Work on the £200,000 expansion of Newquay’s skatepark is due to start in the new year. 

The initiative aims to enhance the Concrete Waves park, providing a new area specifically designed for beginners to learn, develop and hone their skills before venturing into the more challenging aspects of the park. 

The scheme is a joint project between Newquay Town Council, the Boardmasters Foundation, and Cornwall Council.  

Some trees next to the footpath near the park will be removed as part of the enabling works required for the expansion. The construction phase is anticipated to start early in the new year and is scheduled to be completed by the spring.  

The contractors are making every effort to keep the majority of the main park open during this period, with potential temporary closures only in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 

Treveth Holdings, the company developing the parcel of land next to the skatepark, is collaborating with the town council to ensure a row of trees will be planted at the back of the park, guaranteeing no net loss in tree canopy in the long-term. 

A town council spokesperson said: “The project is testament to the commitment of Newquay Town Council to promote recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The expansion will not only elevate the skatepark’s appeal but also contribute to the growth of skateboarding as a sport in the region. 

“Concrete Waves Skatepark has been a cornerstone of the Newquay community, providing a dynamic space for individuals to express themselves through skateboarding and other action sports. The upcoming expansion is set to further solidify the skatepark’s status as a premier destination for enthusiasts of all skill levels. 

“The park is known for its dynamic features and commitment to providing a welcoming environment for individuals of all skill levels. 

Cllr Andy Hannan said: “Having been closely involved in the original delivery of the fantastic Concrete Waves facility, from the old wooden waves park, I am excited to be part of this long-awaited extension. The new facility will allow our younger, less experienced users to hone their skills in safety, whilst having the minimum impact on the more experienced skaters and riders enjoying the main area of the park. 

“A massive thank you to the Boardmasters Foundation and Cornwall Council for contributing towards the funding needed to deliver this project.”