Park Opening Update

admin | August 13, 2009

The park is now in the last stages of construction with work still to be completed on the CCTV and Floodlights. We’ve been informed by Suffolk Coastal District Council that we are waiting for the electrical hook up so the CCTV and Flood lighting can be connected. They are trying their best to hurry this along and have been told this is likely to be done in the next two weeks. This puts the park on schedule still to for the official opening which has been confirmed again by Suffolk Coastal as being on Tuesday 1st of September between 11am and 3pm. However, until the work is finished skatepark will remain a construction site and we urge people for their own safety to be patient and wait for the parks completion before using it. If we receive any more information we will post an update here on the Felixstowe Skatepark website.

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Park Near to Completion

Rosie | August 9, 2009

These photos taken at the end of week 9, show the park nearing its end stages. The benches, main outer surface and flood light posts are in place.

Reports have come in that some people have already skated in the park. Please DO NOT enter the construction site, as it is still very dangerous even if it looks nearly completed, there are heavy machinery and dangerous materials around, which could cause injuries. Breaking the fences to get in is also not acceptable! There is not much longer until the park will be open to the public (beginning of September according to sources from Level Two), so please wait out that little longer and enjoy it safely. Thank you!

Photos by Rosie Graves

In Comes the Concrete

Rosie | July 23, 2009

Last week the main structure of the skatepark was beginning to show, but this week at the construction site, the main focus is on the surfaces. The photos below show the workers spraying the concrete to continue to produce the smooth walls, lips and main bowl of the park.

Photos by Rosie Graves

Construction Site Special #1

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