Skateboarding News

Whites Grounds opens this Saturday

This Saturday will see a new skate park open in London and the opening day will be celebrated by many locals in Southwark.

An opening jam is cheduled for 1-6pm organized by Play Services at The Arch, called “Whites Grounds” and is located between Druid Street and Crucifix Lane.

Appointed local architects, Dive, who designed the overall project in consultation with local communities won an RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award for the second best un-built design in London.

The actual skatable space, the shape and form was designed by Rich Holland from The Side Effects of Urethane collaborating with Dive who created drawings from a scale model and oversaw production.

The skatepark will be monitored and supervised by Southwark Council Play Services and will be open from this Saturday, so get down there.

Opening Day Schedule

1 to 1.30 – Introductions, ribbon cutting and press photos
1.30 to 2pm – Refresments and demo sessions by experts (hah!)
2pm to 3.30 – Best tricks sessions and prize giving
3.30 to 4pm – User Registration
4pm – 6pm – Open skate session