A skatepark in Harpenden is set to undergo a redevelopment to become "an outstanding free local facility".

According to Harpenden Town Council, the skatepark in Rothamsted Park will be of a similar size to the current facility, but modernised and with increased accessibility.


The work will cost approximately £250,000, with the town council contributing £100,000 to the project.

The remaining £150,000 will be raised through fundraising initiatives, with the project set to be completed in 2024.

The redevelopment is the result of a partnership between the town council and the charity Playground Action Rothamsted Committee (PARC).

A successful bid by Betongpark Ltd has been announced, following a public consultation and a recent tender process for the design and build of the facility.

Herts Advertiser: The facilities footprint will be similar to that of the current skatepark.The facilities footprint will be similar to that of the current skatepark. (Image: Harpenden Town Council)

Harpenden mayor, Cllr Lisa Scriven, said: "We are impressed by Betongpark’s extensive experience in this field and delighted to update residents on these exciting plans.

"The redevelopment of the skatepark as a fantastic community asset is a key priority within the Rothamsted Park Management Plan and a wonderful feature in one of our most treasured green spaces.”

PARC chair Hugh Roberts added: "We are delighted to again be working towards a much needed facility within Rothamsted Park.

"This project will benefit a wide-ranging demographic and improve the visual aspect of the park itself.

"PARC would like to ask once again for community support towards this initiative.

"There are many ways that park users can help, including assisting with fundraising, corporate sponsorship, purchasing an engraved brick or texting to donate (Text SKATE to 70450 to donate £20).”