The Saughton Skatepark Build   Skatepark Design


22 April 2010 Build Progress Update:
The concreting is now complete, the rails are in, the graffiti artists have added some fantastic pieces and designs to the park and for a lucky few today saw the first official ride and skate of Saughton Skatepark for an all too brief hour. Members of the ESP and people who have helped with the skatepark design along the way including Sam Paterson, Dave Sowerby, Mark Burrows, Colin Kennedy and a few friends got a quick test session of the park before the builders leave the site ready for the opening on Saturday. All I can say is that the park flows so well and an hour is nowhere near enough time to even scratch the surface of the place. Check out the photos below of some of the first skating and riding on Edinburgh concrete ever
! And remember that the official opening event is on Saturday 8th May so head along and show your support.

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All The Build Photo Updates:
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19 March 2010 Build Photos >
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15 December 2009 Build Photos >

03 December 2009 Build Photos >

15 November 2009 Build Photos >

04 September 2009 Build Photos >

 



The Skatepark Layout:

The final layout for the Saughton Park site was developed by the skaters and riders in the ESP group in conjunction with architects Urban Design Futures and Dave Sowerby acting to produce the layout plans. The skatepark layout covers approximately 2100 square meters and features a mix of bowl and street features to cater for all skill levels.

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