UK Indoor Skateparks, Flo Nottingham
UK Indoor Skateparks – Spot Check 1 – Flo Skatepark, Nottingham
5 Poulton Drive, Nottingham, NG2 4BN
Welcome to a new regular feature exploring the skateparks of the UK beginning with Nottingham’s excellent Flo Skatepark.
UK Indoor Skateparks Flo Nottingham
Situated roughly ten minute’s walking distance away from Nottingham train station and Broadmarsh bus station, Flo Skatepark is a mainstay of the Nottingham and related East Midlands skate and BMX scenes.
With two years of existence under its belt come August 2017, Flo Skatepark is firmly established in the national skate and BMX consciousness and stands as the largest and most diverse indoor skatepark in the East Midlands.
After the park’s initial opening and subsequent temporary closure in early 2015, Flo Skatepark returned as a community space in August 2015 and has flourished ever since and is 100% guaranteed to stay open and active within the skate, BMX and wider communities for the foreseeable future.
Flo Skatepark, Nottingham sits in a huge space with obstacles to suit virtually every kind of skateboarding aside from vert.
Upon entering, to your right hand side you will find Flo’s infamous kidney bowl, along with a large viewing area complete with moveable bits and pieces as well as a space for a DJ booth.
Adjacent to the bowl is the first section of Flo’s street area comprising of a multiple hubba and stair obstacle that leads into a huge steep bank standing at roughly 12 feet high.
To the left of the bowl and hubba area you will find a large open space which mixes up a BMX rhythm section with an open and constantly evolving street space full of moveable ledges. Behind this street and rhythm section you will find a number of rails, banks and steep transitions, with a small spined mini ramp sitting against the back wall.
Flo hold regular Skate and BMX nights, along with hosting various community-focused events and national skate events such as the UK finals of Vans Shop Riot in 2016 and the 2013 UKSA British Skateboarding Championship.
Flo Skatepark, Nottingham is open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year (even opening on Xmas Day!)
Opening times generally run from 5pm – 9pm (except during school holidays when the park opens earlier) with Skate nights held every week on a Thursday from 5pm – 10pm.
Cost-wise – Flo charge £5.00 entry fee.
For more information – go to their Flo Facebook Page. Scroll down to see a map of Flo skatepark’s location.