evz’ Evans skating the brand new wood on offer.