The designs for Central Park’s new skatepark have been finalised and work will begin on the site in the new year.
As part of the wider improvements to the park, Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks to revamp the skatepark and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future
Plans include an extension to the existing site with a snake run, popular with skaters and BMX riders. There will also be a training bowl for those less confident riders and skaters and additional seating for spectators.
Following feedback at a recent consultation event, a “slappy kerb” and a “pole jam” for skateboarding tricks have been added to the design, and the free running area has been amended to improve the flow between structures.
Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “This is another fantastic outdoor facility for Plymouth and an exciting space for both new and experienced skaters and riders to hone their talents.
“I’m very happy about how many young people have been involved in this process and their enthusiasm and passion for the project has been contagious.”
The improvements to the skatepark form just a small part of the wider Central Park Masterplan.
Included in the plan are path upgrades, four new tennis courts, new cricket, rugby and junior football pitches complete with improved changing facilities, a new café and improvement to drainage across the park.
More information on the Central Park Masterplan, including the latest updates and the results of the consultation, can be found by clicking here.