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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Skaters, scooters and BMXers invited to help choose plans for new Preston Park skatepark

Friday, August 16, 2013


Stockton Council has received four designs for the new skatepark in Preston Park Museum and Grounds and is now asking residents to submit their views on which plans are most suitable.

Four designs for the new skatepark have been submitted. The designs each incorporate a range of features that will suit beginners to more advanced skaters, bmxers and scooter riders - including jumps, street furniture, a plaza-type facility, rollovers, spines, jump boxes, quarter pipes and grinding rails.

Only one of the four plans can be chosen and now views are being sought on the preferred layout and course features for what is set to become the largest BMX/skateboard park in the Borough.

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Ken Dixon, said: “The proposed skatepark will provide a terrific new facility for young people to enjoy their sport in safe surroundings with a properly maintained, landscaped and well-designed course.

“We’re delighted we can now publish the four designs so that everyone who will use the course can have their say before a final decision is made.”

Each of the four proposals contains a brief overview of the proposed course and a full colour artist’s impression of how the course will be set out, including features such as the ‘Street’ course, jumps and ‘Flow’ sections. The new course will be funded by Sport England and Stockton Council and is due to open in spring 2014.

Councillor Dixon said: “We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, in particular, young people and groups who are intending to use the new course. We look forward to hearing from you soon.”

The plans are available to view on-line at www.stockton.gov.uk/skateparkconsultation

Please e-mail your comments and views to [email protected]

The consultation closes at (midnight) Monday, 26 August 2013.

 

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