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The minimum age to go in the skatepark is 8 yrs, but a parent or guardian needs to stay in the viewing area (within the coffee shop) whilst their child is in the skatepark if the child is under 10 yrs. Children aged 10 yrs and above can be dropped off and left to use the skatepark without their parents staying. All parents are welcome to stay in the viewing area whilst their children use the skatepark.
We do not hire out any helmets or any other personal protective equipment as we can not know what impact a helmet has had on a day to day basis if it has been hired out. Impact damage on helmets is not always visible but it can affect how the safety equipment performs, so it is important to have your own helmet and know exactly how it’s been used and when it needs replacing. We do sell helmets in our Skate Shop.
Helmets must be worn by all Skaters, Scooterers and BMX/MTB riders under 18 years of age. Helmets must also be worn by all Skateboarders under 13 years of age.
Skateboarders 13+, Scooterers, BMX/MTB riders and Skaters 18+ are strongly advised to wear a helmet too.
However, helmets must be worn by all people at all times of all ages in the Foam / Resi Room, even if you are not Skating or riding.
Knee/Elbow pads – All skatepark users, of any age, are strongly advised to wear knee and elbow pads to reduce the severity of injuries which are common.
Wrist Guards – Wrist Guards must be worn by all Skaters under 18 years of age regardless of ability. All skaters aged 18+ yrs and all Skateboarders of any age are strongly advised to wear wrist guards too to prevent the severity of injuries which are common.
No, the skatepark has been designed for skatepark users and there are no designated spectating areas.
Having been around for over 20 years we pride ourselves on being a grown up skatepark built for competent skaters and riders. Rockcity Skatepark is a fast flowing arena and for this reason we do not allow Spectators into the actual skatepark areas.
Parents – If you feel that you are uncomfortable letting your child into the skatepark without you there to ‘look after them’ then Rockcity Skatepark is probably not suitable for your child. For those who can ‘let go’ then our trained and experienced team are on hand when needed.
Everyone is welcome to relax in the coffee shop where there is a viewing area in to the main skatepark
We have our prices split in to ‘Peak’ and ‘Off Peak’, so the price depends on when you are coming.
Peak Times (4-10pm Weekdays & all of the Weekend, Bank Holidays and School Holidays)
Price is for admission to the skatepark for the full session, regardless of how long you stay. You can go out for lunch, dinner etc.
Off Peak £10.00
You are permitted to consume your own packed lunch, drinks and snacks in the following designated spaces, the raised area next to the 2 ft mini ramp in the main skatepark or the raised area at the far end of the bowl room.
No Food and Drink are permitted in the Foam Pit / Resi Room.
No littering is permitted. Please either take your rubbish home or use the recycling / bins provided.
We do not hire the skatepark out for customers to have a private party. The skatepark is a community facility and we do not restrict members access.
It’s too difficult to say if we will be quiet at a specific time or not. Weekdays when the kids are at school is a good time to come if you’re aged 16+ yrs and want a quieter period. If you’re under 16 and want to come when its quieter, usually 4pm – 6pm during school term time is not too busy. Weekends and school holidays are our busier periods, but the main skatepark, foam pit/resi room and the bowl room are all big enough to accommodate plenty of people.