Buckingham’s new skatepark gets the thumbs up

Skatepark fans of all ages, abilities and disciplines have welcomed the completion of Buckingham’s brand, new Bridge Street skatepark.

The park was officially opened by Buckinghamshire Council today (Thursday 15 February).

The new, inclusive skatepark enables progression at individual levels whilst also providing a variety of obstacles appealing to different disciplines including BMX, Wheelchair Moto Cross and scooter users, alongside skateboarders.

Ground works on the new park began in the autumn and were funded with a £250,000 investment of Section 106 money from local housing developments.

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure officially opened the new skatepark.

He said: “I’m delighted to see this exciting new facility open for everyone to enjoy. Throughout the process we have been keen to work with local residents to ensure the design and obstacles provided meet their needs.

“The old skatepark was dated and tired but this investment has breathed new life into the park, giving both locals and visitors an exciting new outdoor area to make use of, providing a wonderful and inclusive community asset that I’m sure will be welcomed by everyone.”