Skate parks

BackgroundWorkington Skate Park - Creating

As a result of significant changes in both the sporting culture and lifestyle of many young people, there has been a huge increase in the demand for skate parks.
The Workington Young People's Strategy in 2002 identified a lack of facilities for young people within the town. 93% of the young people surveyed sought out of home activities and requested that any new facility be centrally located.
One of the priorities was the provision of a skate park.Workington Skate Park The Workington Youth Alternative Sports Group (WYASG) approached Workington SRB (Single Regeneration Budget), local residents, members of the public and officers of Allerdale Borough Council to establish the need for a skate park and the most appropriate site having successfully raised over £100,000 for a facility.

Initially the group focused on Vulcan Park but local residents expressed concern over the installation of such a facility. Around 21 other sites were evaluated using a matrix Workington Skate Parkwith various criteria and the group decided on Horseclose in Curwen Park, Workington.

Planning permission was successfully applied for by the group in mid October 2004 with the site completed in early 2005.

The street furniture and equipment chosen by WYASG is designed to be unobtrusive with low noise level qualities and cater for a wide age and skill range.

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