Words, photos and video by Robin Pearson
We’re seeing more and more new concrete parks popping up all over the UK. When deciding on somewhere new to ride, there are almost too many spots to choose from but, for me, when there’s something really different about a set up then it’s worthwhile making the effort to visit. That was the case with Cromer’s new park. I mean, it’s not every day you see a skatepark with features like a lighthouse and an over-vert wave, is it?
There are a number of good concrete skatepark companies out there, so when a council opens up their skatepark budget to proposals from UK skatepark designers, they’re all battling against each other to win the job. Showing the councils a design with some kind of theme they can relate to – like the elements of a seaside town – was Maverick‘s clever way of increasing the chance of securing the job, while also linking the park to its surroundings.