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City Approves £750,000 Plan For Skateboard Park

posted 11 Dec 2008, 01:23 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 11 Dec 2008, 01:25 ]

City Planners today passed the Council's proposals to create a Skatepark at Edinburgh's Saughton Park. City Sports Leader Deidre Brock described it as a "momentous decision", since the £750,000 project has taken a ten year effort to find a site.

Previous attempts to create a skatepark failed at Inverleith Park 2006 because of a local bylaw issue and at the Meadows in 2003 because of the park's conservation area status.

"Now we'll press ahead with our designers to make sure we get the best possible facility on this ideal site," said Brock.

The 2100m2 facility will incorporate beginner areas, intermediate ramps and challenging competition standard features and is intended for use by children and beginners as well as X-Games standard experts.

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