Skaters’ £100,000 new site at park

READY TO ROLL -- the new skatepark on Titchfield Park
READY TO ROLL -- the new skatepark on Titchfield Park

AN exciting new £100,000 concrete skatepark has been unveiled at Titchfield Park in Hucknall.

The impressive addition to the landmark site has been designed by Freestyle Skateparks in conjunction with Ashfield District Council and a group of local skaters and bikers who had campaigned for it to be provided.

FLYING HIGH -- a teenager tries out the skatepark

FLYING HIGH -- a teenager tries out the skatepark

The new feature replaces the ageing steel ramps that had grown less popular in the last few years.

The design incorporates elements for skateboarding and BMX-biking and is set to be a huge draw for the park, attracting both local enthusiasts and professional skaters.

The skatepark was funded through contributions from local housing developers towards the improvement of local open space.

Provision of the new skatepark re-affirms the council’s commitment to a multi-million-pound masterplan for the park.

There will be an official opening event of the skatepark on a date to be announced on park noticeboards and through Facebook.

Coun John Wilmott (Lab), of Hucknall, who is deputy leader of Ashfield Council said: “I am delighted the project has been completed.

“The important thing is that the users are the ones who have helped design it to their needs.”

A reminder has been given to vote for Titchfield Park at http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/GreenFlag/ and help it win a National Green Flag People’s Choice Award.