Rush skatepark is a large indoor park made up of 5 sections laid out over a 40,000sq ft. warehouse. It is constructed of bespoke wooden ramps with Russian birch surface and consists of a dedicated street area, park section, bowl and a practise area consisting of a resi ramp, foam pit and jump track.
The street section holds all of the usual obstacles such as flat banks, quarter pipes, funboxes, driveways, a stair set, rails, ledges, hubbas, kickers, concrete curb edging, mini ramp, rideable bus shelter, brick curved wall ride with lamp post all set up in an open arrangement with a lot of space between the obstacles.
The Park section here is huge and there aren’t many bowls like it in the UK. It is split into two halves by a long, wide volcano with a speed bowl and a roll over in the middle. One half is more of a traditional bowl with a flat bottom and various different height edges running around the outside. The other half has a huge vert wall running along one side with a love seat inset and a bowled corner completing the bowl on the other side. This is a gnarly bowl and has to be ridden by transitions skaters to truly appreciate the magnitude.
The Bowl section here consists of a series of quarter pipes and spines set up in a back and forth arrangement in a way that allows for long flowing lines that you can pump along and trick your way around.
The practice section here is made up of two sets of facing quarter pipes opposite each other and set in between the two is a resi jump box and a foam pit so you can practise every stage of laying down those new tricks in safety before you hit the ramps.
The pump track consists of three sets of rollers leaning into a left-hand concrete burn which leads into a kicker step up box, down into a small roller, large box with step up, steep landing into 13ft bank back into a long speed roller and finally into a large right hand hip.
This is an amazing park and probably one of the best in the UK. There is something for every one of all abilities here whether you are into street skating or transitions, the surfaces are smooth and allow for long flowing lines around the park. Rush skatepark should be high up on your list of places to visit if not just for the bowl alone.
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Unit 3 Brimscombe Port
Stroud train station: As it is a long distance from the train station it would be recommended to get a bus or a taxi from the station to Rush skatepark.
Ship Inn bus stop: Exit the bus onto Port Lane and Rush skatepark will be in sight.
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- On-site Cafe
- On-site Skate Shop
- Relaxing Area