The Works Skatepark closed in March 2019, but a new skatepark, LS-TEN, has now opened on the same site.
The Works skatepark is a huge indoor skatepark covering 25,000sq ft. and has a wide selection of professional and bespoke ramps as well as a huge street section laid out in 4 main sections which are open to all types of rider. The street section is split into two parts, one aimed at beginners and a more difficult one aimed at more experienced riders. There are also two transition sections, including an old skool pool.
The first section, known as ‘Big Street’ is the main feature of the park and hosts a selection of quarter pipes, flat banks, driveways, blocks, handrails and hips. Some of the more unique features of this park are the jersey barrier, manni pad, a huge block and a huge hip leading up to a wallride.
The second section here, known as ‘Easy Street’, is simply a long line of various obstacles, including a mini ramp, step up mini spine, hips, driveways and a wallride. The linear arrangement allows for a wide selection of lines and gives a lot of flexibility in terms of tricks.
‘The Pool’ is similar to those found on the west coast when skateboarding was first becoming popular and has those classic tight transitions and concrete coping around the edge. There aren’t many old skool pools like this around in the UK so its worth heading down just for this.
The final part is the ‘Spine and Bowl’ section, made up of two parallel spines with a roll over between the two set in between various sized quarter pipes and banks giving riders the possibility of endlessly flowing lines. Just up from this is a 7ft bowl with a 5ft vert extension on the top deck.
The Works is a great skatepark and there is such a wide variety of obstacles for all abilities that you can keep coming back for more and still hit new spots and master new lines. One of the biggest attractions here is the old skool pool that attracts people from all over the UK to ride, so get yourself down here at least once to have a go on this.
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Leeds train station: Exit Leeds station onto Neville Street and head south, cross the river and when you see Great Wilson Street take this road. Follow this road west as it turns into Hunslet Road and keep following it until you see Grape Street on your right. Take this road and then take the first right onto Kitson Road and The Works will be on this road.
Crown Point bus stop: Exit the bus and walk south along Hunslet Road until you see Grape Street on your right. Take this road and then take the first right onto Kitson road and The Works will be on this road.
- On-site Cafe
- Relaxing Area