Acton Skate Park opens

The new Acton Skatepark is to get an fficial opening during April 2019.

The event in Acton Park will celebrate that the main construction work at the popular Skate Park is now complete and the facility open and receiving great feedback from skaters and park users.

The council has worked closely with the Ealing Skate association, the Apple community facility and the local skating community to create a high quality, safe skatepark within the area for all to enjoy.

It boasts open bowls perfect for skateboarding, alongside a plaza section suitable for all ages. The facilities are free to use and have been designed to provide an ideal place for skateboarding and for those who enjoy watching the skills and dedication on display.

Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for finance and leisure said: “I’m delighted to see Acton Skatepark open for young people to enjoy and I encourage everyone to come along to the opening event to see what it is all about.

“Despite the popularity of skateboarding and its recent adoption as an Olympic sport, there are very few dedicated skate parks in the west London area. This is now the second in Ealing – meaning young people have even better access to suitable facilities and do not have to travel so far to practice and enjoy skateboarding. I am confident that, like our existing Skatepark at the Gurnell Leisure Centre, Acton Skatepark will prove popular with residents, provide a safe environment to take part in sports and represent a real community asset for the local area.

“I hope that the opening of yet another first-class facility for sports will give young people here in Ealing further opportunities to adopt healthier lifestyles.”

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