Rom Skatepark opened in 1978. It was a Shotcrete project designed by G-Force/Adrian Rolt and built by Skate Park Construction. Rom Skatepark was designed and built using standard elements of the most popular skateparks in the US.
The Pool at Rom was based on the keyhole pool at Skateboard Heaven in Spring Valley, which was based on the San Diego ‘Soul Bowl’. This meant for the first time a specific backyard Southern California pool had been transplanted, modified and finally cloned on the other side of the Atlantic.
The 15 foot Performance Bowl at Rom was also based on an American prototype, this time it was the ‘Vertibowl’ at Skatepark Paramount in California where the sunken section was heightened by a purely vertical 4.5 foot wall rising above the ground. This wall has since been removed but the performance is still one of the most impressive bowls at Rom.
Apart from the Pool the most popular part of Rom skatepark are the Moguls. The six bowls set in a triangle give the more lines to skate than anything else. From the day they were built for 5” skateboards until today, skaters, bmx and all else can find a never ending run from pumping the curves.
In addition to this there is the fantastic looking Snake Run and Four Leaf Clover Bowl. Both in themselves great bowls and some of the transfers between the two are amazing photos to see.
Just beside the clover is the Concrete Halfpipe which has also had some of the 4.5 foot wall taken down for easier access and airing out. The highest and lowest part of Rom is the “Slalom run and Freestyle area” with all its banks hips and lines is a real pleasure to skate.
Over the years wooden vert, mini and spine ramps have come and gone. As of 2013 we have a 7 foot spine ramp, a 5 foot mini ramp and a 6 foot indoor ramp along with wall rides a jump box and many different rails and quarter pipes.
Help us keep the Rom flame burning. Skate and Ride hard!