LS-TEN in Hunslet has been undergoing a transformation throughout March, with the installation of a brand new Skatepark facility.
LS-TEN staff have been working with Volunteer It Yourself (VIY), who have provided funding, materials, and tradespeople to assist in the completion of the rebuild, which will open alongside other indoor sporting venues as Covid restrictions are relaxed.
The previous skatepark facility was in vital need of renovation, with some obstacles having been in place for over 15 years.
With the help of VIY, the LS-TEN vision of a new and improved skatepark is now becoming a reality.
Monolith, the ramp builders working on the project, have a wealth of experience in designing and building skateparks in a variety of settings and have been working hard to create plans which are inclusive of all wheeled sports and all abilities.
The project involves mentoring young people who are not in education, training or employment and providing them with vital hands-on skills and an opportunity to gain City and Guilds qualifications.
Community Manager, Denham Hill said:
“The support and funding offered by VIY has allowed us to bring our vision into reality, and to engage the skatepark community in a unique way, offering young people the opportunity to have an active role in the development of a facility that many cite as being essential to their physical and mental well-being.”