Words, photos and video by Scott Connor
Riders: Yakob Swyer & Ned Thomas
Crawley Skatepark has a lot to offer. It’s big, that’s for sure, and its size is quite impressive. Crawley is located a little over 30 miles south of London and is easily accessible by train with Three Bridges and Crawley stations both located a short ride away.
The park features a decent sized bowl, spines, quarters and banks – lots and lots of banks. In addition to the transitions there’s also a range of ledges: flat ledges of varying sizes, down ledges and even an awkward bank to curved ledge. There’s also a very long and mellow kinked rail that seems to go nowhere for about 20 metres.
Unfortunately the jump box has recently been removed and the wooden mini is off limits. Hopefully these get replaced at some point.
All in all, it’s an OK park. The transitions and bowl lines (although quite different to the norm) are not very refined and the street section feels a bit like an afterthought, however, it’s a still a fun park to session for an afternoon.