Stockwell Skatepark (Brixton Bowls)

United Kingdom

One of the oldest skateparks in London or for that matter anywhere, Stockwell, aka “Brixton Beach” or “Brixton Bowls” – was built in 1978. It is overseen by the Friends of Stockwell Skatepark and was constructed by Lorne Edwards, who built the UKs first skatepark at Portland, Dorset. He then went on to build Kennington and Meanwhile 2. Stockwell is a large a varied all concrete park that has a lot to offer skaters and BMXers alike. It was updated and resurfaced in 2008, adding new features.

This park doesn’t feature many of your standardised obstacles but instead has a flowing series of organic undulations that is unlike any other skatepark in the UK. The most prominent features are the original long, wide snake run, and the more modern bowled corner with coping, but there are also many other hips, bumps and dips for pumping for speed and completing lines. The park also features a selection of ledges, quarterpipes, and flat banks.

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