Gurnell skatepark is situated next to Ealing’s Gurnell Leisure Centre and is a concrete park opened in September 2011 by Freestyle. It has a wide variety of obstacles for all types of rider whether your into street or transition skating.
At one end is a figure 8 bowl with both shallow and deep sections with smooth transitions between the two and coping around the edge. One side of this bowl has a long flat bank lining it with a built in ledge that leads into the more street oriented part of the park.
The street section has two main obstacles next to each other, one is a driveway with a rail on one side and a hip leading off it into the centre. Next to this there is a funbox featuring a manny pad, ledge and volcano which can be doubled as a pump bump.
At the back end of the park is a close cluster of obstacles including a steep bank next to a 4 stair set, adjacent to a bank with ledge along side a hubba. On the other side of these is an open sided bowl with two opposite whippy ledges with coping that can be used as a mini ramp.
This skatepark is a smooth ride with a lot of line potential and the locals here know all the best ones so be sure to ask them and they will probably want to show off their skills to you too.
Ruislip Road East
|Castle Bar Park||0.6 miles|
|Gurnell Leisure Centre (Stops RU & RW)||0.1 miles||E2, E5, E7, E9, E10 & N7|
Castle Bar Park train station: Exit Castle Bar Park station onto Copley Close and head north until the bend in the road. At this point follow the small pedestrian path leading to Ruislip Road East and head right along this road until you see the leisure centre and the park is next to that.
Gurnell Leisure Centre bus stop: Exit the bus and the skatepark should be in sight.
There are no on-site toliet facilities however there are toliets in the nearby leisure centre.