The park trying to serve skaters, scooters and BMX lot with too much crammed into a small space in the middle of a muddy field.
Indoor parks are a nightmare if there’s no skate only sessions because it turns into a scooter kids crèche whilst mum and dad head into towns to do the shopping. Worst example XC Hemel, Best example of a park that does this is Aberdeen’s indoor park - no scooters allowed .
£10/15 all day if it’s a banging park but kids won’t pay that unless there’s an unlimited membership offer.
Agree with the first part, or ones that focus on one section a bit too much and the rest ends up shite. Parks that have no real flow/layout are grim too. Even the accessibility of the different areas, for example Dynamix used to have the worst entrance where you’d walk through this tiny corridor and it’d just put you straight out infront of a flatbank, that and the fact you have to awkwardly get your way through the park to get to the bowl.
As an extension of the first part, parks that have no clear plan and just focus on one bit while the rest falls into disarray. I love Dynamix bowl but they’ve dumped so much money on the BMX part of it whilst the roof over the bowl has been leaking for years at this point, the deck of the ramp is some awful chipboard type stuff with holes in it, etc. It’s always had a bit of a shit rep as a park but it’s good to have in the winter, I hadn’t been since about 2014 up until last winter and I thought “I wonder if it’s got any better” - nope, still a half built cowboy builders type of job.
You’ll have to have something that will make people come in the height of summer sun. The summer of 2018 was terrible for the XC , literally no one in at all and were only taking money from the climbing wall and kids birthdays.
I pretty much only head to indoor skateparks when it rains or it’s too dark for a street sesh.
Parents at the skatepark. The ones that drop little Billy off then proceed to set up camp on a block or some other area that makes something unusable whilst they are there and also put themselves at risk of a grade A shinner or worse.
thanks for you feedback, I’d be making a designated seating area/food area. Probably a high level mezzanine so they can keep an eye on little billy from a distance, but saying that it would not be during peak times as little billy causes too much risks to people going hard at speed
Dedicated scooter area if you have to have scooters at all (which you probably do from a financial viability perspective). Those little bastards seem to love spines do entice them in and keep them there with a couple of those.
Park etiquette briefing (a bit like you get at one of those indoor trampoline places).
Rush in Stroud has employees who skate around the course and keep an eye on things (ask people to change their behaviour if they’re doing something dangerous or annoying, assist with first aid situations etc.). Works well.
Maybe an area that prioritises groms but it is not exclusive to them (see The Mini House at The House in Sheffield).