In partnership with Tring Town Council, we are investing in Tring Skatepark in Pound Meadow, Tring, and are giving local residents and skatepark users an opportunity to put across their views and suggestions.
Tring Skatepark, was first installed over 20 years ago and comprises a number of metal ramps on a tarmac base. When initially put in place, it was in line with the facilities of the time, but since then has been surpassed by other venues as well as nearing the end of its useable lifespan.
Down to the hard work of the current skatepark users and Tring Youth Council, including presenting to Tring Town Council in September 2020, funding has been agreed in partnership between ourselves and Tring Town Council to renew the skateboarding facilities and make it fit for purpose for users of today, tomorrow and future years.
An initial design has been put together but it is important to gather the views and input from the community, including current users of the skatepark. This will then be used to feed into the final design, which will be used as part of a tender exercise for selecting a supplier to take this renewal forward.
The design is looking at a concrete skatepark, which will be quieter than the current metal facilities, as well as providing a better surface to skate on, be more hard wearing and require less maintenance. As part of the renewal, the intention is to remove the current fence that is around the skatepark to open it up more and be a friendlier venue.
The survey can be viewed on our Tring Skatepark consultation page. The closing date for responses is 5pm on Wednesday 1 December 2021.