Westbourne Park Skatepark

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

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