Words and photos by Dunk
Tiverton has had a park for quite a while now and up until recently it was a state of the art Skatelite affair with some incredibly interesting and forward thinking quarters and flat banks. Fortunately, those days are behind us and things have moved on a bit. In its place now stands a perfectly modern and up to date recreational facility, comprising of a small street course and a rather fun bowl. The street course has a few ledges and gaps, with the odd roller to keep things a bit interesting, but it’s predominantly aimed at skaters judging by the size. The bowl on the other hand is super fun and packed full of lines. In fact, when the place is empty you can link the two parts of the park together nicely, using the large flat bank on the street course as a box landing out of the bowl. With plenty of rollers, a sub, a nice big quarter and corner pockets, the bowl will keep you busy for ages, despite its small to medium size appearance on first impressions. Although the park has only been there a few months, it is surprisingly grippy, but beware, it’s not totally bedded in just yet so you might still get the odd surprise in the corners if you’re not watching your step! All in all it’s a huge improvement on what was there before and is another one to add to the ever-growing list of Devonshire concrete!