If your looking for a holiday or short break away from your non- stop busy life, why not take a trip out with your skateboard or surfboard to Pembrokeshire in South West Wales, obviously don't forget the family too if it's a family summer holiday. When we heard Haverfordwest had just had a concrete skatepark designed and built by Maverick Industries at a cost in the region of £427,000.00, Pembrokeshire looked even more inviting and ticked all the boxes for an action packed holiday. Thankfully Pembrokeshire hasn't changed in years with it's lush green rolling wooded hills in the south and no real densely populated area's to be found to spoil the the trip to the skatepark or beach. Haverfordwest skatepark is situation on the outskirts of the town, adjacent to County Hall just off the town's ring road. There is a short walk from the cheap pay and display car park over the road next to Aldi and then you enter on to an excellent setting of possibly one of the best new generation skateparks in Britain at the moment. It has features for all abilities and riders including 2 bowls of different shapes with various hips and corners and waterfalls, linked by a volcano/spine, one 4&1/2ft with 6ft extensions and one 4&1/2ft with waterfalls to a pool style 6ft – 8ft deep end. There’s a ‘ditch’ section, jump-box and a big ‘north-shore’ style curved wall-ride/hip… a banked ‘amphitheatre’ with tiered ledges, and a long, spacious street section around 2 sides of the park with an array of ledges, banks, rails. There’s plenty of seating and spectator/rest areas out of the way of skatepark traffic and the scheme is floodlit until 9pm every day. The address of Haverfordwest skatepark is Picton Fields, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South West Wales and well worth the trip.
In one way its a shame it takes year of banging the drum to the local councils to make them realise these type of activities are here to stay and have a massive following of all ages now. These fun activities hold more user retention than many main stream sports like football and cricket nowdays, especially when they have to compete with an xbox or PS4 and fridge!. These type of facilities should have been funded years ago, and the councils should have taken advise from the riders when purchasing these off the shelf play equipment ramp sets for their local parks with little return, instead of sales reps. No wonder hardly anyone used the ramps and the Council members looked at these projects as a waste of money.
Feast your eyes and get your wheels ready for Mavericks awesome skatepark at Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Haverfordwest Deep Bowl with waterfall
Haverfordwest Skatepark - Flat banks and pump section
Haverfordwest Skatepark - Smaller bowl
Haverfordwest Skatepark - North Shore bank and a smooth sea of concrete
Haverfordwest Skatepark by the creative designers Maverick Industries
Street Section at Haverfordwest Skatepark
How many empty football pitches do you see on a daily basis? How many empty quality concrete skateparks do you see on a daily basis?
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