Concrete Skate Park
Church Fenton Parish Council spent twelve months raising funds for the Bonzi Skate Park with events held locally and various grants. It was designed in consultation with the younger people of the village. During the project, villager’s made aware their concerns regarding noise and therefore opted for the quietest type of Skate Park solution available on the market. It was designed by local children who came up with some interesting skate ideas including double width skate platforms, which are better for BMX Bikes. It was the children of the village who asked for the Skate Park after complaining that they had nothing to do. The Parish Council were hoping that it would encourage the children to spend more time playing outdoors.
A Skate Park project such as this is a typical example of where Lightmain’s innovation and bespoke nature really comes into play. Their unique involvement through the consultation process highlighted a number of key issues from not only the end users, but also the local community and these were: having an “all weather” ride surface with the ability to re configure the skate park when required, the sound of the surface, the position / relocation of the Skate Park and safety. The facility was designed with all ages and abilities in mind, to be used by Skate Boarders, BMX Bikes, Scooters and Inline Skaters etc. Lightmain took all of these considerations into account, and developed a modular, light weight concrete skate solution.
It took just six weeks from the first day on site to formal handover of the skate park, which was mainly due to the ability of the skate equipment to be man handled. Lightmain were very pleased to be associated with this skate project as it involved the whole community who will, we are sure, reap the benefits of their commitment to this scheme. The ability for the skate equipment to be man handled provided for a cost efficient skate installation. From our first day on site to formal handover of the skate park, elapse time was just 6 weeks. Lightmain’s Managing Director said, “Our new lightweight concrete skate equipment can be reconfigured to vary the challenge for Riders and provide enjoyment for many years to come. We are very pleased to be associated with this project which has involved the whole community who will, I am sure, reap the benefits of their commitment to this scheme.”
Councillor Morbey, Church Fenton Parish Council said
“We are all very proud of this park and I am delighted to have been a part of it. I must thank all involved who have contributed a great deal of time and effort in project managing this skate park from start to finish.”