March 6, 2015
Residents of Peacehaven rejoice as the town celebrates the newly opened Peacehaven skatepark, called ‘Zero Degrees‘, with a skate jam on Saturday.
The event is free for everyone and takes place at the skatepark in Piddinghoe Avenue at 11am, although the jam doesn’t start until midday. Locals hope that the brand new skatepark will attract skaters and BMX from the surrounding villages and will be popular enough to rival The Level in Brighton.
The event will also feature displays, competitions, food, drinks and music. Local Lewes District Council’s Big Parks project officer, Chris Bibb told the Sussex Express: “We are extremely pleased with the skatepark’s design and construction – it really is the best new one in the South East.
“It is already being well used by the community and is a great improvement on the tired equipment that existed before. It is a park for Peacehaven to be proud of.”
Peacehaven Town Council oversaw the construction as part of its Big Parks Project. The new skatepark has replaced old features with a brand new concrete bowl and a mix of jumps and ramps, including all the traditional staples, and oddly enough, a sundial. Definitely worth checking out then!
The council hopes that the mixture of sizes of the ramps and jumps will mean the park can be enjoyed by everyone of all abilities, including skaters, BMXers, inline skaters, and the scooter crew. There is also an area for spectators and graffiti artists.
The Big Parks Project awarded the skatepark £100,000 of the required funding, and The Veolia Environmental Trust awarded £70,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund.