The Skate Bowl
Close to the park's war memorial entrance, it is one of the oldest skateboard bowls in London, built in 1978 on the site of some derelict netball courts. The Friends of Kennington Park are currently working with Lambeth Council to restore this much loved skateboard park, stage 1 has been to remove the top surface around the sides, Stage 2 was to remove the concrete surface on the base. Options are now being looked at to upgrade the support mechanism and, finally, improve the access and the surrounding area. All of this requires time, planning and money! There is a steering group working on this - it is made up of the Friends, Lambeth Council, a structural engineer and local skateboarders. If you are interested in helping, do please get in touch with the Friends.