Radlands Plaza was designed and built by Wheelscape and opened in 2012. It is an all concrete street plaza with some mellow transitions thrown into the mix and it can be found in Midsummer Meadow recreation ground. It is laid out to form three different course that you can endlessly flow around on some long, gnarly lines.
The skatepark starts on one side with a hipped bank that opens all three lines, the first of which is starts with a curved, up & down and a long flat ledge all next to each other with a flat bank with extension at the turn of the run. Following on from this is the transition to the upper level which is made up of a small flat bank with hubba next to a gap.
The second run here starts with a narrow ledge that leads into two wide, long manny pads with hubbas and ledges coming on and off of them. Following these is a flat bank with stair set inset lined by two hubbas and a rail that lead up to the upper level.
The third and final run here starts with am earthquake gap with a hubba along side it and an up and down kicker on the other side that lead up to two facing quarter pipes, one with hipped sides, that form a mini ramp on the turn of the run. After this is simply a flat bank that leads up to the upper level with a rail inset. The upper level then also is flat & open and has a small quarter pipe at the end as a return ramp.
Radlands Plaza is a top class facility and might be one of the best street skate spots in the UK. There is a wide selection of obstacles that have been arranged in a creative way that maximises the space well. The surfaces are super smooth and also fast and if you are a street skater this is a perfect spot to come and learn the basics or fine tune some of those harder tricks, get down here and see it for yourself.
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Northampton train station: Exit Northampton station onto Black Lion Hill and then take Mare Fair east until the crossing with Horse Market and cross over onto Gold Street continuing onwards as it turns into George Row, St Giles Square, Derngate and then Bedford Road. Eventually Radlands Plaza will be on your right.
Cliftonville Road bus stop: Exit the bus onto Bedford Road and Radlands Plaza will be in sight.
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