Hastings skatepark was designed and built by Wheelscape, opening in August 2010 and extended in September 2013. It is a huge all concrete bowl park with a small street section thrown in at the side. It is a world class facility with the UKs first cradle and can be found in an amazing spot right on the coast line.
The bowl section here is massive and starts on one side with a large oval old school pool with pool coping around the edge and a small gap in the side just like the pools found on the west coast. The next section up from this has pool coping on one side and metal on the other and is a level up from the pool making it less deep. Following on from this section is a more open, rectangular bowl that is a level down from the previous one. The back corner of this section doubles around on itself round a large volcano and into a much narrower, whippier section that has a lot of bump and corners to pump along and finished with the cradle. This is the section for speed and you can easily get it once you’ve learnt the lines.
The street section is not on a par with the bowl section but it is still nice and a good spot to practise the basics. It is made up of a long back and forth run with a flat bank and quarter pipe on either side with a long ledge running down the side and a manny pad with rail in the middle.
Hasting skatepark is the first of its kind in the UK with the cradle and the old school pool there is a lot here to draw skaters from all over the UK. The bowl section here is huge and has loads of little corners and bumps to pump around meaning you could never have to push once in your whole session and it could take you a life time to learn all the lines. If you are a transitions skater this skatepark should be high up on your list of places to visit and if your not head down anyway, you wont be disappointed.
White Rock Gardens
|Summerfields Leisure Centre||0.2 miles||20B, 23B, 24, 71, 76, 99, 100 & 341|
Hastings train station: Exit Hastings station onto Cornwallis Terrace and head west until Cambridge Gardens is on your left. Take this road south and at Cambridge Road turn right and follow the road until the park. Cross over the park and the skatepark will be in sight.
Summerfields Leisure Centre bus stop: Exit the bus onto Bohemia Road and take Falaise Road south until Hastings skatepark is in sight.
There is no on site toilet but there are free to use facilities nearby in the leisure centre.