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In the news: Construction starts on new Northlands Park skatepark for borough's adventurous residents

Construction works have started this week on a brand-new skatepark for our adventurous residents to enjoy in Northlands Park.

The skatepark will feature twelve different exciting elements, including a bowled halfpipe, an extended quarter pipe, and a grind ledge. There will also be two new benches installed on the site.

There are currently five skateparks in the borough, of which three at Gloucester Park, Nevendon Road, and Markhams Chase, have undergone full refurbishments in recent years to replace the previous structures with new concrete ones.

Concrete structures require less maintenance due to their robustness and provide a better user experience. Concrete is the preferred material for any future skateparks in the borough.

Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing, Leisure, Arts, and Culture, Councillor Jeff Henry, said: "Standing alongside the brand-new play area and ball games area about to open at Northlands Park - this is another fantastic edition to one of our flagship parks.

"We know how well received and popular the skatepark at Gloucester Park has been since its opened, so we know that concrete is the preferred option for residents, and it's the preferred option for us as a council too.

"I'm sure it will be another location that our adventurous residents will really enjoy."

Construction is expected to last around nine weeks - with it being open by the end of May.

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Published on Wednesday 22 March 2023