Porthleven skate park

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Porthleven skate park

Porthleven skate park

Porthleven Skatepark Project By Porthleven Skatepark Project

We are going to build a quality skate park in Porthleven which is approved by the local skating communiity and will last so that future generations of skaters can enjoy it.

Porthleven Idea stage

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Porthleven is a small fishing harbour in South West Cornwall, it is a small village with a BIG community. For the youth of the village the local skate park is a vital part of the landscape and it is heavily used.

It is the mix in ages that makes the skate park such an important place. Teenagers get a bad reputation, but at the skate park I have only ever witnessed the older kids help and encourage the younger kids. It's a place you can express yourself, push yourself to new limits, achieve spectacular things you never imagined you could do.

The problem is the skate park is in a bad way, it was built with metal ramps, and constant use has taken it's toll. The ramps have holes in so it is becoming dangerous to ride.

We are a group of skaters, parents and members of the local community that aim to raise funds to build a new skate park, we want to include the local skaters in the design to ensure we build a lasting, credible park that can be ridden by all ages for years to come.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will remove the old dangerous ramps
  • We will build a new park that will last
  • We will resurface the area
  • We will involve the local skate community to ensure the park is built right
  • We will set up a comitee to further improve the park and maintain it

Why it's a great idea:

The skate park is a vital place for the youth of Porthleven. It is a place that is theirs. It's a place to express youself, to push yourself harder to achieve things you never thought you could do, it is a place where you learn to try and try again until you get it right, its a place where the young kids learn from the older kids and are encouraged to overcome their fear and "go for it". Its a place they care enough about to take an active part in making it better.

It's a place thats falling apart, it's a place that is becoming dangerous, it's a place we need to rebuild, it's a place where future generations should be able to skate/scoot.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will raise the necessary funds
  • We will invlove the local skate community to ensure money is well spent
  • We wil instruct a professional skate park design/build company to do the job right
  • We will engage with the local council at every step along the way

Location Porthleven

Porthleven has £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Tarmac skatepark with metal ramps in larger park area

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