Launch Party

admin | August 28, 2009

Felixstowe Skatepark Launch Party PosterIt’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.

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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

Beginning of Week 7

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

Welcome to the new website

admin | January 24, 2009

Hello and welcome to the new look Felixstowe Skatepark website. Sorry if you have trouble viewing the website or finding the information you need in these early days. The website should be fully up and running within the next few days. It’s hoped that this new website will enable us to bring you up to date news about the Felixstowe Skatepark project faster and also give you the chance to easily post your comments and thoughts.