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

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

Progress in the Third Week

Rosie | June 10, 2009

As mentioned in the last post, we are hoping to bring you photos each week to show the progress of the new skatepark. Although the weather isn’t quite as nice as the week before, the photos below, taken on Monday 8th June, begin to show the development of the sunken structure taking place.

Photos by Rosie Graves

Second Week of the Build

Rosie | June 2, 2009

Here at FelixstoweSkatepark.co.uk we aim to keep you as up to date as possible with the new skatepark’s construction taking place on the Orwell Green field. To do this every week we will be posting new photos of the site to show the improvements and progress so far. Take a look at the photos below taken on Sunday 31st May.

Photos courtesy of Rosie Graves and James Hume

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.