Stockwell skatepark to get upgrade

More than £300,000 is being spent to upgrade and introduce new elements to a popular skatepark in Stockwell.

Lambeth Council has worked with the Friends of Stockwell Skatepark group to develop plans for the well-used site, to ensure the upgrade meets the needs of skaters with refurbishment starting in November.

Specialist skatepark builders Canvas Spaces have been brought in to undertake the resurfacing of the park’s ramps and to make a host of other changes.

The council has assured much of the skatepark’s design will remain the same, but some alterations will “improve skating experience” as well as allowing more people to use the park at the same time.

When the skatepark re-opens, it will also play host to instructor-led activities for children and young people on skating, biking and rollerblading, as well as sessions for adults and people with disabilities.

Funding for the revamp of the park, which first opened in 1978, has been provided by Network Homes, London Marathon Charitable Trust and Lambeth Council.