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Skate parks

Jacksons recreation ground skate park

Photo of Jacksons Skate ParkIn 2007 Medway’s first bespoke skate park was built in Jacksons Field, City Way, Rochester. This project is a result of a request to Medway Council from a large group of young people in the Chatham/Rochester area for a purpose-built, free-to-use and easily accessible wheel park facility for skate boarding, BMX and in-line skating.

The wheelpark allows BMX, in-line skating and skateboarders to show off their tricks and even learn the basics. The skate park has a bowl, street course, seating area, lighting and CCTV.

There is easy access as they are a short walk from both from both Chatham High Street and Rochester High Street. There are also buses that go to Chatham Town Centre that pass New Road, Chatham, and Corporation Street, Rochester.

Cozenton wheel park

Photo of a child using skateboard at Cozenton wheel parkConstruction on the park, situated behind Splashes Leisure Centre, began in August 2010, after the council was successful in their bid for Big Lottery Funds. Workshops were held with BMX bikers, in-line skaters and skateboarders, which enabled them to share their ideas and feedback to help shape the design of the park. The park’s unique design uses concrete poured directly on site allowing for much for more scope and innovation. There is also a seating area and youth shelter.

This site includes an area for bike trials and is the first facility in Medway for this extreme sport.

Cozenton Wheel Park is situated just off the A2 at the junction with Bloors Lane, Rainham. It has multiple bus routes within approximately 10 minutes from various stops in Rainham. It also has easy access on foot from the high street. The walk is approximately a 10-minute walk from the bus stop.