Three new skate parks coming to Yeovil in 2023
Released On 23rd Dec 2022
The first of three Yeovil skate park redevelopments will begin in January.
South Somerset District Council has commissioned leading skate park designers Maverick Skate Parks to revamp three existing skating facilities at Oak Tree Park, Yew Tree and Milford Park. The new facilities will be constructed in state-of-the-art spray concrete and will provide features to satisfy a wide range of riders of all ages and abilities.
Currently, the three existing parks require extensive care and maintenance to keep them up to safety standards, predominately due to their metal structure and the upkeep they need. Now with approval from key stakeholders, Oak Tree Park will be the first to receive the upgrade and work is due to commence in January, with Yew Tree and Milford to follow and all three parks to be completed by spring 2023. Redevelopment of each park is estimated to take approximately 8-10 weeks.
The designs for each park follow public consultation earlier this year, where people were asked to submit their ideas and vision for each park. There was a great response and many of the ideas have influenced what the new parks will look like.
Councillor Mike Best, South Somerset District Council Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said, “We are very excited to bring these new updated, modern and innovative skate parks to our communities in Yeovil. We want to encourage riders of all abilities and ages to enjoy them and improve their skills in a safe and accessible environment. Maverick Designs’ previous track record for the very best in skate experiences across the UK is impressive, and we can’t wait to see the vision they’ve created for the three Yeovil skate parks become a reality.
Maverick Director Russ Holbert said, “Maverick are super excited to be involved with three new skatepark projects throughout Yeovil. These projects have been drawn up with local riders and are set to happen in the New Year. Each project is completely bespoke and will be built from spray concrete, the riders' material of choice. These facilities have been designed to appeal to all of the different riding disciplines and age ranges. Roll on 2023!
You can find out more about Maverick Skate Parks here.