Sunday, 21 February 2016

Oundle Road Skatepark

Well there's not much to report here.  I parked up near Oundle Road Skatepark but half way walking towards the skatepark I gave up and went back to my car.  Oundle Road Skatepark is a collection of four low metal transition ramps and a small funbox.  The surface appears to be whatever was on the ground long before anyone thought of putting a skatepark there.

I find it difficult to say any skatepark is rubbish.  Partly because skateparks in any form only exist thanks to the efforts of people who work really hard to make skate facilities a reality.  I also try not to colour my reviews of skateparks by my own subjective opinion.  My skater skillset is pretty minimal, so even if I can't get much out of places like Oundle Road Skatepark I'm sure there are plenty of people who do.  That being said the four of five scooter kids who were at this skatepark weren't actually skating it.  They just sat on the coping staring out at the middle distance, not doing much of anything.

One good thing about clattery old metal skate ramps like this is that they're often replaced by lovely concrete skateparks.

I'm afraid I didn't even bother taking photos.

Oundle Road Skatepark Videos

From the looks of this old video there used to be a decent looking metal quarter pipe at Oundle Road Skatepark, I'm not sure it's there any more.


Oundle Road Skatepark Map

4 comments:

  1. This is a good post. However, the video you have used is actually of a skate park from a small town near by called Oundle and that half pipe does still exist there. Its about a 15 minute drive from Peterborough if you were interested in going there. If you search on youtube cherry tree skatepark you will be able to find some videos of this park. also I have seen that you have used some of my videos before, I would be more than happy to compile a load of footage of this park and upload it for you to use here, my channel is called Josh Double if you wish to use it

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  2. This is a good post. However, the video you have used is actually of a skate park from a small town near by called Oundle and that half pipe does still exist there. Its about a 15 minute drive from Peterborough if you were interested in going there. If you search on youtube cherry tree skatepark you will be able to find some videos of this park. also I have seen that you have used some of my videos before, I would be more than happy to compile a load of footage of this park and upload it for you to use here, my channel is called Josh Double if you wish to use it

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  3. nice post. however the video is of a skatepark in this small town called oundle which is about 20 minutes away. This park is more commonly known as cherry tree skatepark (named after the pub across the road) If you like I could compile a load of footage from my computer to make a video of this park for your blog and put it on my you tube channel which is Josh Double

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  4. Hey Josh, that would be brilliant. Thank you.

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