In 2014, we began throwing some ideas around improving our local Skatepark in Leigh-on-Sea. How nice would it be to have an amazing park just 5 minutes skate from the store?
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After 6 years of meetings, and with Leigh on Sea Town Council’s fundraising and support, the DIY build began in May 2020.
The June Store team got stuck with the construction, alongside local Delside creator Paul Carrol, Ewan Bowman of Kurocreative, concrete master Felix Parker and Graham Newton's building crew.
The skatepark extension opened in July and was an instant hit with the local community. The park is now regularly busier than it has ever been, encouraging the next generation to pick up a board and find their way around the concrete transitions.
We are massively indebted to Daryl Nobbs of Betong.parks ltd. for the free flowing design of the park and concrete shaping know how.
Another massive thank you to Graham Newton (creator of the first Leigh-on-sea skatepark, ‘Rampage’, some 30 years ago), who sourced contractors and machinery from the community to bring the extension together.
Where to find LOS Skatepark
Catch the C2C to Leigh-on-Sea. Turn right out of the station, cross the railway bridge and follow the road past the carpark and round the bend. Keep going, you can't miss it!
Follow A13 or A127 to Southend. Turn off at Leigh-on-Sea and follow signs to the train station/seafront. Drive over the railway bridge and past the carpark. There is ample parking opposite the skatepark itself.