Jack Micklewright, senior designer from Freestyle Skateparks Ltd, holding up the design of Bolton’s new town centre skate park.
Work on Bolton’s new £180,000 town centre skate park will start this week.
In order to build the new park, the existing one on Dawes Street will close from Wednesday, September 17.
The work is expected to take approximately 12 weeks, subject to weather conditions.
The existing steel facility in Dawes Street will be replaced by a larger concrete state of the art skate park. The new design will see it extended across the street, into a nearby car park and the footpath to Morrisons will be diverted.
Freestyle Skateparks Ltd based in Hertfordshire, is building the skate park and the design has had input from a range of park users. A group of 12 were involved in the selection process for Freestyle and in the design.
The space has been specifically designed to accommodate all disciplines, skill and age levels together in one safe place.
The current skate park opened in 2007 and since then has grown in popularity.
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, said: “It’s great news that work is starting on the skate park. We do appreciate that this will mean that for a few months the skate park users will be left without a facility and I’d like to thank them in advance for their patience.”