VIDEO: New Skate Park is ‘Fantastic community facility’

Eastbourne has yet another new community sports facility after work was completed on Hampden Park Skate Park. The skate park is free to use and is already proving hugely popular with local skaters, BMX and scooter riders.

The opening marks the culmination of a project that has followed extensive consultation with local groups and skate park enthusiasts. The disused rifle range in Hampden Park was selected as the venue for the skate park and the ramps built using concrete to provide the best possible user experience.

Opening of new skate park at Hampden Park. 25/10/14 SUS-141028-142242001

Opening of new skate park at Hampden Park. 25/10/14 SUS-141028-142242001

Hampden Park Councillor, Jim Murray, said:

“This is a fantastic community facility that I am delighted to see open and full of young people enjoying themselves. My fellow councillors and council officers have worked closely with the skate park users and the company appointed to design and build the skate park, Canvas Spaces, to create a unique skate park.

“Particular thanks are owed to the young people who made such valuable contributions to the planning process, especially Sam Bartlett, Tom Gaudoin and Tom Dooley who quickly became superb ambassadors for the project.”

A new access path providing dry access to the skate park is nearly complete and all visitors are being encouraged to use it to avoid mud being transferred to the ramps.

Cllr Murray added:

“The soil around the skate park has been seeded, but until the seed is growing and established I would ask that all those using the skate park stick to the new path that the council has also installed.”