Skateboarding News

Whitby skatepark gets contractor

Whitby’s long battle to get a skatepark built in the town could see it finished by Easter, as Freestyle has given approval by Scarborough Council to be the contractor for the project and has been working with councillors on the design of the park.

Councilor Joe Plant, who has been pushing the project since it started, said “The youngsters have been waiting for a long time for this skate park and now it is to become reality for them. It is about time we gave something for the youngsters to do, after all it is a healthy sport and it is better for them rather than becoming a couch potato.”

The five-year project will cost £150,000 with the design expected to be as close as possible to the input from the local skaters.