Supervised Skate Park Session Enjoyed by All Ages
Kingston Road Recreation Ground's newly refurbished skate park played host to a celebratory free event at the weekend, which saw a range of ages thrilled by the facility's ramps and rails on a skateboard, BMX or scooter. The supervised sessions, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 13 October, were open to all abilities and led by experienced instructors from Team Rubicon.
Both the playground and skate park at the recreation ground in Leatherhead have received a comprehensive and welcomed overhaul in recent months, with work having completed in August. The challenging new skate park facilities designed by CANVAS features an exciting mixture of traditional features, including a bowl section, grind rails, spine ramp and flat bank, in addition to alternative play options like table tennis and table football.
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) was delighted to welcome the support and expertise of UK Action Sports School, Team Rubicon, during the day's activities, which saw young people encouraged to try out the new facilities even if they had never ridden a skateboard, BMX or scooter before. The morning split into two sessions for beginners aged 10 and younger and 11 and older to enjoy. The afternoon began with intermediate sessions held for all ages from 1pm, and the well-attended event came to a close with a free-ride session, overseen by Team Rubicon's coaches.
This most recent fun and inclusive activity to be held at Kingston Road swiftly follows a hugely popular family fun event held to celebrate the opening of the refurbished pirate-themed playground, designed by Kompan. That event took place on Thursday 30 August 2018 and drew hundreds of local residents to a sun-soaked recreation ground to participate in the range of activities on offer at 'Fun at Kingston "Wreck"', hosted by MVDC, Surrey Police and B@titude.
Councillor Vivienne Michael, Leader of MVDC, said: "Our event held at Kingston Road Recreation Ground is the culmination of around eight months work, centred around meeting the needs of residents. The process started by asking the local community which playground and skate park designs they wanted built, and it has concluded with us inviting the local community to events to showcase the new facilities they helped choose. We will continue to invest in the provision of play facilities across the district to benefit the social and physical wellbeing of young people in Mole Valley".