Charlton’s skatepark officially open: photos

Unperturbed by Storm Brian, a decent crowd showed up in Charlton Park on Saturday morning to witness the official opening of the skatepark. A downpour mid-morning meant a bit of delay in proceedings but by 11.30am skating was underway, after a short speech by Denise Scott-McDonald, Greenwich Council’s cabinet member for Culture, Creative Industries and Community Well-Being, who encouraged the crowd to “to get skating, whatever your age!”.

The skatepark is located next to the outdoor gym, close to the Old Cottage Cafe. It features a bowl, plus a street skate area, and was being used by people on skateboards, BMXs, and microscooters when we visited.

You can read Greenwich Council’s press release about the skate park launch here.



Did you go along this morning? Have you tried the skatepark? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.

8 thoughts on “Charlton’s skatepark officially open: photos

  1. helenjakeways October 21, 2017 / 16:22

    There was a brilliant atmosphere in the park this morning for the launch of this new facility – lots of people of all ages enjoying themselves and it was still going strong when I went back up this afternoon. Great (and lovely pics btw)!

  2. Paul C October 21, 2017 / 21:35

    Such a great way to launch the skate park, and great pictures Neil! Considering what could have been, the weather was fantastic. After a damp start, from 1pm-ish the place was heaving with skaters, of all abilities and ages. Big thanks to the mix of council officers and skaters who came together to put on such a top event.

  3. s2news October 22, 2017 / 00:13

    Love that picture of the guy carrying his bike..

  4. Alun howell October 22, 2017 / 16:17

    Fantastic park and great atmosphere. Noticed how polite the skaters bikers scooterers etc were to each other and I can confirm we were back there today and it had the same friendly atmosphere. Well done to all who made this happen.

  5. Patricia Anderson November 18, 2017 / 04:57

    As the parent of two teenagers who live to skate, this is a fantastic facility which thankfully far sighted ward councillors have supported and pushed through against narrow minded opposition. The young people in our community are it’s future and I’m pleased that the council recognise this and are making provision for them. Love the photos too!

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