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New skate park given the thumbs up by young skateboarders, scooter riders and BMX bikers

PUBLISHED: 10:09 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:15 17 April 2019

Sheringham Skate Park committee chairman Rob Sayles at The Strip with young scooter riders.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Skate Park committee chairman Rob Sayles at The Strip with young scooter riders. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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A skate park built to replace a previous facility demolished to make way for a new £10.7 million leisure centre taking shape at Sheringham has given the seal of approval by young skateboarders, scooter riders and BMX bikers.

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The design of the £150,000, wave-shaped park behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road, was based on a 'wish list' submitted to Dorset-based concrete skate park specialists Maverick.

The park is made up of three main sections, including a main area with steps for 'street riding', as well as quarter-pipe slope at one end and a curved 'bowl' at the other.

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Skate Park committee chairman Rob Sayles, who has been involved with the park for more than ten years, said the new facility was a “massive improvement” that had exceeded all expectations.

“The kids absolutely love it and I don't think anyone envisaged how much bigger and better it would be than the old one,” he added.

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham's new 'The Strip' skate park, which has opened behind Splash Leisure Centre, on Weybourne Road. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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