Folkestone Urban Sports Park

Folkestone Urban Sports Park

Skate park

The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and Shepway Sports Trust have commissioned Guy Hollaway Architects to design an Urban Sports Park in Folkestone; the project is due to be completed in 2018.

The multi-storey sports park is seen as an investment for young people and will be located in the town centre, at the junction of Dover Road and Tontine Street. There is already much talk about this ground breaking initiative which is understood to be the first of its kind in the world.

The park will provide locals and visitors with the opportunity to engage in a unique range of sports, including skateboarding, BMX, boxing, climbing and bouldering. Expert input has been provided by Maverick Industries, who are specialists in skate park design. Each floor will offer a different experience and have distinctive features suited to different skills and abilities.

Shepway Sports Trust will manage the site, which will also provide a new home for Folkestone Amateur Boxing Club. As well as several floors of sporting activity, there will be a cafe and a function space that can be hired for special events. Shepway Sports Trust is a not for profit sports charity, funded principally by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, that promotes high quality competition, sporting and coaching opportunities. Its key aim is to connect schools, sports clubs and the community of Shepway with the purpose of inspiring all generations to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

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