Case Study - Pencester Gardens Skatepark

Pencester Gardens Skatepark

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Following major refurbishment and an exciting upgrade of skateboard, BMX and in-line skating facilities within the park, Pencester Gardens Skatepark was Officially opened in March 2007.  

The leading edge skatepark in the heart of the town centre features a modern street design concept and follows partnership working between Dover District Council and Kent County Council, working with local young people in the Dover SK8/Extreme Sport Group and the Dover District Youth Forum.

Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC Cabinet Member for Property Management said: "We are very grateful to local skaters who have put a lot of time into working with us on this project, and who have been extremely creative in developing and supporting this new look skatepark."

The skatepark was funded by the KCC Dover Local Board and Barclays through their Spaces for Sports initiative. Barclays Spaces for Sports is a three year £30 million programme which is a partnership between Barclays, Groundwork and the Football Foundation. The aim of the programme is to create safe high quality accessible areas for local people to enjoy sporting activities.

The skatepark was officially opened by Cllr Brian Cope, Dover Local Board Chairman, Cllr Pat Heath,Chairman of Dover District Council and staff from the local Barclays Bank, Jo Roy, Sadie Golding, Theresa Thomson, and featured a display from local skaters and BMX'ers.

Jo Roy, Manager of the local Barclays branch in Dover said: “Barclays has been delighted to support this site with a £50,000 donation from our Spaces for Sports initiative. I hope that the skatepark gives a lot of people a lot of pleasure for a long time to come."

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Skateboarders at opening event

Pencester Gardens Skatepark

Pencester Gardens Skatepark


 

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