A £120,000 project by East Dunbartonshire Council to build a new state-of-the-art skate park in Milngavie has been opened.
The skate park, located within Lennox Park, replaces the existing skate park which was originally installed in 2005.
The fabulous new facility has been designed to meet the needs of both inexperienced and experienced users - each with their own designated zone - and provide a resource that can be enjoyed by people of all ages on skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.
The Council project was developed with the assistance of the Milngavie Community Development Trust (MCDT) and the pupils of Douglas Academy, who helped choose the winning design. It was developed as part of the Council’s Open Space Strategy, and was funded by the Council’s Capital investment programme.
The Council's Streetscene Technical Support team then worked with the contractor, Bendcrete -one of the UK'S foremost companies in the delivery of quality skate park facilities - to develop the new skate park.
Councillor Gibbons, convenor of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "I'm delighted that this exciting project has now been completed and I’d like to thank the Trust and pupils from Douglas Academy for all their assistance and hard work in helping to make sure Lennox Park is improved for residents and visitors.
“Since this facility has opened keen skaters, scooter and BMX riders from all over East Dunbartonshire and central Scotland have been using the impressive new facility and feedback from these users has been very positive.
"I hope it will help attract more people to the park and help ensure it continues to be an excellent resource for local skaters and bikers for many years to come."
Skate park user Scott McMillan is delighted with the new facility.
Scott said, “The new skate park is a great use of the limited space within Lennox Park and caters to a lot of different sports with a good mixture of obstacles.
“The park is very good and built to a good standard and the locals who use it all speak highly of it and are overjoyed with the new park.”
Callum Christie, chair of MCDT, added, “It’s great to see so many people enjoying the new skate park with scooters, bikes and skateboards.
“The Council asked the Community Development Trust to help with the consultation for a new design, with local school kids and young adults with skate park experience. The majority chose the same design, and it’s a tribute to their young minds that this new area is such a success.”
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