Harold Hill skatepark, found in Central Park, was designed & built by Wheelscape and opened in 2014. It is an all concrete park that covers all of the bases, it has obstacles for all types of rider whether you are a street or transitions rider and the layout allows for long flowing lines.
One of the main features of this skateparkis the large clover bowl. The three sections of it are at varying depths with the most shallow section being flat bottomed, the deeper one being more rounded and whippy and the deepest section at 2.5 metres deep! There is pool coping around the edges and there is also a roll in between the two shallower bowls making this an unusal bowl that needs to be riden.
The remainder of the park is split into two, one half transitions focused and the other being a street plaza. The transitions course starts from the platform atop the clover bowl and opens with a quarter pipe leading up to a spine with a roll over on either side. After this is the return ramp with a quarter pipe which backs onto another bowl forming a volcano between the two. The long side of this run is bowled and the back bowl is a fairly shallow rectangular one.
The street course here is also a great run starting with a top platform next to the clover bowl which is bowled and leads down to the next level with a flat bank with a rail, hubba and a pole jam. Following this is a flat section with a bowled edge which leads up to another flat bank with a stair set, hubba and euro gap. The top platform here then has a flat bank on the corner and a ledge running up the side.
Harold Hill is a great skatepark with somethign for everyone. It is well sized with a good use of the space available and a creative layout of obstacles allowing for long flowing lines. There are also lots of little bumps all over the course to meaning that you can pump your way around all day without having to push. Whether you are in the area or would need to travel in to ride this skatepark you should make it high on your list of places to visit.
- /// what3words
Dagenham Park Drive
Harold Wood train station: Exit the station onto Gubbins Lane and head north until the crossing with the main road. Here cross over onto Gooshays Drive and continue onwards until Central Park is on your right where Harold Hill skatepark can be found.
Leisure Centre bus stop: Exit the bus onto Gooshays Drive and Central Park will be in sight. Here is where Harold Hill skatepark can be found.
|Harold Wood||1.3 miles|
|Leisure Centre||0.1 miles||256, 294, 608, 646 & HV11|
There is no on site toilet but there are free to use facilities nearby in the leisure centre.