Work on Sudbury’s new skatepark in Belle Vue Park is soon to be complete.
Construction work on the BMX/skatepark has picked up the pace over the winter period and is now nearing completion.
The new design which includes a sprayed concrete flow-style skate/BMX ramps, was developed based on feedback from Babergh District Council, Sudbury Town Council, community groups and skate park users to ensure the facilities would be fit for its purpose and location.
The structural foam work stage, shuttering, coping and concreting are nearing completion with the new facilities on target to be finished in the Spring.
The adjacent multi-use games area (MUGA) was completed in November 2018 and both facilities are expected to be officially opened to the public once the skatepark is complete.
Jonathan Sandford of Sudbury Skate Park Users Group, said:
“The new skate park will be a real asset for Sudbury town. It’s been specifically designed to inspire skaters and bikers, regardless of their ability and I think the features compliment both Belle Vue Park and users’ needs. Soon skaters and bikers alike will be able to head to Belle Vue Park and give the new setup a go!”
Cllr Jan Osborne, Deputy Leader of Babergh District Council, said:
“We wanted to make sure the skatepark was a place fit for those who’d use it. The community and skatepark user group in Sudbury have been instrumental in getting the new skatepark to the place it’s in today, and I’m confident that together, we’ve achieved just that.
“It’s very exciting to imagine something we’ve invested in inspiring people to get active and practice a new skill on the slopes – watch this space!”
Cllr Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said:
“Belle Vue Park is very much cherished amongst the community and we wish to ensure that youngsters today will have the same feeling towards it in years to come. The skatepark design has been specifically tailored to our young people’s requests and I am delighted that they have come forward to discuss their thoughts with us.
“It has been a real joy to see collaborative working between users and Councillors to achieve such a modern facility in Sudbury. I will certainly be paying a visit to see the new MUGA and skatepark in use.”