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We're excited to confirm that the newly built skatepark at Horsham Park is now open.
Through the project, we have worked closely with a brilliant group of local BMX, skateboard, scooter and inline skate users to ensure that the new park has high quality features for each of the disciplines and legacy features, while retaining the spirit of the old wooden park.
The fantastic new concrete park was designed and built by street sport specialists Betongpark who demonstrated an innovative approach to the design of the park and attention to technical detail. It's been designed to be welcoming and a great place to be.
The skatepark is easily accessible by train and public transport from the Station Road entrance.
The closest car park is The Pavilions in the Park.
Following an extensive consultation process, the skatepark design was developed to respond to local needs while still catering for all types of wheeled sports.
The existing skatepark was removed in August 2022 with construction starting shortly after. The high-level concrete flow, with ramp heights of up to7ft 6, was initially created with the lower level street plaza with trick / jumps and rail features followed.
The plaza section was originally planned to be tarmac,but has been built in concrete which will create a better riding experience for all users.
The team from Betongpark worked tirelessly through adverse weather conditions to deliver the project on time.
The most significant change following the March 2022 consultation was to the large open flow section, which was expanded in every direction to feature a more pronounced hip, extension and jump ramp line. Ramp heights are up to 7ft6.
The change in shape and addition of the jump ramp line allows for a more diverse riding experience, especially for BMX and scooter riders who favoured this style of obstacle. Skateboarders will also benefit from the changed positioning of the pump bump, which can be used to retain speed while in the bowl.
The much loved two stair in the teardrop area has been replicated, including a shotgun coping hand rail and addition of a kicker / step up, well used by scooter riders.
Overall, each new area of the park can be ridden by all wheeled users, with certain features throughout catering for different riding experiences and preferences.
A new low-level spacious plaza has been designed for the project.
A specially designed rail for rollerbladers has been added, along with a hardy concrete ledge which is ideal for skateboarders.
About our user group
Regular users of Horsham Skatepark might recognise some of the team we are working with. Each rider has a different discipline, but all have a shared passion for creating an excellent new park.
- Caelan Mumford
- Jake Betts
- Joshua Betts
- Gavin Betts
- Lucy Adams
- Josh Budden
- Chaz Pettitt
- Ryan Cox
- Tom Johnston
- Ryan Jeal