Skate park’s £70,000 upgrade confirmed

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 June 2014

Design for the new Apex Skate Park in Burnham, which will open in August. (picture:

Design for the new Apex Skate Park in Burnham, which will open in August. (picture:


BUDDING skateboarders in Burnham will be celebrating following confirmation that Apex Skate Park is to undergo a £70,000 upgrade next month.

Existing ramps and tarmac will be ripped up at the skate park, near Apex Drive, and replaced between July 7 and August 1, allowing skaters to use the new facilities for the majority of the summer holidays.

The park’s refurbishment will cost £72,994, with £58,395 coming from developer funds set aside for outdoor sport and the rest from Sedgemoor District Council.

A new half-pipe, quarter-pipe, planter, new wedge flats, bank ramps and a pyramid corner ramp will be installed during the renovation, using fastener-free ramps which should last longer than the existing ramps.

Previously in-use floodlighting has already been reinstated to the skate park this month.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 19:46

The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley’s greatest hits will be brought to life again in Weston this month, with one of the best tribute acts in the country taking to the stage.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:31

Prime Minister Theresa May has handed Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose a role in Government.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

An East Brent woman has been given an award for service to the community.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:58

Five pubs in Weston have been recognised for their excellent real ale selection by being included in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) 2019 Good Beer Guide.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Model railway enthusiasts gathered in Highbridge to spend the day indulging their passion.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:31

The Cases Somerset Rebels management will be holding a fans forum at the Oaktree Arena to explain their decision to revert to the championship.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A blue plaque honouring Dr Fox has been unveiled on his original bath house on Knightstone Island.

Read more
Weston Town Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 12:28

Hornets defeated Midsomer Norton in a high-scoring Somerset Cup quarter-final tie.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Weston were knocked out of the Somerset Cup in the first round by the students of Bath University.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Hornettes Ladies returned from Bath with a loss in their latest league match.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists