Hailed as one of the oldest skateparks in the world having existed since the 1950s, Southsea Skatepark has come a long way since then to remain a focal point of the local skate scene. In the 1970s it was updated with transition style obstacles similar to many of the other skateparks that were popping up at the time and was then re-modified in the 1990s as well with a street section to match the skating style of the time.
The bowl section features a long snake run down the middle with a mini ramp and a small open sided whippy bowl on either side. This section also features a tight and whippy circular bowl, a wider flat bottomed bowl, two large half pipes side by side one with a spine in the middle and also a tall vert wall.
The newer street oriented section is very big with the usual arrangement of quarter pipes and flat banks of the outer edge with a funbox and some ledges and rails as well.
Southsea skatepark is a piece of skate history has kept with the times over the years through their re-modelling efforts managed to remain a classic spot since its conception. It is definitely worth the trip down here just for the old skool transition section alone as there are not many like it left in the UK and you could lose yourself in an afternoon session with your friends mastering the lines.
- /// what3words
Fratton train station: Exit Fratton station onto Goldsmith Avenue and head west, at the roundabout cross over onto Victoria Road North and follow this until the next roundabout. Here cross over the roundabout again and keep following the road south until the next roundabout. Here take the first left on Clarendon Road and a quick right onto Lennox Road South. Follow this road until you reach the park and Southsea Skatepark should be in sight.
Pyramids bus stop: Exit the bus onto Clarence Esplanade and Southsea skatepark will be in sight.
- Relaxing Area