Ripon skatepark is a large all concrete skatepark that has both a street and transition section.
The transition section here starts on one side with a sunken, shallow bowled section that has a high quarter pipe to start and then leads to a jump box with a roll over either side leading into the next part. Here is a spine with a roll over along side and after this is a tall mellow quarter pipe as a return ramp and running up the long side of the course is a bowled edge.
The street section here runs parallel to the transition and starts in the same place. After this is a flat bank that leads down a level that has hubbas, rails and a euro gap that lead up to a pump bump and manny pad and ledge set. The return ramp for the run is made up of two joined quarter pipes that are joined to the end of the transition run with a bowed corner.
Ripon skatepark is a fantastic local park for every type of skater. There is something for everyone of all abilities and the selection of obstacles is great. There is enough to keep you occupied for hours and the surfaces are super smooth making it perfect for beginners and experienced skaters as well.
The concrete park was designed and built by Wheelscape, opening in October 2014 to replace the original park.
Ripon Leisure Centre
Thirsk train station: As it is a long distance from the station it would be recommended to get a bus or a taxi to get to Ripon skatepark.
Southgate bus stop: Exit the bus onto Newton Gardens and Ripon skatepark is next to the leisure centre.
There are no on site toilets but there are free to use facilities nearby in the leisure centre.