Work is well and truly underway to get the Radcliffe on Trent skatepark in Nottingham back up and running after months of closure. Everyone has pulled together to resurface and tweak the original R.O.T skatepark which is now looking great. The reopening celebration will be happening on Sunday 28th May (bank holiday weekend) 12pm – 6pm so make sure to get down there if you are around.
This is a family friendly event and a way to celebrate what a community can do together. The day will feature live music, food and drink, various stalls, raffles and much more.
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On Sunday 28th May, Radcliffe-on-Trent Skatepark will be hosting a re-opening event to celebrate its 20th anniversary! In summer of 2016 the Skatepark was deemed unsafe to use, and was closed down. A team of volunteers have spent hours fundraising, then repairing the Skatepark to make sure it can be used again.
Radcliffe-on-Trent Skatepark was founded in 1997 as an antidote to youth boredom in the village, where previously there had only been play parks for younger children. In its twenty years the Skatepark has provided a training ground for a number of semi-professional riders and skaters, and has been enjoyed by thousands of people. When it closed down, the community came together to get it up and running again, fundraising over £2500 with an online campaign. The long-term intention is to gain funding for a concrete Skatepark to replace the existing wooden structures, ensuring its longevity.
The Skatepark is a special part of the community; it is the chosen location for two memorial benches – one for the founder – David Hunnam – who died two years ago, and the other for Jack Archer – a local school boy who died last year in a road accident. Additionally, two of the ramps are named after a child – Kieran Hancock, and at the re-opening event there will be a new memorial wall mural unveiled for local man – Kiefer Davies ‘The village is very proud of the Skatepark. The Parish Council were overwhelmed by the support of local residents to help reopen as soon as possible. It really was a community effort, working together, that demonstrated how loved the Skatepark is by all.’ – Alice Tomlinson, Parish Councillor for Radcliffe-on-Trent.
The re-opening will be a positive celebration of this amazing community space loved by many. There will be music, food and drink, a hand print mural workshop for children, bouncy castles, Skatepark merchandise, and an opportunity to input into the future design of the concrete park. County Councillor Kay Cutts has long been a supporter of the Skatepark and has confirmed that she will be attending the Re-Opening Event.