Hundreds of people enjoy pop-up skatepark

PUBLISHED: 17:04 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 26 February 2018

Weston mayor Jos Holder opened the skatepark. Picture: Andy Skyrme

Weston mayor Jos Holder opened the skatepark. Picture: Andy Skyrme


A pop-up skatepark at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana has been hailed as a big success, with hundreds of youngsters taking to the halfpipes.

Transend Skatepark was held at the former lido from February 12-16, with 660 thrill-seekers taking part.

The skatepark was opened by Weston’s mayor and mayoress Jos Holder and Roz Willis, with hundreds of boards, bikes and scooters on show over the half-term.

Transend, which is run by volunteers from Weston’s churches, hopes it helps pave the way for a permanent skate warehouse to open in the town, and more pop-up events will be held in the coming months.

Organiser Andy Skyrme said: “We had a fantastic time and we received fabulous reviews.

“We enjoyed a fabulous competition night on Friday where prizes from our sponsors were given away.

“We are looking forward to our next event, with dates and a location to be announced.”

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