Folkestone F51

Folkestone F51

F51 skatepark

The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and Shepway Sports Trust have commissioned Guy Hollaway Architects to design a new multi-storey indoor skatepark in Folkestone; the project is due to be completed in 2021.

The multi-storey action 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 groundbreaking 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 for the bowl floor. Cambian Action Sports have created and developed the timber street and flow floors.

Each floor will offer a different experience and have distinctive features suited to different skills and abilities. Shepway Sports Trust will manage F51, 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 within the district with the purpose of inspiring all generations to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

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