About Us

Welcome to the Skate Farm – opening in 2024


Over the years, Tom has taught hundreds of children and adults how to skate, not just sharing the love of this incredible sport, but also inspiring others to believe in themselves. Tom has a golden ability to help everyone find their own strength, to be able to achieve whatever they want to achieve, to support and respect others and to learn skills that they can take with them across all areas of life, whether that’s school, work, with friends or family.

From local skate parks to huge festivals, Tom’s passion and dedication to helping others really does set him aside, whether you’re taking your first skate or pushing your boundaries in the skate park. We know that Tom will dedicate everything he has to The Skate Farm, and we can’t wait to open the doors very soon.

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Community Interest Statement

The Skate Farm – Nurturing Positivity Through
Extreme Sports

At The Skate Farm, we believe in the transformative power of extreme sports, including skateboarding, scooters, inlines, WMX and BMX specifically skateboarding, to cultivate positivity, personal growth, and community development. Inspired by the metaphor of a farm, where crops are nurtured and grown, we aspire to create a skatepark that serves as a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of positivity among individuals of all backgrounds.

Our primary goal is to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that encourages users to push their limits, explore their passions, and develop their skills. We understand that skateboarding is much more than just a sport; now in the Olympics along with BMX, they are a vehicle for personal expression, creativity, and self-discovery. By offering a well-designed skatepark with diverse obstacles and features, we aim to create a space where users can freely express themselves, build confidence, and learn from one another while developing a positive mindset.

Skater Paul McKean

Photographer Ollie Jarmen

Viaduct Haywards Heath

Central to our philosophy is the cultivation of a positive community. We believe that through mutual respect, support, and encouragement, we can foster an atmosphere where users of all ages and skill levels thrive. By organising regular events, workshops, and mentorship programs, we want to provide opportunities for users to connect, share knowledge, and grow together. We will actively promote values such as kindness, empathy, and teamwork, building a community where individuals uplift and inspire one another.

Just as a farmer takes care of their land, we recognise our responsibility to the environment. The Skate Farm is committed to implementing sustainable practices and minimising our ecological footprint. From using renewable energy sources, such as solar power, to help planting trees to replace the wood used to build the skatepark, we strive to be an environmentally conscious skatepark. We actively engage in community initiatives focused on environmental stewardship, such as tree planting and conservation projects, to give back to our surroundings and promote a harmonious relationship between nature and extreme sports.

Education and outreach are integral parts of our mission. We seek to educate the community about the positive impact of extreme sports, dispelling stereotypes and promoting understanding. We collaborate with local schools, youth organisations, and community centres to offer skateboarding programs that emphasise discipline, perseverance, and personal growth. Through these initiatives, we aim to empower individuals, especially young people, with the tools and mindset needed to overcome challenges, set goals, and realise their full potential.

The Skate Farm will not be just a skatepark; it will be a community hub where individuals come together to celebrate the power of extreme sports and the cultivation of positivity. We invite everyone, skaters and non-skaters alike, to be a part of this journey. Together, we can create a vibrant and inclusive community that nurtures and grows the seeds of positivity, leaving a lasting impact on individuals, families, and the wider community.

Join us at The Skate Farm, where we cultivate positivity through extreme sports, just like crops on a farm.