Rothamsted Skatepark

The current Rothamsted Park Skatepark is nearing the end of its life and requires investment. Despite this the Skatepark is very popular and is used by a wide range of children and young people.

The PARC charity and Harpenden Town Council are continuing their successful partnership, working together to redevelop the Skatepark so that it becomes a great community asset. The redevelopment of the Skatepark is a key priority within the Rothamsted Park Management Plan.

Future vision

During 2022 we will be finalising our vision for the new Skatepark and developing more detailed design proposals. However, the current vision for the future is based on the following key principles:

  1. It should be broadly of the same footprint as the current skatepark.
  2. All features on the skatepark should be either at or above ground level.
  3. It will be an inviting and inclusive space that includes good wheelchair access
  4. There will be features for all ages from young children up to adults.
  5. It will accommodate beginners who need to build confidence and provide a challenge for the more experienced.
  6. It will have features that are suitable for different users including skateboards, BMX bikes, WCMX (adapted wheelchairs), scooters and roller skates (traditional and in-line).
  7. It will be made from concrete which requires very little maintenance over its lifetime.

 

The overall budget for this new skatepark will be £250,000 with half the funding needing to come from local fundraising. We are currently hoping to deliver the new skatepark by Summer 2024, but this is dependent on reaching our funding target.

Thank you to everyone who gave us their opinions on the new Skatepark and our vision for it, the results of our survey are currently being analysed and we will update this page soon.

 

Get Involved with fundraising

In order to meet the fundraising target for this project, we need the support from local people. There will be a number of ways in which you can help through giving up your time to fundraise or making donations through our funding initiatives. 

Information about Rothamsted Skateparc will be updated regularly on our website and social media channels.

If you would like to find out more about Parc please visit their website: https://parc.charity

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