About

Southsea Skatepark is arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, with the current ‘rink’ area dating back to a roller rink that was first built back in the 1950s. The skatepark was remodelled in the 1970s with concrete (bowls, snakerun, etc) and then modified again in 1990 with a new bowl replacing the old reservoir. In the mid to late 90s the rink area was built on with new ledges, banks, rails and ramps and in the last ten years two new mini ramps and a replacement vert ramp have been built.

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Southsea Skatepark has been previously been owned by Portsmouth City Council but is now a registered charity.

Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday (Closed Tuesdays):
4-6 & 6-8.
£2 per session Under 18s + Leisure Card.
£3 Over 18s + Leisure Card.

Weekends:
10-12. (Coaching lessons £2 plus £2.50 for entry).
12-3 & 3-6.
Under 16s + Leisure Card £3.
Over 16s + Leisure Card. £4.

Summer Holidays open 7 days a week:
Open 10-12, 12-3 & 3-6.
Wednesday/Friday also open 6-9.

Please take note:
All bikes and scooters must have bar ends. No bar ends, no entry.

Contact the skatepark via the following:

Southsea Skatepark
Clarence Esplanade
Southsea
PO5 3NZ
023 92 295360
mail@southseaskatepark.com

You can get to the skatepark by the following:

Bus – the nearest bus stop is the D-Day Museum
Train – get off at Fratton station and then skate/ride south for 15 minutes until you reach Southsea Common
Car – pay and display parking is available around the skatepark
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