Wakefield skatepark was designed and built by Gravity, opening in 2009. It can be found in Thornes Park and is an all concrete skatepark with street and transition elements.
The skatepark starts on one side with a kinked rectangular bowl that is set at two different depths with metal coping and leading off the corner is a shallower square bowl. Running along the side of the bowl is a hipped flat bank that holds an extension, ledge, and then at the end is a double flat bank lined with hubbas and a rail running down the middle. In the centre of the skatepark is a funbox with hubba, taco and a crater that is joined onto a driveway with jump box. Running along the long side of the skatepark is a long bowled edge that has a speed bowl inset to the corner and is hipped with a pump bump.
Wakefield skatepark is a great local spot that has something for everyone. There are some fairly original obstacles here such as the moon crater and the layout has been creatively designed to allow for long flowing lines. The surfaces are also smooth making it a good place for beginners and experienced skaters as well.
- /// what3words
Wakefield Westgate train station: Exit Wakefield station onto Back Lane and follow it west until it meets Westgate. Turn right onto Westgate and follow it along until Lawefield Lane, following this road until the Thornes Park at the end. Here is where the Wakefield skatepark can be found.
Cross Lane bus stop: Exit the bus onto Horbury Road and Wakefield skatepark will be behind the stadium.
|Wakefield Westgate||0.8 miles|
|Cross Lane||0.1 miles||120, 126, 127, 231 & 232|
The following suppliers were involved in the design and build of the current skatepark.