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Are These The Worst Skateparks Ever Built?

You may recall our post from last year, The Worst Skateparks Ever Built. Well, owing to its popularity, we thought we’d have a root around for some more concrete (and metal) abominations.

If you know of a park near you that deserves to be named and shamed, send over a few pictures and we’ll be sure to add it in. For now take a scroll through and have a laugh at these frankly appalling creations.

This is Cottingley Drive, where the builders apparently thought sticking a few ramps in some random arrangement would suffice. The spine is almost steep enough for a legit wallie.

Basin Pocket, Australia. The sad thing is about this one is that it appears the designers at least had interesting ideas, the fact it seems to have beeen built on a slope with incredibly awkward obstacles somewhat spoils it.

Lindale Skatepark, this place looks basically unusable. Three random ‘ramps’ placed too close to each other on a strip of tarmac. Job done.

Netherfield Skatepark, now this place at least looks like it could entertain you for an hour or so. But I’d be pretty disappointed if my local council had built this and called it a skatepark.

Surely the bare minimum you expect from a skatepark is decent ground, this place has bumps, potholes and that’s before we even get to how bad the ledges look.

Harvey Skatepark, another from Australia and another from the ‘Ramps Randomly Placed on a Piece of Tarmac’ school of skatepark building. Those metal ramps must get ridiculously hot in the sun too.

Tattenhoe Skatepark, Milton Keynes. The builders here got so close to building a half-decent park and then just randomly stuck a rail in the middle. Someone needs to get down there with an ankle grinder maybe.

Tenby Skatepark, ignoring the fact it’s plagued with scooter kids, this is a perfect example of park builders not understanding the concept of space. Oh, and the ramps look far too¬†steep for their size.

Obviously the tarmac budget was pretty limited for the people building this park. Not sure of the point of that 50 pence shaped volcano thing either.

This is more of an insult than a skatepark.

The jersey barriers that surround the park would be the only thing you’d want to skate here.

Binningup Skatepark, another burning hot metal monstrosity from Australia. At least there’s a bit of flatground space in this one, though I’ll never understand why people think it’s a good idea to build a kicker that takes you into grass.

Shit City, Berlin. The name says it all really.

This park in Sheffield looks pretty fun from the photo, though apparently the ground is terrible and there are cracks big enough to rock-fakie in.

Sutton Skatepark, apparently this thing is only knee high. The mind boggles.

What they have done here is skate-stopped a skatepark obstacle. Though I reckon Daewon would still be able to get something.


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