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Belfast to finally get it's £500,000 Skatepark

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The UKSA's Northern Ireland rep has just sent up the following links regarding their project.

From the BBC

Council gets skates on over park

Belfast's first ever urban sports park is expected to be opened by Easter of next year, the city council has said.

The council has been working for a number of years with Belfast Urban Sports to create a park for BMXing, skateboarding and rollerblading.

Disused land at the M3 underpass at Nelson Street will now host the sports.

The project has received £370,000 from the EU's Programme for Peace. The council and Better Belfast are funding the remaining £130,000.

Chairman of the council's parks and leisure committee, Councillor Bob Stoker said: "We have been working with BUS on this development for more than three years.

"To see it finally being able to take shape is fantastic for us and for the skaters who are looking forward to a world class iconic urban sports park in the heart of Belfast.

"It makes the hard work worthwhile. We have consulted with urban sports enthusiasts and are confident that what we will have will meet all their needs and allow urban sports to develop to their highest levels in Belfast.

"We also believe it will attract enthusiasts from all over Northern Ireland and even further afield."

Construction of the park is to begin in the next few months.

From Belfast City Council

Urban sports park gets go ahead

Belfast`s first ever urban sports park is expected to be open by Easter next year at the M3 underpass at Nelson Street.

The news follows the award of £370,000 towards the project from the European Union`s Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Belfast City Council has been working for a number of years with Belfast Urban Sports (BUS) to create an iconic city centre sports park. The Council and Better Belfast are funding the remainder of the £500,000 total cost.

The new funding will allow construction of the park to begin by the start of 2009.

Chairman of the Council`s Parks and Leisure Committee, Councillor Bob Stoker said; "We are delighted to have secured this agreement with the EU Programme for Peace & Reconciliation. We have been working with BUS on this development for more than three years.

"To see it finally being able to take shape is fantastic for us and for the skaters who are looking forward to a world class iconic Urban Sports Park in the heart of Belfast.

“It makes the hard work worthwhile. We have consulted with urban sports enthusiasts and are confident that what we will have will meet all their needs and allow urban sports to develop to their highest levels in Belfast.

"We also believe it will attract enthusiasts from all over Northern Ireland and even further afield.”

Pat Colgan, Chief Executive of the Special EU Programmes Body, said, “One of the priorities of the new PEACE III Programme is to help create shared public spaces. The skate park is an example of how shared public spaces will contribute to a shared vision of the future and the changing of attitudes to enhance reconciliation.”

The park will cater for the following urban sports: Skateboarding; In-line skating; BMXing

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Belfast Skatepark

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A plan to build a new skatepark in Belfast has been agreed by Belfast city council.

 

It will be built in partnership with the Sports Council and the skaters' group, Belfast Urban Sports.

In order to do this, it needs to get the £260,000 funding needed, the skate park will then be created in an underpass at Nelson Street.

The council said the proposal would provide a needed recreational facility and help address anti-social behaviour in the area.

Funding applications for the new development have been made to Sports Lottery and to the council's Brighter Belfast Landfill Tax Credit Fund with the council supplying the remainder from its capital programme.

Council officers have already had discussions with and support from the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company about the proposed site.

 

Pope from the UKSA in Northern Ireland is heavily involved, so the construction of the park is in good hands.