Council to ramp up skatepark refurb!

Council to ramp up skatepark refurb!

by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Southport’s skatepark will benefit from a much-needed  revamp with four large ramps to be  refurbished.

Specialist skate ramp builders are working between the site and their workshop to refurbish the structures, which needed extensive works to replace the specially shaped boards and plates.

The installation of the ramps is expected to be completed within the next three to four weeks.

Mark Shaw, Sefton Council’s Green Sefton Service Manager,  said:  “We’ve had lots of local interest in our improvements at the park.

“Many parents and skaters have been keen to know when the facility will reopen as they’re eager to make the most of the lighter evenings and to practice their tricks.

“They can be reassured that its now only a matter of weeks before they can roll back into the park and slide, grind and flip their way around once again.

“The skatepark ramps are expertly made structures by industry professionals to ensure the highest quality standards that comply with health and safety rules.

“As a result, it has taken longer than originally anticipated to complete the refurbishments to this much-loved community asset.”

The skatepark opened in 2003 and has undergone inevitable wear and tear repair works every few years as part of Green Sefton’s regular maintenance of the facility.

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