Within Cronk Grianagh Park is located the only urban skate park on the island. It was built during the winter of 2012 and officially opened in June 2013; to see the Manx Telecom TV report please click here.
The skate park was designed and built by Gravity Skateparks in Hampshire and since completion, it’s proved to be a very popular amenity with people of all ages island wide.
The skate park is made up of a poured concrete ‘plaza’, and is designed to replicate street architecture in a safe environment. Among the many features it has a quarter-pipe, range of ledges, steps, a bullion block with a floating grind ledge and a 1.4 metre high clam shell pocket. The skatepark suits all ages and abilities, with smaller transitions for younger riders and some technical equipment for those with more experience. The smooth concrete is good to ride on, and less abrasive than tarmac to fall on.
The Commissioners are extremely pleased to once again lead the way in providing such facilities to the young people of the island.
We have also constructed a small BMX track within the park which complements the Skate Park very well. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon.