Park to open after years of campaigning


Free Press reporter

A DECADE of hard work will finally bear fruit for youngsters in the Vale of Clwyd this weekend.

Denbigh group Ramps and Rails is holding a celebration to mark the opening of a new sports facility this Sunday, June 27.

The day will mark the end of a ten-year campaign to see a skatepark being created in Denbigh.

To mark the occasion the group has joined forces with Denbighshire County Council, Denbigh Lower Park Association, Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd and the F Factor project to organise an official opening alongside a family fun day.

This community campaign has been years in the making and last year a suitable venue for the skatepark was finally earmarked.

Previous sites looked at included a possible skatepark at Glas Meadows in Upper Denbigh and one near Denbigh High School and Denbigh Leisure Centre in the lower portion of the town.

The actual site emerged at Lower Park, close to the bowling green.

Chairman of Ramps and Rails Cllr Rob Parkes said: “We are hoping the opening ceremony will be a pretty big event.”

A couple of years ago, Denbigh Town Council agreed to give Ramps and Rails up to £3,000-a-year to help with the scheme of establishing a skatepark in the town.

For the big opening the entertainment will take place between noon and 4pm, with something to do for all age ranges.

The day will see both skateboard and BMX competitions for those under and over the age of 16.

Sunday will also be marked with an open day from both the bowls and tennis clubs, while football activities are also scheduled.

The Jolly Jungle fun truck will be there, and Fireman Sam and Sali Mali will be in attendance for the younger children.

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