Swanage Skatepark Community Project

Swanage Skatepark has a long history of community support led by Lorna Haines. Thanks to Lorna’s dedication and fundraising efforts over several decades, the Skatepark has been enjoyed by many generations of young people.

A large portion of the ramps became unsafe and were removed by Swanage Town Council in February 2023 but there weren’t any funds to replace them. This has created the opportunity for us to fundraise for new and improved equipment.

In Spring 2023 Swanage Skatepark Community Project was formed. We are a small group of volunteers and Swanage Skatepark users who care about the skatepark and are passionate about facilitating democratic consultation and design.

We know our community wants Swanage Skatepark! We ran a consultation survey over the summer in 2023 with 170 responses all in support of improving the skatepark and requesting community building events in this space. We created a design brief from the consultation survey that was distributed to ramp builders to provide quotes to help us set the fundraising target for our project.

We aim to raise £225k for new Skatelite ramps in the large empty space in the park, resurface a smaller section of the park that can be used for new ramps and cover the cost of new lighting.

Building community and a safe and inclusive space is important to us, as well as fundraising for new ramps and equipment we’ll be hosting events that will give people the opportunity to try wheel based sports for the first time increasing accessibility to underrepresented groups.

How Can You Help?

Make a donation by emailing swanageskatepark@gmail.com


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