Cardiff Council's skatepark plans are finally kicking off with an upcoming meeting about the redevelopment of Llanrumney skatepark at Eastern Leisure.
Although there's not been much talk recently about Cardiff Council's Skatepark Strategy recently, work's still been going on behind the scenes and it's finally starting to get moving.
On Wednesday 18th May, Cardiff Council - alongside Van Der Zalm - will be holding a meeting about the redevelopment of Llanrumney skatepark, the first main skatepark to be built as part of their ongoing plans. The meeting will take place in Eastern Leisure Centre, next to the existing skatepark in Llanrumney, but there's a Zoom link if you can't make it in person. In person attendance is limited to 30 people anyway so no worries if you can't make it but feel free to join in via Zoom.
Whether you're a skater in the local area, or just someone who'd be interested in making the mission to skate there, it'd be great to get as much input as possible to make sure that everyone's needs are met.
Alongside the meeting, there's an online survey which will run from 18th May to 1st June (so don't try fill it in now!) for everyone to have their say about what they'd like to see at the park. As always, make sure you fill out the survey if there's anything you'd like to see there because it's always better to speak up before they build it rather than complaining when it's done.
Unlike the previous survey, this one goes into detail about what type of obstacles you'd like to see at the park. It covers a range of potential features, including both transition and street-style, as well as any other features you'd like to see at the park, like shade or water fountains, and how they could help make the park unique, like by featuring local artists' work. It even offers a range of different concepts which it asks for your opinion on and which design you like the most. Don't hold back though because the more input the survey gets, the better the park will be (in theory at least).
Fingers crossed this should be the first of many new skateparks and spots to be built in Cardiff, so try not to get too upset about the fact that it's in Llanrumney. We should hopefully be getting other things closer to town and in many other areas throughout Cardiff, so for now just spread the word, fill out the survey, and keep your fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong.
That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to browse the latest skateboard decks, clothing, shoes and more, and buy now from CSC. Safe.