Popular skate park re-opens, following improvements


A Worcester skate park which was built in memory of a popular local teenager has re-opened, following improvements.

The skate park (located in Oldbury Road, Dines Green, Lower Broadheath WR2 6JS) is dedicated to Nathan Spiers, who tragically died in 2002 at the age of fourteen, after falling into difficulties whilst out with friends on a fishing trip.

Nathan's parents tirelessly raised funds to build the skate park – a fitting tribute to their son, who was passionate about skateboarding.

"I am delighted to re-open the Nathan Spiers Memorial skate park, which is a fitting tribute to a much-loved son," said Cllr Jo Hodges, Mayor of Worcester.

"This park has provided years of fun for literally hundreds of young people – and now with these new improvements, it will continue to bring enjoyment for many years to come."

The skate park closed in mid-August while maintenance was underway.It now features new quarterpipe starter ramps allowing younger or less experienced users to use the skatepark – along with a 0.5m rollover and rooftop driveway, helping very young children to develop their skills.

More experienced riders will be able to transfer from feature to feature in different ways, depending on their skill levels.

New signage has also been unveiled, rededicating the park to the memory of Nathan Spiers.

Photos copyright Chris Dobbs 

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