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Winning skatepark design for Stockton park chosen
THE winning design for a new skatepark in Stockton has been revealed.
In August, Stockton Council asked residents to submit their views on four potential designs for the skatepark which is set to become the largest BMX and skateboard park in the borough at Preston Park, Eaglescliffe.
Each design incorporated a range of features to suit beginners and advanced skaters, bmxers and scooter riders - including jumps, street furniture, a plaza-type facility, rollovers, spines, jump boxes, quarter pipes and grinding rails.
The ‘wheelscape’ skatepark was chosen as the best design boasting a range of innovative features and a distinctive bridge feature.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, coun Ken Dixon, said: “We were delighted so many skaters, bmxers, scooter riders and residents got in touch to tell us what they thought about the four designs.
“The wheelscape skatepark is a super design which will sit harmoniously within the beautiful grounds of Preston Park Museum and Grounds. It proved a very popular choice with the members of the user group and with the Borough’s residents.
“This skatepark will provide a terrific new facility for young people to enjoy their sport in a thrilling but safe and properly maintained surrounding.”
The new course will be funded by Sport England and Stockton Council and is due to open in summer 2014.
For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/skateparkconsultation
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