£100,000 towards improving Victoria Park
Newbury Town Council and Greenham Common Trust funded a replacement of the steel skate park in Victoria Park with a state of the art concrete version.
The Trust contributed £100,000, split between the cost of the skatepark and to provide new equipment for the children’s play area in the park.
The current skate park had come to the end of its useful life and would have had to close down completely unless a new skate park could be provided. The new facility caters for the needs of a wider user group including Skate/BMX and Inline skaters of varying levels of experience. It is hoped that local and national competitions will be held on the facility.
Maverick Industries installed the skate park. The Victoria Park Skate Park User Group was actively involved in creating the design criteria and believes that the selected design fully meets their requirement. Maverick Industries has a wealth of experience building skate parks, having developed some very innovative designs for other councils and the skate park design for Victoria Park is no exception.
Councillor Ifor Sheldon said: “Newbury Town Council is very grateful for the support of Greenham Common Trust which has enabled us to provide an exciting, innovative and challenging skate park for children of all ages in Newbury. I’m confident that the new skate park will be very popular and will create one of the best facilities in the south of England.”
The new skate park was opened during the summer of 2011.
Stuart Tagg, Trust Chief Executive 1997 - 2014, said: “We are very pleased to be able to help provide some major improvements for children of all ages in Victoria Park.”