Woolwich Circle Skatepark - Greenwich Borough

The circle on Woolwich waterfront is, on paper, not a bad site for a park;

  1. it's big enough
  2. It's not a bad location. It's not ideal, but with a good design it would attract a culture that would take root and self-regulate.

The reason it doesn't succeed as a park is poor design and construction, and as such the culture fails to take root, with older skaters preferring to travel to decent parks.

It falls down on the basics; surfacing and ledges, something which the newly constructed town square has plenty of, hence the youth congregating there nightly to skate - something the council contacted us about to see if there was anything that we could do to prevent it. There was an easy answer to that - yes, push for the installation of a decent park that people will want to use - we've been doing it for 3 years, and we're going to keep at it until we get a modern skatepark for Greenwich.

The Woolwich circle is obviously a park where they did not engage skaters, or use a skater aware/owned company. The northern part of Greenwich borough is an area crying out for a decent skatepark, if nothing but for the reductions it brings in anti-social behaviour.

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