Project Overview:

Our vision is to create something for the people of Margate to be proud of and give a safe community space to young people. Designed to cater for absolute beginners up to experienced skateboarders, the new recreation facility will regenerate the site on Ethelbert Crescent. The skatepark will be free to access and open to all, and act as a community hub bringing users of the park together as well as becoming a space where their friends and family can spend time too. There will be coaching on offer to help people improve their skills. It will also host events, workshops and other activities.


Project Outcomes:

This exciting skatepark will:

  • Give local young people something to do which is free.
  • Improve the mental and physical health of young people through socialising and activity. Giving people focus, purpose and a sense of achievement.
  • Improve attainment in education and employment.
  • Give local people a regionally significant community asset for the town to be proud of. Nurture world class skateboarders to further inspire the next generation.
  • Increase tourism – a destination skatepark will attract visitors to the town all year round.
  • Improve an underused space and bring it back to life. Bring more money into the local economy from outside the area.
  • Increase job opportunities for local people.

Next Steps:

  • An early market engagement exercise took place in February 2024 – a prospectus was issued with information about the scheme and interested parties were invited to complete a pre-market engagement questionnaire, this will now inform the contractor procurement process.

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