Boston Borough Council has been consulting with the community and has received funding from Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) and The Community Migration Fund to install a skate park in Central Park in the area that used to home the bowling green and pavilion.

Over the last 10 months consultation events have taken place with schoolchildren and the community to enable them to be involved with this project through the whole process from ideas to design. Now that the contract has been awarded to Maverick Industries there will be further drop-in sessions taking place in both Central Park and the Methodist Church, at which a representative of skate park designer Maverick Industries will be present. The community can come along and view the design and will be able to collect constructive feedback from locals to aid in the installation of the new facility.

Riders of all ages can come along and see examples and give suggestions and opinions

Maverick has worked hard in designing the plans through suggestions that were received at the first stage of consultations.  Now they are ready to reveal it at these consultation events. A representative will be available to discuss ideas and feedback on the plans.

Fran Taylor, play and physical activity officer, says: “Boston Borough Council realise the importance of keeping active and this site will bring that opportunity. Work on a Multi-Use Games Area with 5-a-side football and basketball markings and the installation of two table tennis tables is underway at present which already brings new sporting activities into Central Park and the Skate Park will increase those opportunities even further.

“A formal opening of the Skate Park in the School Summer Holidays will showcase experienced riders as well as fun competitions with prizes for the community to take part in.

“Watch this space for further information.”