Hereford Skatepark recognised as one of the best in England by UK's number one female skateboarder

Hereford Skatepark recognised as one of the best in England by UK's number one female skateboarder

Harry While skateboarding at Hereford Skatepark. Pic: James Maggs.

Skateboarders at the Holmer Road park.Pic: James Maggs.

Brian Stephens with Jason Dare and skateboarders and BMX fanatics using the park.Pic: James Maggs.

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HEREFORD'S skatepark has been recognised as one of the best in England by the UK’s number one female skateboarder.

In an article for the Guardian, Lucy Adams lists the city's volunteer-run skatepark as one of her favourites.

The Holmer Road skatepark has been popular – pulling in large crowds of keen boarders and BMXers – since it opened initially as a street course in 2009.

A large bowl section was then added before the third phase, a street section around the park, was completed in December 2012.

It is now one of the biggest in the country and has attracted users, including professionals, from around the UK.

The skatepark is a community project, and is owned and managed by a charitable company – Wheeled Sports 4 Hereford Ltd.

All money raised from grants, donations and profits goes back into running the park.

Other parks that made Lucy Adams' top five were Ramp City in Blackpool, Radlands Plaza in Northampton, The Level in Brighton and Projekts in Manchester.

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5:05pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mizza21 says...

I regularly get up there. Of course the kids hate it coz I get in their way on my mobility scooter but I can drop in and and out with the best of em.
I regularly get up there. Of course the kids hate it coz I get in their way on my mobility scooter but I can drop in and and out with the best of em. mizza21
  • Score: 3

7:57am Wed 20 Aug 14

Herefordboy says...

When this was first built I thought ,what a waste of money and it will just be a hangout for dropouts and druggies. But I am pleased to see it gets used as much as it does and they all seem to enjoy it and behave themselves.
When this was first built I thought ,what a waste of money and it will just be a hangout for dropouts and druggies. But I am pleased to see it gets used as much as it does and they all seem to enjoy it and behave themselves. Herefordboy
  • Score: 5

11:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

Yes well done Cllr. Lloyd-Hayes. for having the vision for this.
Yes well done Cllr. Lloyd-Hayes. for having the vision for this. Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: 1

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