Thursday, 2 June 2011

The day we've all been waiting for...

Today the skatepark is complete, and the barriers are down! And it's amazing. It's very different from a lot of other parks, with some distinguishing features such as the earthquake gap, rooftop / shed shape hip and grindbox and humongous bowl. And it's got a polejam.

After 4 years of campaigning, consulting, planning and designing, the skatepark is finally finished on Bass Recreation Ground, Derby.

As soon as the barriers were removed the park had over 50 skaters and BMXers on it... and some rollerbladers. There are still a few bits to be finished, like a pathway and a little more landscaping, but this should all be done over the next few weeks ready for the Official Opening event in July. (Date TBC)

Meet Derby Skatepark

The bowl - 5.5ft with 6.5ft extension

The hubba - one side of the driveway, with rooftop and hip in background

The rail - the other side of the driveway (Bruce attached)

The rooftop (or shed)

The shed being used (Brett Nollie backside heel)

The driveway with the bank and earthquake gap

The full driveway

One of the quarters

The curb block

The polejam

Plain (but long and smooth) grind box block

The other quarter (Hooked ripper Kearney bs disasters it)

The bowl from the top

The action was hard and fast with everyone being down there...




Craig Smedley getting busy

Kearney blunts the bowl

Noseslide the hubba from DF

A view from the road

A montage of the whole park (click to enlarge and appreciate)

Get down there asap to thrash it out, you can find it easily highlighted on the map below.


The Westfield car park is directly opposite, and only £1.70 all night after 6pm.
There isn't any 'official' parking on Basses Rec...

Sat Nav:
The skatepark doesn't have a postcode so use this for Westfield parking, it's the most reliable:

Thank you for all your support throughout this project, everyone is really happy with the park so far. We'll be documenting all of the general goings on at the park on the Hooked website and blog too - check them out here.

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