Ready to roll: Skate Park proves popular
The wait to skate was officially over as the newly renovated skate park on the seafront was launched at the end of October.
Receiving extremely positive feedback, the project cost a total of £200,850 and was funded by a partnership between LTC, Sport England and Arun District Council (Littlehampton Town Council provided £81,425 funding, Sport England’s grant funding contributed £45,800 and the remainder provided by Arun District Council). Designed and constructed by Maverick Industries, features include a range of ramps suitable for scooters, skate boards, in-lines and BMX.
Located on Sea Road, just west of the Littlehampton Wave, the addition of floodlights mean that the park can be used until 9pm in winter months, offering skaters a first-class facility until late evening.
Dan Baker, amateur skater said: “When I first moved to Littlehampton there wasn't much of a skate scene so seeing this new park built is great. It will be a great opportunity for the younger generations to get into skateboarding, make new friends and be part of a huge community that is skateboarding, where it doesn't matter what age you are or who you are, you're just there to have fun, look out for each other and push each other to new possibilities.”
Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Chair of the Community Resources Committee, added: “I am delighted that the Town Council was able to contribute to another excellent facility for our Town.”