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Skateboarding in the United Kingdom - Have we found all the skateparks in the UK?

The Skatepark map of the UK is complete. Finding skateparks in the United Kingdom has never been easier.

Piece by piece like a massive puzzle, here it is: the skatepark map of the United Kingdom is finally complete. From the ‘old school’ iconic parks, to brand new spots and crappy skateparks, we found them all. But please don't shoot the messenger if you do find one more, because I am sure there must be more hidden away somewhere. There's always one more.

We have found a total of 1786 public skateparks, including asphalt and concrete pumptracks. Most parks are street focused, just like most countries around the globe, but it's never been a better time for transition skaters too. Did you know there are 267 skateparks with bowls in the UK?

From North to South, skateboarders can find detailed information about each spot and together with GPS location and local businesses nearby. A map of stoke to compare parks with other spots and to decide where to go to next.

With 1786 parks the UK scores third place in the countries with the most parks in the world, but numbers change a bit if you put things into a different perspective. If you look at skateparks per capita the United Kingdom only comes on 14th place, with one park for every 38504 people. Liechtenstein comes on first place of that list with one park for every 5383 people. Food for thought.

5 bucket list skateparks in the UK

  • Southbank Undercroft had to be on the list, of course. Southbank has been around since the 70s and has many stories to tell. Like someone said “It wasn’t made for skating. If it was, it would be something completely different". That is why it's such a unique spot.
  • Folkestone 51 is a 17 million pound indoor skatepark in Kent featuring the world’s first suspended concrete bowls and three stacked floors dedicated to all types of skateboarding and BMXing. Prefer street or transition, concrete or wood? Don't worry F51 has you covered and has something for all levels of riding ability.
  • Dean Lane skatepark, aka the "deaner", has been around since 1978 and was one of the first parks in the UK. Dean Lane skatepark is a concrete self funded DIY park located next to the Bristol South swimming pool and features a transition and street section. The Deaner is famous for its severe transitions, making it hard to skate.
  • If you like transition then Haverfordwest skatepark is what your looking for. The skatepark was built by Maverick skateparks in 2014 and features several bowls and a transiton area with nicely blended in street elements.
  • Distinctive is that one in the Shetland Islands, too. This park proves that distance or geography aren't a problem when the community raises their voice and gets together. The Lerwick Skatepark is the northernmost skatepark in the United Kingdom and its smooth concrete and design definitely make the park a bucket list spot.

Skateparks and Special features in the United Kingdom

Racio total population/skateparks: 38504/park

  • Total skateparks: 1786
  • Total asphalt/concrete pumptracks: 111
  • Total skate bowls: 267
  • Miniramps: 901
  • Halfpipes: 12
  • Fullpipes: 2

Skatepark Builders in the United Kingdom

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Influential Skateboarders in the UK

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By Manu Silva

How Troubl3 Keeps Making Trouble with Skateboards

June 29 2022 - Interview with Troubl3  “I always have been a troublemaker”. If Andrew, 41, had to pitch his idea, this could be a good punchline. It’s one of those cases where a business’s name is not just marketing, but a character’s extension. "So, Troubl3 is giving the middle finger to a lot of skate shops that do not support local people." Andrew (Owner Troubl3)   VISIT WEBSITE TROUBL3 is a Canadian skateboard shop based in Otawa. It was born in 2018 from the desire to go against the flow. “Skateboarding industry has become a mass production machine. Everything comes from China or Mexico, where people are not paid right. I buy something for one hundred dollars that really costs ten dollars”, he claims. “Then I thought: if I’m going to be a troublemaker, I might do something different. If I’m making a board it’s got to be unique like any skater is. I’m going to make one by one; it’s going to be tougher, it’s going to last more, every single board is going to be different. When you buy, it’s not just a board, it’s a piece of art and an experience”, he adds. This is something “one hundred percent customized”, from size, shape, wheels base, and a “seven veneer deck”. He proudly details: “Each veneer that goes into each deck is hand picked.” He buys local (wood from Quebec, for instance) in small batches, presses, shapes and hand paints the decks himself also, when he can, he promotes local artists to draw on the skateboards. “So, Troubl3 is giving the middle finger to a lot of skate shops that do not support local people who make stuff. They say they are local, but do not buy local”, Andrew reenforces, protesting against the rules of the game. “I always compare skateboards with pizza. I love pizza: a large one costs 50 bucks, the same you pay for a skateboard sometimes. Those skateboards are made overseas, they cost nothing to make, the price of pizza is gone to double, but the price of skateboards stayed the same for 30 years." “I evoke Paul Schmitt’s case all the time: a big name in this industry who shifted his business from California to Tijuana because people want to keep the price of a skateboard at 50 of 60 dollars for eternity. So, to keep his business going and pay his people, he had to move”, Andrew says.   He likes to be different. “Being marginalized is something good in skateboarding”. Although he admits the way he runs business is not sustainable: “The breakeven would be making 250 skateboards a month. Right now, I have had a month when I made four or five, others one or two.” It doesn’t matter. He believes this is the way. And he gives a discount if people really ride them and not just hang his skateboards on the wall. Authenticity is his brand, like the style he prefers for riders: “I like to see the most unorthodox skater. Do you do treflips? Fantastic, so can any other kid. I don’t care, throw your board against the wall, flip it on your head, do a back flip, do something I want to see. It’s different, do skateboarding and not do what others do.” “There’s a kid in Indonesia I started to follow who's skateboarding reminds me of a young Christian Hosoi. When I see the kid skate I can recognize Christian Hosoi’s influence. Can you recognize the inventors of other tricks you see people do at the park?”, he asks. Andrew sponsors five “troublemakers”: Eric Martin (Ontario), Dustin Lawrence (Ontario), Connor Callan aka Meat Feet (Arizona), Luis Uribe (Texas), Shinichi Nichiyama (Japan). He enjoys watching them and supports them the way he can. About his local skateparks, Andrew recommends: Bob MacQuarrie skatepark in Otawa Joel Gauthier skatepark in Rockland Local bus stop where where it's super smooth and is perfect for slappies, now that people stopped using busses, due to Covid, it's always empty and available.

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São Pedro do Sul skatepark tour in Portugal

Park nr 36 on our mission to skate every skatepark in Portugal is São Pedro do Sul Skatepark near Viseu.First of all I would like to say thanks to Wasteland skateparks and Gochill for supporting our latest roadtrip on our mission to film/skate every skatepark in Portugal. This time we decided to head up north and visit six skateparks build by the Portuguese builders Wasteland skateparks. Our first stop? São Pedro do Sul, a charming municipality nestled in the Central Portuguese district of Viseu, boasting a population of 5,728 inhabitants. Stretching across 14 picturesque parishes within an expansive 350 km² area, São Pedro do Sul is a part of the enchanting territory known as Montanhas Mágicas. While the region is renowned for its therapeutic thermal baths, it holds another treasure—a skatepark waiting to be explored. The skatepark in São Pedro do Sul is also definitely worth a visit. It's a fun park to cruise around and learn some new tricks. The mellow snake run provides different heights, so basically it's the perfect training ground to unlock new transition tricks that you've got on your bucket list of tricks. Looking for a place to stay check out the Pousadas de Juventude de Portugal in São Pedro do Sul. We really enjoyed our stay here and definitely recommend this pousada. The hotel is located in the middle of the historic center and everything is walking distance. Too bad we only stayed one night, because we could definitely chill here for a couple of days.

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