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

Now that looks like a skatepark!

admin | July 28, 2009

I’ve not been in town for two weeks and when I finally got the chance to go and have a look at how the build of the skatepark was going; I could not believe my eyes. I’ve been waiting for this park a long time, and I know people that have been waiting for a skatepark in Felixstowe for over ten years. It’s so nice to see the concrete in the ground; the smooth curves of the transitions and it looks like a park that’s ready to skate!

As with whenever I go to see the park, my camera came with me and below I’ve included some of the best shots I took at the weekend. This includes some photographs of the earth bungs that will help to deaden the noise made on skatepark. I’ve also included a couple of shots to try and show the layout of the park and the equipment.

Photos by James Hume

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

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