Skaters turn out in force for Exmouth skate park opening

PUBLISHED: 09:00 31 October 2018

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

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The new skate park offers a good mixture of street obstacles, as well as a wide mini ramp for users who want to get some air.

Skaters and BMX riders flocked to Exmouth last week to be some of the first to try out the town’s new skate park.

The official opening of Phear Park’s new skate park on Friday (October 26) featured demonstrations by professional riders, including BMXers Scott Hamlin and Harry Boucher, skateboarders Callum and Kieron Waterton, and Jake Sparham, as well as scooter rider Danny Miles.

Riders of all ages and abilities turned up for a chance to win some ‘rad’ prizes, such as tickets for skate and BMX festival NASS, boards, t-shirts, backpacks, bike frames and scooter parts.

The project, led by East Devon District Council, started with the demolition of the old wooden equipment in June 2018 and construction of the replacement concrete skate park by specialists Maverick Industries Ltd started on July 9.

(L to R) Councillor Tom Wright, Megan Armstrong, Andrew Moulding, Pauline Stott and Alan Dent.(L to R) Councillor Tom Wright, Megan Armstrong, Andrew Moulding, Pauline Stott and Alan Dent.

The new skate park cost £150,000 and was paid for by East Devon District Council.

It has been designed so that should additional funding become available, it can be expanded to fill the site.

Maverick's Russ Holbert enjoying a celebration of skating at the skate park's opening.Maverick's Russ Holbert enjoying a celebration of skating at the skate park's opening.

Holly Bell,10, Charlie Bell, 8, and their mum Sally Bell, 40.Holly Bell,10, Charlie Bell, 8, and their mum Sally Bell, 40.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.The official opening of Exmouth's new Skate Park.

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