Skateparks in the Harrogate area

Find out about skateparks in the Harrogate area, including Ripon skatepark, Valley Gardens skatepark and Knaresborough skatepark.

Ripon skatepark

Ripon skatepark is a purpose-built facility designed for use by skateboards, BMX and scooters.

It's located on the site of the old skate park behind Ripon Leisure Centre in Dallamires Lane (HG4 1TT).

It was funded by the Ripon bike park project through lots of community fundraising. It includes small quarter pipes and standard quarter pipes, a jump box, pump roller, set off stairs, hubba ledge with wallie ends, spine section with volcano, escalating coping/kicker into quarter pipe, flat bank extension and tight transition hip, blended to driveway, among other features.

Valley Gardens skatepark

Valley Gardens skatepark is a purpose-built spray concrete design for use by skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters.

It has a 1.5m high bowl, a tear drop volcano, 1.8m quarter pipe, 0.75m steep brick bank with grind blocks, a brick half pipe with grind over gap, a hubba ledge and grind rail and a pyramid hip with curved grind block.

A tarmac path has been added around the bowl and steps have been put in to improve access to the viewing area. The mound has been landscaped and reseeded, and a picnic table has been placed on the flat area for spectators.

Check out this YouTube video filmed at the park.

Guidelines for safe use

Please  follow these guideline when using the skateparks (pdf / 2 MB), they have been developed with the skatepark users to help ensure that everyone has fun while staying safe.

Users are asked not to ride or skate through the Valley Gardens and to dismount as they leave the skate park. Skating and BMXing are fast-paced sports and we don't recommend that very young children use the skate park, especially at peak times, as it could be dangerous.

Parks staff regularly pick up litter and the skate park is checked regularly for faults by the senior playground inspector.

Knaresborough skatepark

This is a modular skate park in Halfpenny Lane, with metal ramps and rails.