Skatepark set for ‘wheelie’ good re-launch

Published April 28, 2017 at 11:17

Bank Holiday Monday will see the re-opening of the borough’s skatepark.

Junction 4 Skatepark in Darwen has undergone a refurbishment as part of a handover to volunteers by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Re-opening on Monday, May 1st, the skatepark will provide extra sessions and activities including scooter, skateboard, BMX and in-line skating lessons and meets.

The new organisers also plan to increase the number of competitions attracting regional and national competitors. Plans are also being drawn up for a café bar and entertainment activities.

Anthony Ramsey, facilities manager, who has years of experience in skateparks all over the country, said:

We are really looking forward to holding more competitions and meet-ups which will bring people from all over the country, and which should be a really good thing for the local economy.

This is a great skatepark and we want to build on that and make it a real destination for local people and from all over.”

Fees to the skatepark have changed – Annual membership is now £15 per year and a three-hour session is £6 for members and £8 for non-members. The rise will support the running costs of the centre.

Junction 4 Skatepark is based at the former Blackburn Rovers Sports Academy building next to Darwen Vale High School on Blackburn Road.

For more information go to www.junction4skatepark.org.uk/ or call (01254) 705954.

 

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