Skatepark becomes a Grade II national treasure

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Skatepark becomes a Grade II national treasure
29th October 2014

Romford Skatepark has been listed as a Grade II piece of architecture by English Heritage. 

The park, which was established in 1978, is Europe's first skatepark to be listed. The park is considered iconic for its California inspired design, which has barely changed since it was built over thirty five years ago. 

The skate park received the honour in recognition of its cultural and sporting legacy as well as its 1970s architecture. 

Author Simon Inglis explains the enduring appeal of the park. 

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