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.
Southsea Skatepark has been previously been owned by Portsmouth City Council but is now a registered charity.
Opening hours are:
Mon- Fri- (Closed Tuesdays during term time-open holidays-bank holidays)
4-6- 6-8 £2 per session Under 18s + Leisure Card. £3 Over 18s + Leisure Card.
Holidays. (Open tuesdays as well)
Open 10-12, 12-3, 3-6.
Wednesdays- 12-8. 6-8 Adults session.
10-12. (Coaching lessons £2 plus £2.50 for entry).
12-3- 3-6 Under 16s + Leisure Card £3. Over 16s + Leisure Card. £4.
Please take note:
As of the 1st July 2012, all bikes and scooters must have bar ends. No bar ends, no entry.
Contact the skatepark via the following:
023 92 295360
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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