Norfolk and Norwich Skateparks
Published date: October 2018
Over the past 30 years skateparks have increased in number, with skateboarding, scootering and BMXing all growing in popularity. Skateparks come in varying shapes and sizes, with differing terrain and designs. They can be both indoor and outdoor and in Norfolk you can find many examples, dotted around the county. Attracting riders of skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, these skateparks offer visitors a fun location to practice their skills and stunts.
Charge Unit Indoor Skatepark
This is Norwich’s only indoor skatepark, first opening its doors in 2013, with the sponsorship of Charge clothing. Bespoke wooden ramps form a rhythm section; there is also a street section and jump boxes. The ‘rhino jump’ is a particular local favourite. The surfaces are smooth and the jumps are high; a great all weather skatepark that can also be hired for birthday parties.
Visit their website for further details and admission costs.
4 Delta Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6BQ
Kaset is a not-for-profit organisation, providing a safe and welcoming environment for riders and skaters of all abilities. This all indoor course set in a warehouse in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, has bespoke wooden ramps on a concrete floor. Kaset’ Skatepark boasts a large course with quarter pipes, vert walls, banks, waves, hubbas, jump boxes, rails, spines and funboxes and it’s main attraction is its huge 10ft vert ramp.
Especially great for BMX riders, Kaset Skatepark is not so good if you are a street skater. Visit their website for further details, opening times and entry costs.
Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2NB
The outdoor skatepark in Watlington has metal ramps on a tarmac base. It is free to use and ideal for beginners.
Church Road, Watlington, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0HE
Thorpe Marriott Skate Park
Opening in 2011 at a cost of £100,000, Thorpe Marriott Green Arena is an outdoor concrete skatepark for differing abilities. It is free to use.
Thorpe Marriott Green, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6XE
Reepham skatepark has metal ramps on a tarmac base and was built in 2008. The outdoor skatepark features a back and forth run with a quarter pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox and is free to use.
Bartle Court, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4LL
The Aylsham skatepark has metal ramps on a tarmac base and features a back and forth run with a quarter pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox. The skatepark is outdoors and is free to use.
Burgh Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6AS
North Walsham Skatepark
North Walsham Skatepark is a metal on tarmac park with a standard layout. There are ramps at either side of the park, and flat banks facing inwards. There are a series of spines, jump boxes and a driveway with a hubba.
A great outdoor skatepark to learn the basics and it’s free to use.
Station Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0DS
Eaton Park Skatepark
This outdoor skatepark is located in Eaton Park, Norwich and was opened by Freestyle in 2010. It’s a smooth concrete park that has a mixture of street and transition obstacles and is suitable for all abilities and is free to use.
South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AY
Marl Pit Lane Skatepark
Marl Pit Lane skatepark has a half pipe and quarter pipe, fun box and rails. On tarmac, it is situated outdoors, between trees and features the usual obstacles in a standard layout. Not considered particularly challenging, it’s a great free skatepark to learn the basics.
Marl Pit Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0DH
Heartsease Skatepark is really for beginners, made up of a metal mini ramp and a concrete bowl. The obstacles are on opposite sides of the park; a great free outdoor place to practise the basics.
Heartsease, Sale Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9TW
The Henderson Community Park is 25-acre landscaped parkland and amongst other attractions, includes an outdoors skate park. One of the few parks in Norwich that isn’t owned by Norwich City Council, the skatepark is equipped with ramps, grind rail and half pipe. It is free to use.
Ivy Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8BF
This is made up of a skatelite mini ramp and is an ideal place for those who are trying to learn the basics. It’s outdoors and free to use.
Greenfields, Ives Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6DG
Stoke Holy Cross Skatepark
A fairly typical council built skatepark, Stoke Holy Cross features the standard obstacles in a familiar layout. It is a skatelite on tarmac skatepark, with quarter pipes, banks, spines, ledges, rails and fun boxes. It’s outdoors and free to use.
Long Lane, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8LY
This skatepark in Hopton is your standard council layout and consists of concrete obstacles on a tarmac surface. Features include a flat bank with a ramp built into the middle facing another bank and ramp combination, funbox and hubba. It’s outdoors and free to use.
Lowestoft Road, Hopton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9AH
Great Yarmouth Skatepark
Great Yarmouth Skatepark was opened in 2009 and is an outdoors all-concrete skatepark with both a small transition and street section set over two levels. It’s a good layout with a great set of obstacles that include a bowl corner, stairs, rails, fun-boxes, mini half-pipe and wall ride. It’s free to use.
South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU
Beacon Park Skatepark
This small and simple concrete skatepark in Beacon Park is good for beginners, free to use and outdoors.
Woodfarm Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9AG
Southtown Common Skatepark
Southtown Common skatepark has fairly basic concrete obstacles on a tarmac base. It’s a good place to practise the basics, is free to use and is outdoors.
Suffolk Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0LJ
Renovated in 2013, Gorleston skatepark is located in Gorleston Recreational Ground and is an all-concrete outdoors skatepark.
Featuring a flat bank with extension, quarter pipe, funbox, hubba, ledges and rails, it’s a standard layout, with smooth surfaces and it’s free to use.
Church Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6LX
Opened in 2007 by Freestyle, Wymondham skatepark is a concrete skatepark with fairly basic transition-based obstacles and is outdoors. Its surface is smooth and is an ideal place to learn the basics. It’s free to use.
Browick Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0QW
This small and simple outdoors concrete skatepark in Dereham has a standard layout and is free to use.
London Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1AF
Skatelite ramps on tarmac grounding make up Stalham Skatepark. Here you will find the usual obstacles but in a more original layout than most council built skateparks.
Features include: bowled hip that leads straight into the main body of the course, driveway with a rail, hubba, funbox, flat bank, mini ramp with a roll over that can double up as a roll in. It’s free to use and outdoors.
Recreation Road, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9BH
Made up of metal ramps on a tarmac base, Foulsham skatepark features a back and forth run, quarter pipe, flat banks and funbox. It’s free to use, great for beginners and outdoors.
Bexfield Road, Foulsham, Norfolk, NR20 5SB
Sheringham skatepark is soon to be demolished and a new skatepark will be built. This is all part of North Norfolk District Council’s plans to replace the leisure centre in Sheringham at a cost of more than £10M.
Maverick Skateparks have created the design for the skatepark, which was voted for by those who use the park. Work is expected to commence in the winter.
Weybourne Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8HF
Opening in 2013, Wells skatepark was designed and built by Wheelscape, with a great mix of features from the wave kicker gap and brick hip gap to the hubba ledge and flat bank hip. It’s a well thought out design, with something for everyone and a good selection of obstacles. The surfaces are smooth, meaning it’s a great place for beginners as well as the more experienced user. It’s free to use and outdoors.
Beach Road, Wells Next Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR
Mundesley skatepark opened in 2012 and features a street and transition section. The surfaces are smooth, and it is suitable for a variety of differing abilities. It is free to use and outdoors.
Gold Park, Beach Road, Mundesley, Norwich, NR11 8BG
Made up of metal ramps on a tarmac base, Heathgate Skatepark has a back and forth run with a quarter pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox. It is free to use and outdoors.
St James Hollow, Heathgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1PQ
Hingham skatepark consists of skatelite ramps on a tarmac base, featuring a back and forth run, quarter pipe, flat bank either side of a funbox and a mini ramp. It is free to use and outdoors.
Watton Road, Hingham, Norfolk, NR9 4HE