Hadleigh’s new skatepark gives something back

Celebrating the opening of the new skatepark in Hadleigh ANL-151013-165804001
Celebrating the opening of the new skatepark in Hadleigh ANL-151013-165804001

A new skatepark was officially opened in Hadleigh on Saturday. The park at Calais Street Recreation Ground has been the product of two years’ hard fundraising.

It was organised by Mark Ward, Gavin Talbot and Phil McCormack who are all ‘older’ skaters within the Hadleigh area. More than 100 people came to celebrate the achievement. In total £120,000 was raised through different grants and fundraising days.

Youngsters try out the new park in Hadleigh ANL-151013-165753001

Youngsters try out the new park in Hadleigh ANL-151013-165753001

“The skatepark project was to give something back to the kids,” said Mr Ward.

A skateboarder tries out the new 'taco' ramp in Hadleigh. ANL-151013-165816001

A skateboarder tries out the new 'taco' ramp in Hadleigh. ANL-151013-165816001