NEW Skatepark Launch Party Friday 15th October 2021

Published: 18 October 2021

Scores of skaters turned out in West Moors, at the launch party on Friday 15th October, to give our fantastic new Skatepark, the seal of approval.

The event was celebrated by nearly 200 people including families, young and older individuals/groups, residents/non-residents (It was amazing to hear how far some had come to try the new skate park), council members, and park users of all ages and abilities.

The turnout was proof of how much this community resource is important to a variety of people. It was bound to be a hit, as there was extensive consultation before doing the refurbishment, to ensure that Wishlist of many was catered for.

Canvas - Skateparks and Public Spaces, who designed (with the help of the local skatepark user group) and built the skate park, entertained all, with music, competitions and West Moors Town Council generously sponsored lots of free pizza, provided by Pizza with Love

Keeping the party energised, was Golden Gate Coffee

The tricks that some of the young ones were doing, were extremely impressive. The atmosphere was electrifying.

Thanks must again go, to all the funders who made West Moors new Skatepark possible;

Veolia Environmental Trust for their grant of £75,000, in early 2020, The National Lottery Community Fund with a grant of £75,985 in April 2021, The Leisure Development Fund at Dorset Council with £1,500 and Tesco Bags for Help- Groundwork for a £1,000 grant. Not forgetting the Council’s own reserved funds of £50,000.

Thanks are also due to Mr Russell Kerr, our local voluntary First Responder, for providing first aid cover, as he has done so for so many council events.

Our thriving skate community has been enjoying the skatepark since 2003 when it was originally built. Now, with the sustainable new concrete replacement, we hope they enjoy it for many years to come.

Dorset Community Action are helping with the evaluation of the park so please remember, if possible, to fill out the brief survey

Thank You.