£170k Skatepark plan leaping ahead for Lymington

Published by Alex Jordan
April 22, 2015

Skate Lymington are making excellent progress with their plans to build a brand new skatepark in the New Forest town.

According to the Daily Echo, work on the final designs for the skatepark is well underway and the group hope that their designs will be enough to entice local organisations to fund the rest of the project, which still needs £170,000.

The designs have been drafted by Gravity Engineering ltd, which is based locally in Hythe, and organisers hope that the new facility will be built at Woodside Park and replace the old metal ramps with a smoother, up-to-spec concrete park.

Although the designs will be subject to a further round of consultation, Skate Lymington are optimistic about their designs. Matt Totczyk, who is in charge of the project told the local newspaper “The chosen design offers something to everyone using the skatepark. It will make a unique venue on the south coast, unlike any other skateparks being built locally.”

Matt also acknowledged that the skatepark wouldn’t be possible without Lymington’s old Town Clerk, Steve Cridland, who backed the campaign.

The designs are being showcased on Saturday 11th April 2015 in order to get the local community feedback, and if all goes to plan, the new skatepark could be open by 2016.

If you’re local to Hampshire, you can follow Skate Lymington’s facebook page to keep track of the project.