The eagerly anticipated new skatepark – said to be one of the best in the region – opens the Lake Pleasure Grounds, on Saturday, October 5 with a party from 12noon to 4pm.
The state-of-the-art skatepark is expected to attract enthusiasts from far and wide. Mayor Cllr Paul Macfarlane will open the park before a party sponsored by the designers Maverick.
Skateboard enthusiasts, BMX riders and scooter fans can watch demonstrations, and the many features include a concrete bowl with waterfall, quarter pipes and ledges.
Mayor Macfarlane said: “Many people have worked together to get this project from idea to reality. It will be another fantastic attraction in the Lake Pleasure Grounds which surely must be the best town park in Wiltshire.”
The skatepark was grant-aided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Europe Investing in Rural Areas, LEADER, Plain Action, Warminster Town Council, Armed Forces Covenant, Wiltshire Council, The Fudge Trust, and the Friends of Warminster Park, Section 106 funds, and Community Infrastructure Levy.
Skateparks are for wheeled sports – BMX, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades etc. Many children take part in one or other of these activities. Being built of concrete, the new park should require minimal maintenance for many years. It is covered by CCTV to reduce anti-social behaviour and maximise use.
The skatepark will provide activities for families in Warminster and the surrounding rural area, and hopefully reduce anti-social behaviour. Non-skaters love to watch skateboarding, according to the council.