Proposals for a skate park for young people in Stanningley Park will be discussed at a public meeting this week.
The skate park plans have been put together Your Back Yard, a regeneration organisation which works with local people, and Leeds City Council.
The public meeting to ask for people’s views on the potential designs and features will take place at Stanningley Primary School on Tuesday, 11th December from 6pm.
Cllr Kevin Ritchie (Lab, Bramley and Stanningley) said that after considering a number of sites, the area in Stanningley Park, on the site of the old Multi Use Games area, is the preferred location. Cllr Ritchie said:
“Following the recent footpath improvements, we have identified further funding for the next stage of improving Stanningley Park. There has been lots of interest in developing a skate park in the area to provide a healthy, exciting and new activity.
“We are wanting to hear people’s views, on this and ideas to further improve the park over the coming years, so we can have a real community park, with something for everybody.”
Cllr Ritchie thanked Tony Mullin of Your Back Yard for undertaking some prior consultation and generating initial designs.
The Dispatch reported earlier this year on Your Back Yard’s research into a skatepark for the area, with Bramley Park the preferred option. A petition with more than 200 signatures for a Bramley Park skatepark was circulated last year.
Following some opposition from people living near Bramley Park, it’s understood Stanningley Park is now seen as a better location as it is away from houses and in need of redevelopment.