Park's skate park to temporarily shut for £73,000 revamp
skate park at Highbridge's Apex Park will be temporarily closed
for three weeks during July while work begins on a £73,000
overhaul, it has been confirmed this week.
last month, Sedgemoor District Council intends to replace the
current facilities this summer.
existing skate park equipment, which was originally installed
in 2002, has reached the end of its useful life and is badly in
need of replacement.
spokesman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Apex Skate
Park will close to users on Monday 7th July to allow for the work."
to weather conditions, the upgraded skate park will re-open on
Friday 1st August, allowing use throughout the majority of the
period of time will allow Sedgemoor District Council to remove
the existing ramps, repair the tarmac surface and get the new
will be spent on the upgrade, with £58,395.20 of this funding
coming from RLT3 developer funds for outdoor sport. Sedgemoor
District Council will be providing the additional funding required.
work includes a new Half Pipe, Quarter Pipe, Planter, Wedge Flats,
Bank Ramps and Pyramid Corner Ramp. Jupiter Play will be delivering
the project using fastener free ramps which provide a smooth riding
experience and require little on-going maintenance and have a
long life expectancy. The floodlighting for this area has been
reinstated this week.