Gloucester Park's skate park is undergoing a full-scale revamp, to improve the quality of equipment and build a skate park to last for years to come.

The old skate park was installed approximately 17 years ago, was ageing and required major repairs and maintenance to ensure that it remained up to standard. 

The new skate park is designed to cater for all types of rider and will include many different features, including multiple quarter pipes, four sets of stairs and a multitude of other exciting and varied equipment.

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee, Councillor David Harrison, said: "Gloucester's skate park is extremely popular with the community, but it has required a number of running repairs over many years and the rate of these repairs was increasing. We wanted to improve its offering for our borough's young people.

"We are replacing it with a concrete version, which will make it more robust, reduce ongoing maintenance costs, improve safety and make it a quieter structure.

"The new skate park will stand as a real community hub for our borough's adventurous young people and will be a state-of-the-art facility that residents and us as a council can be really proud of.

"After our recent upgrades to the play area and the installation of a trim trail in the park, and before we plant some additional trees in the park next week too, this is another project that will make the park an even better and more exciting place to visit."

The total cost of the project is £189,220.  The project is being funded by £30k Member investment and £159,349 from Veolia Environmental Trust.

Works started this week and are scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2021.


Published on Friday 5 March 2021