Ealing consults on Acton Skate Park plan

Ealing Council is consulting on a proposal to build a new skate park in Acton Park, part of the council’s commitment to improving facilities for young people within the borough.

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 with just one in Ealing. Therefore skaters have to use non-designated public areas or travel to access such facilities.

The council’s approach aims to integrate the facility into the park providing a safe environment for users and encouraging spectators to enjoy watching the skills and dedication on display.

The council say their existing skate park facility near Gurnell Leisure Centre in Perivale is “a great place of interaction between people of all ages, older children helping and teaching younger ones and adults skating with their children”.

Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure said: “The current skate park we have is a fantastic facility that’s well used and gives young people a safe space to enjoy. We want to hear from local residents about our proposals to build a brand new skate park in Acton and I encourage everyone to have their say.

“We are committed to providing first-class facilities in the borough for young people taking part in sports. These proposals will give skaters a great space to enjoy and practice their sport in a safe environment and provide a real community asset.”

The consultation is open until 16 September 2017.

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