admin | August 28, 2009
It’s all go for the skate park launch party next week on the 1st September where it all kicks off at 11am and ending around 3pm.
Free entry to the park and it has been confirmed there is going to be fish and chips available, ice cream van, face painting for the little ones and plenty of cakes on a stall run by the Christ Church next to the park.
There will be a skate and BMX competitions with Prizes, there are three age categories under 12, under 15 and 16+. Register before 11:45am to take part in the competitions which will be held at 1:00pm.
The opening ceremony will be taking place at noon with speeches by councillor Doreen Savage and Joan Sennington who as ex mayor had the skatepark as her chosen charity and has a part of the park named after her, affectionately known as Joan’s Hip! A representative from the FSA committee will give thanks and a young person Peter Ball will speak on behalf of the young people. The mayor will be present at the ceremony and it wont be a traditional ribbon cutting! This is an event for the whole community to celebrate, and we hope to see you there.
Link to Launch Party poster designed by young people, go on print one off and put it in your window.
Rosie | July 18, 2009
On Monday FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk was granted access to the Felixstowe Skatepark construction site on Orwell Green to take some new close up images of the build. I was allowed to walk completely around the main area of the park to be able to get some great images that display just how much progress has been made in only 7 weeks.
The first few photos below are some wide shot images at different positions around the main area showing the development of the entire sunken concrete structure. Next are wide shots next to close up images of the ledges and ramps from a range of angles around the site to display the location with a more detailed view.
After the long shoot around the construction site, I was able to talk to some of the construction workers who confirmed to FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk that the park should be finished in roughly 3 weeks time! So it’s great news that hopefully in August we will finally be able to enjoy the completed skatepark.
Each week leading up to the completion we will enter the site and take more close up photos in our Construction Site Specials to record the last stages of the build, so stay tuned!
Photos by Rosie Graves
Rosie | July 14, 2009
Time has gone by fast since our photos at the end of May in the very first week of the build. It’s now mid July and, as the photos below show, the constructors are significantly making way into the final skatepark design. At this stage it is even clear to see the shape of the ramps that are being prepared to be sprayed with concrete.
Check back here later this week to see close up shots from within the construction site itself, here at FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk.
Photos by Rosie Graves