Outdoor Sports Space
Local skateboarders, BMX enthusiasts, scooter riders and inline skaters will enjoy some of the best facilities in the area thanks to the brand new outdoor area incorporating a Pump Track; a Wheelpark and a Diversity Play Area and Sensory Garden.
The new 150m long Pump Track, which has design input from World Cup Mountain Biker Glyn O’Brien, features a Bitmac surface including a series of rollers, jumps and berms for BMX’s, dirt jumpers or mountain bikes. The 235m2 Wheel park will incorporate a street plaza and bowl features made from concrete to ensure users have a fast and smooth ride and features quarter pipes, a wall ride, floor gap, rooftop driveway and tabletop jumpbox. Adjacent to the park will be a seating area where users can take a breather and chill out with friends.
A Diversity Play Area and Sensory Garden are included as part of the overall outdoor facilities and includes a rope climbing tower, large range of play structures, sensory features and play equipment, as well as a paved amphitheater to encourage imaginative play.
The new facilities have been designed for all ages, abilities and disciplines and is challenging enough to offer opportunities for progression. The courses can be shared safely by multiple users at one time and the Pump Track is floodlit allowing play to continue after dusk. Additional features include a graffiti wall which users are welcome to use, seating and a repair stand.
The extensive Diversity Play Area and Sensory garden which is fully accessible by all features a circulation walkway, citadel tower play structure, 6.4m high rope climbing tower, a range of play structures, a variety sensory features and play equipment, planting beds and child friendly sensory planting, prismatic walkways for visual stimulation, a wheelchair specific swing, grass lawn area for informal play and timber tree seat offering a quiet space/chill out area.