Plans for a leading skate park in Moor Park submitted

Posted on - 8th November, 2011 - 9:07am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment

artists impression of moor park skate park


Plans for a skate park in a historic Preston park have been submitted by the council.

A part of Moor Park opposite Deepdale stadium will be developed to allow skateboarding, inline skating and BMXing.

An application, submitted by Preston council, claims the development “will improve and expand the range of existing recreational and sporting facilities in the park.”

As well as a skate park the land around the car park off Sir Tom Finney Way will also be re-landscaped with new footpaths and tree planting.

The large skate park, due to cost around £250,000, has been proposed due to a lack of high quality skating facilities being identified by young people in and around Preston.

The council application states the plans have been drawn up in conjunction with the Preston Skatepark Project (PSP).

A spokesman for the group said: “The project has really picked up pace over the past twelve months and we are hoping that the planning permission goes through. This would then enable the group along with the council and partners to deliver a flagship skatepark for the city and region.”

close up view of artist impression of moor park skate park

It proposes the following skating features:

  • a recreation of an empty disused swimming pool of 1970s California
  • replica China banks
  • variety of flat bank and transitioned hips/wedges
  • skateable 3D Preston Guild logo
  • hubba and handrail
  • flow bowl area

It has also drawn support from English Heritage, the Friends of Moor Park and the Neighbourhood policing team for Deepdale.

A council spokesman said the council was seeking “external” sources of funding for the project.

The plans are on display on the council website and will go to the planning committee on Monday 5th December.

If you wish to comment on the application you can write to the Planning Department, Environment Directorate, Lancastria House, 77-79 Lancaster Road, Preston, Pr1 2RH or email You must include the application number 06/2011/0874 in any correspondence. All representations must be made by 26th November 2011.

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