Newton Abbot skatepark, also know as Decoy skatepark, is an all concrete bowl on the edge of the woods next to Decoy Ponds. It was designed by Gravity and is made up of one large, unusually shaped bowl and a small, whippy one.
The bigger bowl is very open with a flat bottom at varying depths. Running down the middle is a spine with a large volcano pump bump at the end that divides half of the bowl in two. Running around the edges are various extensions, euro gaps and ledges and some of the corners are very tight and whippy making them perfect for pumping around to gain speed. The smaller bowl is spined with the main bowl and is a round bowl with a round bottom making it a half sphere shape. It is very whippy and very fast, not to be attempted by the feint of heart!
Decoy skatepark is an excellent facility. The large bowl has endless lines that you can pump around all day without having to push and it is a great place for riders of all ability, whether you are learning the basics or mastering the lines. This is a must visit if you are a transitions rider and will be well worth the trip.
|Newton Abbot||0.7 miles|
|Decoy Road||0.3 miles||75|
Newton Abbot train station: Exit Newton Abbot skatepark onto Station Road and head south until it joins Torquay Road. Cross over onto Forde Park and head south, continuing onwards as it turns into Coach Road. Follow the road until Decoy skatepark is on your left.
Decoy Road bus stop: Exit the bus onto Decoy Road and head north until it meets Coach Road at the end. Here turn left adn follow the road until the skatepark is on your left.
The following suppliers were involved in the design and build of the current skatepark.