Porthleven’s Wheeled Sports Park (skate park) Consultation – Update

On Sunday, the Skate Park Group held its first public consultation on the three companies who have submitted a design for a new Wheeled Sports Park in Porthleven. The three companies are Maverick, Wheelscape and Canvas.

Previous to this, the group met with representatives of the three companies with user groups to outline the plan and requirement for the new park. The three designs are based on a build cost of £120k. The aim of the consultation was to decide by popular vote the prefered supplier, and from that, ask them to submit a final design.

The three designs are:

Maverick

Maverick

Maverick

Another angle

Another angle

Wheelscape’s Design

Canvas' Design

Wheelscape’s Design

Wheelscope's Design

Wheelscape’s Design

Canvas’ Design

Canvas' Design

Canvas’ Design

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Canvas’ Design

As you can see from the three designs, anyone of them would be fantastic for Porthleven. However, there can be only one who can actually build the park.

The consultation saw 76 people attended between the ages between 2 and 70! It shows this project has the support of all ages. In trying to understand the user groups, everyone who turned up was asked to give a few details, and from these details, the group could see the different needs and wheeled sports disciplines.

These details always make interesting reading.

1 to 10 17 Skate 17
10 to 20 22 Scoot 25
20 to 30 2 Ride 13
30 to 40 9 Roller Skate 2
40+ 18 Parent 28
Unknown 8 Grand Parent 5
Non User 5
Total 76
Gender
Male 49
Female 27

Of course, the team have counted the votes and know the result of the ‘so-far’ prefered company, but these details will not be released as there will be further consultation events planned in the next few weeks. One of these will be at Porthleven School firework event on the 30th October. After all the consultation has taken place, the prefered supplier will be made public.

This means those who could not attend the recent event still have the chance to have their say on the future wheeled sports park. Once built, this park will be the envy of many other towns, and something Porthleven’s young people can be proud of.

Residents young and older take part in the consultation

Residents young and older take part in the consultation

and one older, larger, possible user….

One larger, older user….

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