WORK has begun on a brand new skate park at a leisure centre in Wokingham.
The new facility, which is being built at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre in London, will feature three sections allowing for more users on busy days.
Work began on the skate park on Tuesday, with contractors removing the existing metal equipment which will be replaced with new concrete structures.
The main section will use a variety of heights, transitions and obstacles to allow users to develop their skills. A separate ‘rhythm’ section will separate off faster routes, making the park safer for all and more fun for those who want to go at a higher speed.
The final section will provide an additional area ideal for learning and skills development.
The park has been designed with a user-group of keen local skaters and BMX riders and will bring St Crispin’s Skate Park up-to-date with the latest equipment.
Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment, sports, environmental health, leisure and libraries said: “This is going to be a fantastic new facility for young people in the borough.
“The old equipment had become outdated and we know skaters and other potential users have been going elsewhere for better parks. With the new equipment we are putting in, we will soon see a thriving skate scene re-established at the park.”
The new park is expected to open early next year.