Southgate Skate Park renovation - ideas wanted

Crawley Borough Council cabinet member for wellbeing Cllr Chris Mullins at the skatepark in Southgate Playing Fields - picture submitted by the council
Crawley Borough Council cabinet member for wellbeing Cllr Chris Mullins at the skatepark in Southgate Playing Fields - picture submitted by the council

Local skateboarders, bike riders and skaters are being asked for their opinions on how to renovate Southgate Skate Park.

Crawley Borough Council and Crawley Freestyle Association (CFA) have been working together to improve the skate park and have recently installed a jump box, which they say has been warmly received by park users.

Attention is now on the site of the old half pipe, which was taken out due to it being too badly damaged to repair, leaving the space available for something new.

In the coming weeks, council staff and CFA members will be on-site to talk to skate park users and discuss options about what to put in the space. They will be at the skate park on:

Tuesday 21 June from 3-6pm

Saturday 25 June from 2-5pm

Tuesday 28 June from 5-8pm

Councillor Chris Mullins, cabinet member for wellbeing, said: “It is important for the council to create a skate park that suits the needs of the people that use it most. I urge all residents to meet with staff to ensure that their ideas are heard.”

For those who cannot make any of the three sessions, an online questionnaire will be available at http://www.crawley.gov.uk/skatepark from June 21.

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