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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
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
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
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
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
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
Butlocks Heath (Managed by Hound Parish Council)
Halfpipe with a 'Skatelite Pro' ride surface.
Knowle Park (Managed by Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish
Selection of street course equipment with a 'Skatelite Pro' ride
are maintained by the Council’s StreetScene Service. Damage or
works required can be reported by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 02380 688440.
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