The skatepark is one of a series of improvements to Crystal Palace Park, which is part of a wider scheme largely funded by the Mayor of London, with additional funding from Historic England and London Borough of Bromley. The £2.4million Improvement Scheme has provided community project grants, improved access points, ensured the restoration of a number of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs and the ‘at risk’ Crystal Palace Sphinxes and South Terrace steps, and a new café is due to begin construction later this autumn.
Iain Borden, Friends of Crystal Palace Skatepark said, “There has been huge support for a skatepark in Crystal Palace for many years and it is exciting to now see it under construction. We would like to invite riders and skaters of all abilities to join our group so we can all make the most of this new facility.”
To get in contact with the Friends of Crystal Palace Skatepark, who have been formed to act as the community hub for the skatepark facility visit their Facebook page.