The GREAT news is that we can now confirm that construction for Hassocks’ new Skate Park will commence towards the end of April. The facility, chosen from a shortlist of designs by residents during a consultation in January, will take 8-10 weeks to complete (weather permitting). The chosen design will be delivered by Bendcrete Leisure Ltd.

skate park photograph

The new Skate Park will be sited where the current skate ramps are in the south east corner of Adastra Park. The build will be constructed from sprayed concrete which is the most practical and resilient material for builds such as ours.  The concrete takes time to cure which means that although the facility may look finished through the fences, until the fences are removed the Skatepark is not ready for use.

We will be operating a building site and access will be prohibited.  Therefore whilst the build is in progress and the area fenced off, we would recommend that skaters use the nearby facilities in Burgess Hill, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Henfield and Brighton.

To keep everyone up to date with how the build is going, photos will be uploaded on the Council’s website (www.hassocks-pc.gov.uk) showing the progress.  Once completed, to celebrate the opening of the Skate Park there will be an official opening “Skate Jam” event, and details will be available soon.

Development of the Skate Park is just one of several initiatives that Hassocks Parish Council is undertaking in Adastra Park. Further information on the range of projects can be found online at https://www.hassocks-pc.gov.uk/news/adastra-park-masterplan/