Published Thursday, 2nd February 2023
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is investing in a bigger and better purpose-built skatepark in Preston Park, Tadworth, funded by our Preston regeneration programme.
Updated 13 March 2023
Work is due to start on the £150,000 refurbishment on the 20 March and the new skatepark is expected to be open early summer. The nearest alternative skatepark in the borough, while Preston Park skatepark is closed, will be in Priory Park, Reigate.
Responding to feedback from local young people, the revamped skatepark will be a social and safe space for all kinds of freewheeling adventures – on skateboards, scooters, bikes and wheelchair motorcross. There will also be a separate warm-up area, as well as seating for those who want to stay and watch the action.
Exciting new obstacles, such as jump boxes, rails and quarter pipes, designed to challenge different abilities, will provide the thrills and encourage riders to try new skills safely.
Councillor Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, says: “This is great news, whether you’re just getting started with a new skateboard or you’re a more practised rider looking to perfect new tricks. I’m delighted that people of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy this new facility and have the opportunity for adventure and risk-taking within a safe environment.”
The skatepark is being designed and installed by specialist skatepark company, Canvas, and will undergo a regular inspection regime to ensure it meets rigorous safety standards.