New Skatepark proposed for Llanrumney

A new ‘destination' skatepark is being proposed for Llanrumney which would see a modern concrete skatepark replacing the existing timber framed skatepark near Eastern Leisure Centre.

An online consultation is currently open, asking the local and wider-skateboard community for their input into the design of the skatepark, which is being developed by award-winning consultants VDZ+A and Newline Skateparks.

A council spokesperson said: "The proposals are at an early stage and will be subject to further consultation and a planning application later this year, but the aim is to design a high quality, inclusive space for residents and skaters of all ages and abilities.

"We want to encourage as many people as possible to be physically active and Skateboarding is anOlympic sport that appeals to people of all ages, from young children and teenagers to older skaters, many of whom are now introducing their children to the sport.

"Concrete skateparks are lower maintenance and create less noise, and as part of our citywide skateboard strategy which is currently being developed, we hope to improve or replace more existing sites as well as identify new locations, offering more opportunities for people to enjoy the benefits of physical activity, starting in Llanrumney."

To take part in the online consultation, visit:

Consultation closes June 1st.