The revised concept design for a new skatepark in Sandy was revealed this week, alongside news of another fundraising success.
Sandy’s City Council-appointed contractor Maverick Skateparks developed the potential design for the new skate facility, based on feedback from potential users during the initial design survey and at the recent Pride of Place event. by Sandy.
The updated design was produced listening to the needs of local riders of all kinds: skateboard, scooter and BMX.
A spokesperson for the Sandy Skatepark Project said: “We hope this vision better reflects their aspirations for the new skatepark.”
Maverick explained the concept behind the new design: “This revised design for Sandy reflects the strong desire for bowls and the many demands for a pumping track, merging these elements into a cohesive skatepark.
“A large central mini ramp with a ball end can be installed as part of the main park or independently as a mini ramp, while the orbital pump track can still function as a separate area.
“The outer pump run has gentle slopes that roll around on it, making it accessible to everyone and leading to ‘flyouts’, which are also placed in the mini ramp.
“Outside there is a ledge bank offering street style opportunities. The center area of the pump track has a small volcano / box.
“There are a multitude of flowing lines around the space and we hope this rather unique design will appeal to a wide range of users. “
Sandy Skatepark Project will continue to work with Maverick to develop the design, based on feedback from the community.
Hopefully, more face-to-face engagement sessions will be held in January to discuss the updated skatepark vision and work on a final design.
The project recently won its bid for another large grant from a company working in the region.
In addition to existing grants obtained from various organizations and companies, this brings the total funds raised for the project to date to over £ 110,000.
The Sandy Skatepark project team continues the fundraising work as more funds are still needed to achieve the goal of providing a new high quality concrete skatepark for Sandy.
Businesses that have funding opportunities that could support this important community asset and would like to get involved in the project should contact Sandy’s City Council.