New skate-park opened in Haydon Wick

By Jessica Durston - 13 September 2021

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The Haydon Wick Council invited members of the public to join in the celebrations for the park's opening ceremony.

Saturday 11 September saw the council host an afternoon of fun to officially open the refurbished skate park. 

The day's activities included music, competitions, prizes, demonstrations, graffiti art workshops and street dancing.  

The skate park features artwork from local graffiti artist Ed from Thevisualdrop. Ed was brought in to add a flair of creativity to the park by decorating the skating ramps.

The Swindon Academy of Street Dance also ran the street dancing workshops for attendees to try.

Canvas Skateparks were there to teach skaters new tricks, skills and moves on their boards. 

The afternoon's festivities took place between 12 - 4pm and there were food and drink stands to supply refreshments to the attendees.

£80,000 was spent on the refurbishment and redesign of the park.

It is designed in such a way that it can be used with skateboards, scooters, bikes and wheelchairs and to suit a range of ages and abilities.

The council say the skate park aims to provide a safe, engaging and inclusive environment, reducing inequality and raising aspirations using sport and education.

It's opening hours are:

9.00am to 5.00pm (October – March)

9.00am to 9.00pm (April – September)

Monday – Sunday (7 days a week)

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