Contractor awarded deal for Preston skate park in restoration bid

Pleased: Coun Robert Boswell
Pleased: Coun Robert Boswell
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One of the UK’s leading skate park construction companies, Freestyle, has been awarded the contract to build a regional skate park as part of the Moor Park restoration.

The £320,000 skate park project is part of a £2.2million scheme to improve Moor Park, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Big Lottery, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and the University of Central Lancashire.

The skate park has been developed in partnership with Preston Skatepark Projects, a community group representing the skaters of Preston.

Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “Building the skate park is only the start of the major restoration work to be carried out at Moor Park.

“The skate park will be centrally located in the park with good public transport links and car parking, providing an attraction for young people and their families from across Lancashire and the North West.

“The iconic facility will benefit tens of thousands of children, young people and adults of all abilities and ethnic diversities, and provides another visitor attraction to enhance Preston’s offer.”

Bob Frost from Preston Skatepark Projects, added:“The skate park has been a 12 year campaign and we, as a user group, are thrilled that our vision will finally be realised.”