Work begins on new Corby skate park

A planning picture of the new skate park.
A planning picture of the new skate park.

Youngsters in Corby’s Danesholme estate are in for a ‘wheelie’ good New Year after work began today (Monday) to build a brand new skate park in the area.

An area of land to the rear of the Danesholme Infant School and near to the Multi-Use Games Area will be used to build the new skate park, which will include a half pipe, jump box (1/4 pipe to flat bank), volcano, roll in for jump box and a hubba ledge, with work expected to be complete by early February.

Funding for the skate park of £75k was secured and awarded through WREN, a not for profit business that awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK.

The funding was granted following initial funds being raised from Corby Council, Northamptonshire County Council’s Empowering Councillors Fund via Cllr Mary Butcher, former councillor Chris Stanbra and the Danesholme Community Centre.

Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Just last week we started work on three new play areas in Corby through successful funding from WREN and now we look forward to starting the build of a brand new skate park.

“We know through the success of Adrenaline Alley that skate parks are very popular and we are pleased, along with partners, to be able to provide this facility for the community in Danesholme.”

Managing Director of WREN, Peter Cox, said: “WREN is committed to funding the projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families.

“The new Danesholme Skate Park project will provide a fantastic space for local people to get outdoors and have some fun.

“We’re delighted to have supported Corby Council to make this happen and I’m sure that everyone will enjoy the new skate park.”