Revamped skatepark marks latest transformation at Stockwell Park
08 August 2022
Stockwell Park’s iconic skatepark has re-opened following an extensive makeover by Lambeth Council. Network Homes donated £100,000 to the project which saw £500,000 worth of improvements at the site next to the estate.
The grand reopening took place on Friday 29 July and saw all types of wheeled riders enjoying the new state of the art surface, coloured in a shade of red in homage to the park’s 1990s and 2000s heyday. Riders will also benefit from refreshed seating and the facility offers a more inviting space for beginners as well as cater to skaters with different needs and abilities.
Our donation marks the latest improvements to Stockwell Park, managed by our subsidiary SW9 Community Housing, where we’ve put £200 million into the estate’s transformation. This investment has gone towards building new homes, refurbishing and improving existing homes and upgrading community spaces on the estate. This has included the £1.8 million refurbishment the local Community Centre and the refurbishment of the world-famous Stockwell Hall of Fame graffiti pen.
The skatepark is owned by Lambeth Council and first opened in 1978 and attracts skateboarders, BMX bikers and other riders of all ages and abilities from across the borough. A lot of hard work was put in by the Friends of Stockwell Skatepark who pushed through the project and worked closely with residents on estate. The improvement work was carried out by Betongpark, one of Europe’s leading skatepark design and construction firms.