To enhance Watford’s current cycling and wheeled sports offering, the council, Sport England and British Cycling have worked in partnership to build a new storage hub facility in Oxhey Activity Park.
One of the best skate parks in the UK, thousands have visited Oxhey Activity Park since it opened in 2020, with local and national talent of wheeled sports enjoying the facilities and it being recognised in numerous awards categories for the parks focus on sustainability, design and wellbeing.
The new building – funded by Watford Borough Council, Sport England, British Cycling and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – will complement the current facilities at Oxhey Activity Park.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “The Council Plan commits to delivering a ‘happy and healthy town’ and the recent development of Oxhey Activity Park are in line with these aspirations. The park provides facilities that bring together a range of activities that cater for all; ages and skill levels, all with improved all-ability access, integrated walking, jogging and cycling routes, which is also supported by a community café and toilet facilities.
“The new storage facility at Oxhey Activity Park will enable ABC Skateboarding to have an even bigger presence at the park and maximise the excellent facilities at the park. By providing a focal point for both organisations, it will help people on their journey to becoming skilled riders, as well as understanding how to look after their equipment.”
ABC Skateboarding will be working with the council to improve and expand their service to visitors at the site, as well as being a base for minor repairs. With the hub becoming a focal point in the park, it will also raise awareness of the many sessions that the team run for people of all ages and abilities, to help people become more skilled riders.