Public have had their say on new skate park plans

Young people have been having their say on plans for a new skate park in Rhyl.

More than 200 people got involved in a consultation to give users the chance to influence the new skate park’s design and location.

Almost three quarters (71%) of those who responded wanted it located on the promenade.

Toilets and a cafe were the main amenities people thought would be useful to have near the new skate park which will include state-of-the-art ramps and equipment.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “It has been fantastic to see more than 200 people get involved with our consultation on the plans for the new skate park.

“I’d like to thank all those who took the time to share their creative ideas to help co-design the new facility.

“The overwhelming feeling amongst users is for it to be located in a central location and which is easily accessible.

“We will now proceed with the detailed design following the consultation feedback.

“The full results of the consultation will be shared later this summer.”

A planning application for the skate park is expected to be completed in the autumn and work will start early in 2018, with a view to it being available for the summer months.

The current skate park will be unavailable from Monday, September 18 due to the commencement on the construction of the waterpark.

Although the existing skate park will be out of use for a number of months, which is unavoidable, we are confident the new ‘state of the art’ modern skate park will be well worth waiting for.


Posted on Friday 11th August 2017