The project involves the funding of a skate park at the linear park Fairlane, Dungarvan to provide facilities for young people under the Basic Services Measure of the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014 -2022.
The 600m2 facility developed by Dungarvan Skatepark Company is constructed in concrete and combines elements of bowl and street plaza features. It has been designed with the specific needs of skateboarders in mind with input from Waterford Comhairle na nÓg and local skateboarders.
The input from the skateboarders was very much taken on board and today the skaters can effortlessly complete their ollies, frontside 180s, laser flips and kick flips in the bowl section, while at the street plaza area, skaters and riders can negotiate street obstacles such as stairs, railings and benches.
This is the first of its kind in Dungarvan and offers a unique proposition as part of an overall development that will include a learn to cycle track, a BMX pump track and an open air performance area.