Westbourne Park

Another of the old spots of London, Meanwhile Gardens is quite similar to Cantalowes in the basic format. It is essentially one big concrete bowl with coping that is divided into three sections of increasing depth as you head down the bowl.
The first section, at the top of the park, is a 3 foot mini-ramp with a bowled corner. This flows into the, about 5 foot tall, middle section, which is much more rounded and bowled with a nipple in the centre of it for pumping. Following the bowl down, you will find yourself in the final, deeper section.
This is a 6 foot bowl with 8 foot extensions, one of these extensions boasting a hard to skate bridge of death gap. Dotted around the park are a couple of sketchy stair-sets, though these are more necessary for walking about the park than actually for skating. Around the small, top section of the park, there is a sketchy area of flat-ground for playing skate.
Many of the early skateparks have their minor imperfections, Meanwhile is no exception with various cracks and bumps. However, unlike some of the other early parks, Meanwhile seems to be lacking a certain charm that places like Harrow and Royal Oak have managed to retain, and these minor imperfections do not serve to provide it. This is most likely because it is a difficult bowl to skate, especially to skate well, and seems to have less and a harder to find flow than other bowls like in Stockwell and Romford. This does not mean that you should not visit here, simply that it is best used as a small-session-spot after a day of skateboarding at the many parks in the surrounding area. It does offer the opportunity to be shredded, but only really if you are gnarly enough

Details

Country: United Kingdom

County: Greater London

City: London

Address: Elkstone Road

Postal Code: W10 5NT

Description

Another of the old spots of London, Meanwhile Gardens is quite similar to Cantalowes in the basic format. It is essentially one big concrete bowl with coping that is divided into three sections of increasing depth as you head down the bowl.
The first section, at the top of the park, is a 3 foot mini-ramp with a bowled corner. This flows into the, about 5 foot tall, middle section, which is much more rounded and bowled with a nipple in the centre of it for pumping. Following the bowl down, you will find yourself in the final, deeper section.
This is a 6 foot bowl with 8 foot extensions, one of these extensions boasting a hard to skate bridge of death gap. Dotted around the park are a couple of sketchy stair-sets, though these are more necessary for walking about the park than actually for skating. Around the small, top section of the park, there is a sketchy area of flat-ground for playing skate.
Many of the early skateparks have their minor imperfections, Meanwhile is no exception with various cracks and bumps. However, unlike some of the other early parks, Meanwhile seems to be lacking a certain charm that places like Harrow and Royal Oak have managed to retain, and these minor imperfections do not serve to provide it. This is most likely because it is a difficult bowl to skate, especially to skate well, and seems to have less and a harder to find flow than other bowls like in Stockwell and Romford. This does not mean that you should not visit here, simply that it is best used as a small-session-spot after a day of skateboarding at the many parks in the surrounding area. It does offer the opportunity to be shredded, but only really if you are gnarly enough.

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Features

Location: Outdoor

Feature: Skatepark - With bowls/pool

Construction: concrete

Map

Weather

Chance of Rain
Thursday 04/27 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 04/28 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 56F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Turning warmer. High 59F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 04/30 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 59F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 05/01 30%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Clear
Tuesday 05/02 20%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/03 10%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 63F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 05/04 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 05/05 20%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 05/06 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.