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Skate Parks in the Borough of Eastleigh

The skate parks are designed to provide sport activity for young people and include young people's seating areas.  They aim to offer a stimulating challenge to those children and young people who have a keen interest in the sport as well as BMX bike riding.

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Each site provides a localised area where young people can safely congregate and entertain themselves without the fear of being ‘moved on’ by the Police or asked to leave by local residents. The sites provide access to a variety of recreational equipment, which has been chosen specifically to provide stimulating and challenging recreational opportunities for local young people. All the skate parks were developed in partnership with local young people and workshops were held to select the equipment for each site.  Residents and stakeholders were consulted on these proposals prior to the installation of these facilities.

 

Freespace (Managed by Eastleigh Borough Council)

The new BMX track at Freespace was opened in May 2011. The track consists of jumps, bumps and berms (banked corners) and start hill. It is open to riders of all ages, boys and girls. The excitement and popularity of BMX racing captured the imagination of the International Olympic Committee, and at Beijing, China and it became an Olympic Sport for the first time.

Freespace has an excellent, challenging street course area and a concrete bowl providing even greater challenges. The street course equipment is constructed of metal with a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface which are suitable for BMX riders, inline skaters and skateboarders.

 

Hiltingbury Recreation Ground Skate Area (Managed by eastleigh Borough Council)

Hiltingbury Recreation Ground has a skate area at the top end of the field near Hiltingbury Road. The skate area contains a half pipe, 2 quarter pipes, fun box, grind rail and grind box. It provides equipment for all abilities enabling beginners and the more practiced to enjoy challenging rides. The area is lit at night by solar powered lamps providing the opportunity to skate till 9.00pm. A teen shelter also adjoins the skate area. The area has a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface.

 

Fleming Park Skate Area (Managed by DC Leisure)

Fleming Park skate area is next to the children’s play area and contains twin ramps, driveway and half pipe. The skate area has been designed to provide challenges for users of all abilities. A teen shelter also adjoins the skate area. The half pipe has a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface.

 

Glebe Meadow Recreation Ground Skate Area (Managed by Eastleigh Borough Council)

Glebe Meadow recreation ground skate area contains a grind rail, quarter pipe, half pipe and jump ramp. It provides equipment for all abilities enabling beginners and the more practiced to enjoy challenging rides. This site is also lit by solar powered lamps providing the opportunity to skate till 9.00pm. A teen shelter also adjoins the skate area.

 

Pilands Wood Skate Area (Managed by Bursledon Parish Council)

Pilands wood skate area contains quarter pipes, flat bank, grind rails, driveway and spine all in one unit. It is in a fully enclosed area providing equipment for all abilities enabling beginners to develop there skills. All the equipment and ride surfaces are metal. The ride surface is 'Rampskin'.

 

Greta Park (Managed by Hedge End Town Council)

New (June 2011) concrete halfpipe.

 

Pavilion Road (Managed by Hedge End Town Council)

Selection of all metal street course equipment and during July 2011 there will be a selection of new challenging concrete equipment.

 

Butlocks Heath (Managed by Hound Parish Council)

Halfpipe with a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface.

 

Knowle Park (Managed by Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council)

Selection of street course equipment with a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface.

                          

 

These facilities are maintained by the Council’s StreetScene Service. Damage or works required can be reported by emailing streetscene@eastleigh.gov.uk or calling 02380 688440.

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