Launch party for Cirencester skate park this weekend

Oliver Gyde at Cirencester skate park. Photo by Marc Churchill

Oliver Gyde at Cirencester skate park. Photo by Marc Churchill

First published in News Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A NEW skate park in Cirencester will be officially opened this Sunday.

The skate park at Kingshill, which opened to the public at the end of June, will see hundreds of people gather to celebrate the launch of the exciting new addition to the town.

It will be officially opened on Sunday, August 17 at 1pm as part of the Skate Jam 'Scratch and Skate' event organised by Gaz at Decimal Skate Store.

Visitors can enjoy burgers and hot dogs provided by Jesse Smith's and enjoying using the new skate ramps.

The idea for a skate park in Cirencester came about eight years ago, yet construction only began in October 2013.

Now the £200,000 project, funded by Cirencester Town Council with support from Sport England, is finally complete and skateboarders of all abilities have been able to enjoy the park, based at Kingshill Sports Complex, for the past few months.

"It's used from dusk til dawn every day," said Gaz, who owns Decimal in Cirencester. "Some people are travelling three and half hours to get here for the opening. It's an amazing facility for Cirencester."

The event has been organised by Gaz as part of the annual Summer Off the Streets programme launched by Cotswold District Council and World Jungle.

Photos and a full report to come next week.

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6:45pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Olly Cromwell says...

A great facility & a real community investment for the young people of Cirencester
A great facility & a real community investment for the young people of Cirencester Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 6

6:02pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Geoff66 says...

Let's hope this doesn't turn into yet another White Elephant for the town
Let's hope this doesn't turn into yet another White Elephant for the town Geoff66
  • Score: -6

9:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rex Cooper says...

Geoff66. The authorities listened to what was wanted. Lets hope that the youngsters in this town enjoy this new facility - and don't grow up a miserable b........r like you.
Geoff66. The authorities listened to what was wanted. Lets hope that the youngsters in this town enjoy this new facility - and don't grow up a miserable b........r like you. Rex Cooper
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

Why is the local MP not opening the park ? He doesnt normally miss a photo oppurtunity.."


Good initiative though and much needed pity it took so long ...
Why is the local MP not opening the park ? He doesnt normally miss a photo oppurtunity.." Good initiative though and much needed pity it took so long ... Col Mustard
  • Score: 1

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