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About Us

Rush Skatepark is one of the largest indoor skate parks in the world – offering a unique rider experience – for BMX, Scooter, Skateboards, In-Line/Aggressive Skates. It’s also a family-friendly, family-run, award-winning park (and Community Interest Company).

Creating the perfect skatepark

When Jerry and Michelle Norman’s eleven-year-old son Josh caught the 'skate bug' the couple spent most weekends battling the traffic on pretty much every British motorway in search of the perfect park.

Josh had a ball. Jerry and Michelle less so. Most parks didn't really have anywhere for parents to hang out. Over time – and many cuppas – Jerry and Michelle started to create a vision of their own perfect skate park. A place kitted out with jaw-dropping ramps where the kids and their families could hang out. They surprised themselves as much as anyone else when they decided to go for it.

A hunt for suitable premises followed and ended (too) many months later when they bagged the former warehouse studios of artist Damien Hurst, at Brimscombe Port near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

Designing and building five sophisticated parks from Birch Wood Ply under one roof in this 40,000 sq. ft. park was a mammoth task. But they did it. And in December 2013 Rush Skatepark finally opened its doors and ramps for business.

Click the link to check out this video of the amazing guys from 'The Visual Drop' as they undertake the spray paint project that helped create Rush Skate Parks mural which has helped give it the atmousphere it has today! 

 

 Rush becomes a worldwide attraction

Boasting kick-ass facilities, Rush attracts riders and skaters from all over the world. Over 200,000 people – from Russia, Asia, mainland Europe, Australia and the United States – have already tested their skills on the park and bowl sections, the practice area with Resi jump box, foam pit, trials track and the only street section of its kind in Europe in the last two years. And judging by the smiles on their faces they had a great time.  

Pros and champions drop-in

Not long after opening Superdry got in touch. They've been our biggest supporters ever since. With their support we’ve hosted national and international competitions including:

  • World Scooter Cup 2015
  • ISA Scooter World Championships 2014
  • Scootfest 2014 and 2015
  • Mongoose Jam 2016
  • All England NASS Qualifiers Bikes and Skateboards 2014 and 2015
  • Grit Scooter Academy 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Scoot GB Regional Qualifier and Finals 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Bell Helmets Free Ride
  • Red Bull Hero Tour
  • Route One Skateboard Competition
  • Bike Jam, Inline Blade Jam, Skateboard Jam and Scooter Jam
  • Rebel School Jam 2015 in conjunction with Active Gloucestershire
  • Stroud College Fashion Show 2015 and 2016
  • Gloucestershire School Games at Gloucester Cathedral 2014 and 2015

Award winning skatepark                                                                                                            

Our local community is incredibly supportive, so far we have been named:

  • Winners of the Stroud Life Business Awards 2015 – Small Business of the Year
  • Winners of the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2016 – Small Business of the Year 
  • Highly Commended in the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2015 – Small Business of the Year
  • Runners up in the Stroud Life Business Awards – Contribution to the Community 2014
  • Runners up in the Stroud Town Council Awards – Recognition of Contribution to the Community  
  • One of the Top 5 Rockers in Gloucestershire as nominated by Rock the Cotswolds