Preston Park skatepark is a large park built by Wheelscape and opened in 2014. It is a huge all concrete course split into three main sectins with some unusually shaped bowls & long flowing street sections making it one of the best outdoor skateparks in the UK.
The street section here follows two main paths, starting with kinked quarter pipes with small extensions. One path features two up and down kickers with rails down the middle and lined with hubbas and finishing with a flat bank as a return ramp. The other path is more of a plaza style course with a long driveway with staggered ledges coming off the side and a hubba and a rail on top. The return ramps at the end of this are quarter pipes with an extension. In between the two paths is a small tarmac area with various bumps to pump along.
The main bowl section is at the back of the street section and is a huge concrete area with a flat bottom separated down the middle with an island forming a a spine and a volcano splitting the bowl in two. The edge of the bowl features a lot of curves with various extensions, speed corners and an over vert. There are so many corners and bumps to pump around here that you could ride all day with out having to push once.
The third section is another transitions section which is tighter and less open. There is a long thin bowled mini ramp with a pump bump in it and an open side that leads into a bowl which is smaller than the main one. The other open side of the bowl opens up into a flat area with a taco for a return ramp.
Preston Park is a great skatepark and has something for everyone of all ability. The surfaces are smooth and fast and the arrangement of the obstacles is very creative, particularly the bowl sections. You could easily spend an entire day’s session here and still not hit all of the lines. If you are in the area this should be high up on your list of places to visit and even if you are not it would be well worth the trip.
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Eaglescliffe train station: Exit the station onto Station Road and where it meets Yarm Road turn left and follow the road north until Preston Park. Enter the park and Stockton-on-tees skatepark will be here.
Preston Park bus stop: Exit the bus onto Yarm Road and enter Preston Park. Here is where Stockton-on-Tees skatepark can be found.
There is no on site toilet but there are free to use facilities nearby in the park.