In-line skating, skateboarding and BMX riding are the fastest growing youth activities in the world.
Portsmouth City Council offers free access to skaters and BMX riders at all the nine facilities in the city, which are designed for beginners and intermediates, and complement the international standard ramps available at Southsea Skatepark.
All the ramp sites have notices reminding users that the facilities are unsupervised, and that safety equipment should be worn at all times (helmet, elbow pads, wrist pads and knee pads).
The table below shows the sites in Portsmouth.
|Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove||Modular ramps on tarmac surface in a street skate layout|
|Tunstall Road, Paulsgrove||Contoured tarmac surfaced circuit|
|Sevenoaks Road, Wymering||Half-pipe ramp on tarmac surface|
|Gurnard Road, Cosham||Informal dirt / grass track|
|Drayton Park, Farlington||Informal dirt / grass track|
|Stamshaw Park, Stamshaw||Modular ramps on tarmac surface in a street skate layout|
|Kingston Park, Fratton||Defined dirt / grass contoured circuit|
|Milton Park, Milton||Modular ramps on tarmac surface in a street skate layout|
|Bransbury Park, Eastney||Modular ramps on tarmac surface in a street skate layout and half-pipe ramp|