Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skate Park Opening

Telegraph Hill Park in New Cross was packed on Sunday for the official opening of the new skate park. The facility is already being really well used by kids of all ages (and I don't just mean the under-18s) and is proving that there is a real demand for spaces like this - build it and they shall come.

Elsewhere in the park there was lots of activities for younger children linked to the Telegraph Hill Festival, including wrapping a tree with wool and wishes. The organisers, Cristiana Bottigella and Manali Jagtap Nyheim, described it as the Wishing Thread and said that it was partially based on a Hindu custom with Banyan trees.

Ark in the Park encouraged people to make animals out of wood, card and other found materials.

There was a cycle powered sound system by the skate park and, down by the big slide,
a wandering jazz band.

The Telegraph Hill Skate Park logo - with heart made from skateboard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad this got built and has been so well received! When I was younger I used to while away my time ridng my bmx and 'trying' to skateboard - very fond memories! I'm in my 30's now and some of my friends still skateboard, the younger kids love to watch the old men hurt themselves and often ask advice on how to do tricks. I know some people have reservations about anything 'fun' being built in their local parks but these kind of facilities are really good for the younger community!