FUVEAU SKATEPARK

 
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FUVEAU SKATEPARK

General Information

Skatepark Name
FUVEAU SKATEPARK
BMX
  • yes
Opening Date
June 25, 2014
Open / Closed
  • Open
Extra Info
1 pool, Street area
Lights
no
Restrooms
no
Free or Pay
FREE
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
no
Is there a pro shop on site?
no

Construction Info

Designer
http://www.recreation-urbaine.com
Builder
http://www.dreamskate.fr

Location

Address
Fuveau
Latitude
43.45
Longitude
5.56
City
FUVEAU
Directions
Motorway from Marseille: http://www.viamichelin.fr/web/Itineraires/Itineraire-Fuveau-13710-Bouches_du_Rhone-France-vers-Marseille_11-13011-Bouches_du_Rhone-France?strStartLocid=32NDI5N3I1MTM3MTAxMGNORE11TkRVME5qVT1jTlM0MU5qRXlPQT09&strDestLocid=32NHN6eTA1MTMwMTExOGNORE11TWprd01UWT1jTlM0ME5ERTJPQT09

There are buses from Aix en Provence and one bus going from Marseille bus terminal.

Contacts

Managment
  • City

Pool/street area Finally, France has got a second kidney pool. (The first one being Gujan-Mestras, and it's the third if you add the prehistoric, 1979 one at La-Roche-sur-Yon). It is basically a copy of the one at Gujan-Mestras, but better. All around vert, a little over a foot, with about a 7 feet radius in the deep, making it a nice little pool, which remains challenging enough for anybody who likes to ride vert. It is pretty smooth, there's a little kink in the shallow but it is , in my opinion, one of the better places to ride for a tranny enthusiast . The coping is a bit big and rough, but hey it's a pool after all. Unlike most skateparks in France, it's looked after relatively well, pretty much graffiti-free and not vandalized . You still have to bring a broom because of the overhanging trees (which provide a nice shade in the summer) and the wind, which bring dust , pebbles and leaves to the bottom. It can also be wet and slippery in the mornings during the winter.

The other part of the skatepark is a street course with ledges, stairs and banks. During weekend afternoons it gets the usual scooters and a few bikes, but the skaters remain in majority. And because the pool is all vert, it is never crowded. In fact, most people avoid the trannies. It is a rather friendly and mellow scene, and the place is really recommended. Actually, a few local kids have ditched their scooters and started skating the pool, but the majority of the ones grinding are well over 30/40. This place is totally recommended, and about half an hour from Marseille. There are other parks located in the area, but this one is really good for its size. The city had to fight for the park as the local community thought it would attract drug dealers and all kind of lowlifes, which is the reason the park doesn't have lights.

There's also a pizza van stopping by every evening, which is great in summertime when the nights are long. For the ones who travel by bus, there is a direct bus between Marseille and Fuveau, and the one coming from Aix en Provence stops in front of the park. It is in front of the city's secondary school. The fact that it's located in nice little village adds to the appeal. Don't miss it if you're around, except if you want a break from the crowds.

Photos

FUVEAU SKATEPARK - Bowl from Shallow to deep.
FUVEAU SKATEPARK
FUVEAU SKATEPARK
FUVEAU SKATEPARK - Street course
FUVEAU SKATEPARK -  Jean Terrise hip grind
FUVEAU SKATEPARK - Jeff Greenwood shot by Jean Terrise

Videos

Session "Old" Fuveau

Map

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Editor review

1 review
Overall rating
 
3.7
Street Rating
 
3.0
Tranny Rating
 
4.0
Overall Rating
 
4.0
This skatepark is in a pretty quiet area surrounded by trees and stuff. The street stuff was pretty good but nothing very big. The bowl is pretty good to except it comes up short of vert. At least there is pool coping to grind!!! Watch out for BadPro, do not skate the bowl without calling him for a session!
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Overall rating
 
3.3
Street Rating
 
3.0
Tranny Rating
 
3.0
Overall Rating
 
4.0
Its a pretty nice skatepark off the beaten path. The bowl is fun with pool coping, but not up into the vert areas.
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Recommended. The park standards in France are improving, and hopefully this park will inspire cities to build more than scooter areas.
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