Cantelowe’s skate park, Camden, London, Wheelscape and the Cantelocals, 2007

 

There was also a nice skate park at Cantelowe’s…I can’t claim to know much about skate parks (having been on a skateboard no more than a couple of times in my life…no balance, really) but the judgment of the masses is positive…according to a press release by Sport England, who helped fund the project, it has been dubbed the best in the UK, in large part due to the involvement of the Cantelocals, the local BMX and skateboarders’ group that helped Camden Council design it. I liked the fact that the funding included £10k towards a Park Officer to provide coaching.

The park includes areas for beginner and advanced skateboarders and spectators as well as a massive concrete bowl, ramps, skid rails, practice pavements and a performance platform.

It has its own website: http://cantelowesskatepark.co.uk/
The effort was led by Wheelscape, whose take on the design process of the park is enlightening.
I think there should be a rock band called Wheelscape and the Cantelocals.

One Response to “Cantelowe’s skate park, Camden, London, Wheelscape and the Cantelocals, 2007”

  1. Michelle said:

    Aside from needing a few plants to balance all of that concrete, it really is lovely!

    May 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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