We have just recieved the redesign for Poynton Skatepark at Deva playing fields. It looks pretty sick, and with a bit more flat space along the bottom for the manual pad could be pretty much perfect for the space.
BUT! we need your comments to give feedback to the council and team that are working on this, so PLEASE spread the word, get all the riders you know to check it out and leave comments below...
Remember, its only a small site, the size of a 25m swimming pool, so you cant pack everything in you want, but what there is here is a pretty versetile 2 stage bowl with some hips for jumping off...
A site meeting was held at Deva fields, Poynton today with representatives from Maverick industries and the guys involved with the Poynton plan. To cut a long storey short, it was agreed to completely review the current design which has been much critisied for it's compromised design and the overly tight stair set. Matt the Maverick designer was clear about it's limitations and suggested instead a tapered bowl design with several hips and a manual pad along one side. This should fulfill the breif of being a good site for beginners, with further challenges for more advanced riders. Mark from the MSPG and Josh Palmer will be acting as conduits for comments on the design from other users. We will publish the designs for comment when we get them. So watch this space ....
This is an image of the proposed full concrete skate park at Deva playingfields, Poynton.
We think the bowl looks pretty good but it looks too tight to ride on the right, with the stair set not having enough run up or run off space. We will be lobbying to get this sorted with Maverick when we see them in the next few weeks.
Also wheres the manual box? one of the most useful pieces or a kicker for the bmx's?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
We are a collection of skaters, boarders, BMXers, inliners, MTBers and others who are committed to improving the facilities for all these sports in the Macclesfield area.
We have formed Macclesfield Skate Park Group (MSPG) to put on events, hassle the council and generally raise the profile of the sports in the area.