Grand unveiling held for Filey’s fully accessible skate park

Budding skaters can enjoy Filey’s new sporting facility following its official opening.

The floodlit skate park has been built on West Avenue next to the multi-use games area. It is a fully accessible outdoor facility, catering for skateboards, BMX, scooters and wheelchair motocross users.

The park has been funded with £326,000 from us, £28,000 from Filey Town Council and £8,500 from the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

It has been designed and constructed by Canvas Spaces Ltd, who specialise in the installation of concrete skateparks.

Our executive member for parks and grounds, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “I am thrilled to see Filey skate park come to fruition following the aspiration from local young people and the vision from the council and partners. It’s not just about concrete and ramps, it's about providing a space where young people can thrive, express themselves, and build lasting friendships.”

A free skateboarding lesson was offered to children and young people alongside a series of competitions at the official opening last month.

The Mayor of Filey, Cllr Jacqui Houlden-Banks, said: “The town council is delighted to have been able to support the Skate Park Group in building the park, as this will benefit all in Filey, promoting improved health and wellbeing.”

Local children and young people previously called for a skate park and were at the forefront of the planning process by forming the Ravine Skatepark Group, which worked with us to develop the project.

Skater Max Short, 19, who was involved in the development of the park, said: “Ravine skate park is a brilliant addition to the multi-use games area in Filey. It has taken years to get to this point, but I’m delighted it's now open.

“Skate parks are fantastic for enhancing your skills and learning from more experienced people. You not only gain skills but it's great exercise and can bring together people of all ages.”