New Skatepark opening Saturday afternoon, 13 September at North Walls

Press Release: 12/09/2014

Jan and Skateboarder

New skatepark at North Walls will open to the public tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 13 September). The spray concrete skate park, which cost £270,000, is replacing the outdated park made of prefabricated metal ramps.

Designed by Maverick Industries plus a design team of local park users, the new park offers the latest in bespoke park construction. Users will benefit from the full skate experience with a variety of options for street and transition skating. The park has been designed to allow users to create their own lines and encourage flow around the park enabling users of all disciplines and abilities to share the same space effectively.

Cllr Jan Warwick, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing said:

This is a fabulous collaboration involving funding by the City Council, Sport England and Veolia Environmental Trust along with young people from the community helping with the design. I am so pleased we are able to promote a healthy lifestyle of exercise and enjoying the fresh air with a brand new facility for skateboarders, scooter and BMX riders

Winchester City Council hopes that this much awaited cutting-edge facility will bring new life to wheeled sports in the area.

The Mayor of Winchester will officially open the skatepark on 27 October.