Last Updated on March 16, 2023
Ipswich Skatepark is my local, being just a few hundred yards from my house. It’s quite a busy skatepark so (as with all skatepark visits) I recommend getting there early if you don’t want to be run over by a million scooters. I’ve got nothing at all against scooter kids, but the sheer volume of them can be a bit hazardous. But hey, it’s their park as much as ours and each to their own. Some of them are proper badass when it comes to tricks too.
Later in the day Ipswich Skatepark seems to be a bit full of teenagers who sit on the coping rather than actually skating, but hey, at least they’re getting some fresh air.
There’s tons of variety to be had at this skatepark, it’s mostly transitions and ramps but there’s a funbox that gets plenty of use, and a pretty well-loved looking rail.
Parking is a bit hit and miss, there are only three or four official parking spaces and they appear to be used by people who either have the magical ability to turn themselves totally invisible while skating, or by people who use the skatepark parking spaces then piss off elsewhere. It’s not a huge issue as there are plenty of car parks nearby. If you arrive in Ipswich by train the skatepark is a few hundred yards walk down the river from the train station. If the tide is in the river walk is quite pleasant, if the tide is out you can marvel at the number of shopping trollies and crap bikes that line the bottom of the river.
It’s inevitable that a skatepark so close to the middle of a large town will be incredibly busy, but in all honesty everyone I’ve ever spoken to at Ipswich Skatepark has been very friendly. It’s unusual to get the park to yourself like you would at other Suffolk Skateparks, but if you can arrive early enough Ipswich Skatepark is well work a shred.