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PLAYGROUND PLEA: St Albans resident asks council to consider developing new activity park for city

 Published on: 16th February 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A St Albans resident set up a petition after noticing the need for an activity park in the city which would be suitable for all ages.

Kyle Newman started the petition to St Albans City and District Council which gained almost 1,500 signatures in favour of creating an area which tailored to all including skateboarders, similar to the new Oxhey Activity Park (pictured).

He said: “We found the parks in St Albans were really centred on toddles and very young children, there doesn’t seem to be anything for young adults.

“My think is to have an activity park that is aimed at teenagers and young adults similar to the one in Watford but also has some facilities for younger children.”

Kyle added that he hopes that this sort of activity park could bring families with different aged siblings together in one place.

He said: “Families with differing age groups could use it and if there was a cafe parents have an opportunity to sit down and have a coffee. 

“I think St Albans deserves such an asset considering the size of the city and the size of the area St Albans council covers, including areas like Harpenden and Redbourn.”

A spokesperson for St Albans City & District Council said: “Councillor Anthony Rowlands, portfolio holder for leisure, heritage and public realm, has met with the petitioner to discuss the possibility of a skate park. We will be assessing potential sites based on criteria from the Skateboard GB design Guide.

“Once this has been undertaken we will be meeting again to look at possible sources of funding to enable the project to progress.”

The application is due to be discussed at a council meeting on Wednesday, February 24.

Picture credit Ray Schwartz

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