Preston’s newest skatepark now has a date for its grand opening.
The state-of-the-art park will be opened on September 13 at midday.
The project is at Moor Park and has been the subject of a £320,000 contract. The grade-II listed park is seeing more than £2 million spent on restoration works, including the building of the skate park.
Preston Skatepark Project have been campaigning for a major skate park in the city for more than 12 years.
Bob Frost from Preston Skatepark Projects, said: “The skate park has been a 12 year campaign and we, as a user group, are thrilled that our vision will finally be realised.
“Skateboarding offers those kids that don’t want to play team sports an alternative active lifestyle, when they want to do it, and on their own terms.”
Music on the day will be provided by Karl Yates and there will be a host of competitions, prizes and other activities to make the launch a proper event.
The skatepark was designed by Freestyle and has received funding from numerous sources that you can read about here.
You can also check out how the park is shaping up below.