It's been suggested that sound-proofing the whole area may help.
"It makes a dreadful racket. I can hear it through my double-glazing," moaned one resident.
Not all the locals disagree with the closure, but some think the whole project has been a waste of money.
"It's a very expensive sand-pit!" said Bobby Dundas.
And Tom Bourne asked: "Why didn't they think about noise levels before? They must have known it was going to be noisy."
Back on the streets
Ian Budd from SS20, a skate-boarding shop in Oxford, says the council didn't think the skate park was going to be so popular.