Skaters, scooter riders and BMXers are celebrating as Rushcliffe Country Park’s new skate park is now open! The new facility has replaced the former wooden structure which was badly in need of refurbishment.
The £210,000 project was funded by Rushcliffe Borough Council and supported by Skate Nottingham, Canvas Spaces, and VIA East Midlands.
The skate park itself was developed alongside Skate Nottingham, science education charity Ignite! Futures and Nottingham Trent University. 110 young people got involved in co-designing the new facility through a series of workshops and by work experience during the construction phase.
The skate park has been praised as another landmark facility in the county, as a street course designed to blend into a country park setting that can meet the needs of future Olympic skateboarders and BMXers whilst being inclusive to beginner riders and the differently abled.
Representatives from each of the funding and development organisations gathered on Friday 11th June to open the park and test out the new features. A grand opening event is planned later this summer when COVID-19 restrictions allow.