First look at skate park

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Fleetwood’s seafront skate park is a step nearer reality with the image of how the new attraction will look being made public for the first time.

A sunken bowl design has been chosen for the skate park in place of more traditional ramps in order to provide something different from the rest of the Fylde coast.

With varying heights up to 6ft and a series of hips around the perimeter, the facility has been created to suit both beginners and the more experienced.

It will also be multi-functional for skateboards, scooters, bikes and skates.

The 19m by 12m skate park, in a corner of Marine Hall Gardens, is part of Wyre Council’s £1.5m Five For Fleetwood improvement scheme.

Plans were upgraded following a £20,000 donation from Fleetwood Town Council.

Coun Peter Murphy, cabinet member with responsibility for the Five For Fleetwood project, said: “The design is borne out of discussions with a working group of councillors and skaters themselves and it definitely makes the best use of available space and budget.

“We wanted to offer something a little different, something that would be well used and somehow fit into the surrounding landscape at the same time.

“We think we’ve achieved that, now we can’t wait to see it built and open.”

Coun Terry Rogers, chairman of Fleetwood Town Council, added: “It was our pleasure to contribute towards this great facility – another example of the two councils working together to enhance our seafront.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing young people from Fleetwood, in fact all over Wyre, making full use of the skate park once it opens.”

Work is due to start mid-March with an approximate completion date of late spring.

The Five for Fleetwood scheme also includes the restoration of Euston Park, improvements to the marine lakes to increase the potential for more watersports and the creation of an ecology park at Rossall.