BaySixty6 is an long time haunt of the London skate scene and has changed hands and names many times over the years. Currently it is sponsored by Nike SB, and in late 2011 after some uncertainty as to its future it was updated, refurbished and reopened. The park is split into three main sections: a bowl, a street section and a beginner section, with a lot of space designated for each section and between them.
The bowl here is huge and takes up a quarter of the park, its made out of wood using a unique hexagonal panel technique meaning its faster and smoother. It features a deep and shallow section and the transitions are clean and not too whippy.
The street section is very well done and features quarter pipes, ledges, hips, stair sets and funboxes. With a lot of space between the obstacles it gives you a lot of time to adjust between tricks and the makes the possibility of long lines possible for almost anyone. One main feature of the street section is the infamous vert wall, this is something that has always featured in BaySixty6 though out time and ownership changes and remains here today still in the hands of Nike.
The beginners section is perfect for a fun, casual session with friends featuring wallrides, flat bars, star set and quarter pipes.
Nike have done a great job with this park and it is a great place to come for a full day session as there is so much to do. There are often demos and promo events run here so check the website for any upcoming listings. The staff here are also really friendly and run all sort of special sessions, such as a girls only night, which is usually the first Friday of the month but check the website for more details. There is lighting on site and there is a great range of facilities such as a small skate shop, snack shop, lockers and toilets.
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Ladbroke Grove train station: Exit Ladbroke Grove station onto Ladbroke Grove and head north until you see Oxford Gardens on your right. Follow this road until the end and it will turn into Raddington Rd, continue onward until this road meets Blagrove Road and turn right and follow this road around until you see the skatepark on your right.
Chesterton Road bus stop: Exit the bus onto Ladbroke Grove and head south until Oxford Gardens. Turn left along this road and follow it until it turns into Raddington Road and at the end turn right onto Blagrove Roaf and follow it around the corner until you see the skatepark on your right under the main road.
|Ladbroke Grove||0.4 miles||Circle and Hammersmith & City lines|
|Chesterton Road (Stops C & D)||0.5 miles||23, 52, 70, 228, 295 & 452|
- On-site Cafe
- On-site Skate Shop
- Relaxing Area
- Viewing Area