Skateboarders, BMX-ers and inline skaters in Stockingford now have their own unique venue to perfect their gravity defying feats. The skate park, the first of its kind in the UK has a ‘street plaza’ theme giving users obstacles ranging in difficulty to confront and defy.
The Record RSS unique concrete system provides a fast, smooth, and seamless surface. It also has the added benefit of being much quieter than non-concrete facilities, as well as being a lot more durable. Using concrete allows the design to mirror a typical urban street and also allows for landscaped features to be added such as trees and shrubs into incorporated planters.
The park cost in the region of £108,000 and took Record RSS just five weeks to install. Nuneaton’s first street-style skate park was officially opened with a ‘Skate Jam’ in late January. The park was descended on by youngsters from across the town and beyond as they gathered to sample its jumps, ramps and grind rails. Respected London based skate team ‘Scram’ were also on hand to offer tips and advice.
Twins Oliver and Thomas Mitchell, aged five, were eager to be one of the first to try it out. Oliver said: “It’s brilliant. I like skating because you have to steer and jump. It’s hard to go down the hill and lots of fun.”
Local skater Reece Morrow, aged 15 added: “It’s the first time I’ve tried out the skate park. The staircase is pretty good and it’s small so it makes it easier to ride on it.
The purpose-built skate park was funded by the Landfill Communities Fund with the help of companies such as Sita Trust, the environmental body Wren and the Veolia Environmental Trust. The Nuneaton and Bedworth Area Committee contributed a further £7,000 towards the project.
Tel 01757 703620 or visit www.recordrss.co.uk
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