"A skatepark is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX, scooter, wheelchair,and aggressive inline skating". Wikipedia.org
The Sports and Recreation sub-committee has adopted the task of providing a skatepark for Balbriggan as its first major project.
Already the skaters themselves have had huge numbers sign a petition requesting that a skatepark be provided and at the recent "Balbriggan Open Day" MinisterJames Reilly,Senator Darragh O'Brien, local Cllrs,J.P Brown,Malachy Quinn,Grainne Maguire,Tony Murphy and Brian Dennehy were delighted to add their signatures and give support.
There are skateparks throughout Ireland, the nearest being in Swords. Our neighbours in Skerries are also pursuing the ambition of providing a skatepark for their community.
The sports associated with skates is growing as is not only evident from our neighbours in Fingal and Ireland but our European partners also. With Balbriggan's impressive population there can be no surprise at the huge number of skaters within our community.
Senator Darragh O'Brien meeting with some of the skaters at the recent "Balbriggan Open Day"
A view of how Balbriggan skatepark might look like
Minister James Reilly meeting with the skaters before signing the petition.
Cllr J.P Brown also gave his support and signed the petition
Cllr Brian Dennehy at the "Balbriggan Open Day" were he met with the skaters, gave support and signed the petition.
These young enthusiastic and energetic skaters had a very proud and promising day at the "Balbriggan Open Day" were they showcased not only the strength of their campaign but proved themselves as a "promising sporting group" within our community.
The Community Council,skatepark sub committee and above all the skaters themselves would like to thank all of you who have and continue to support the skatepark for Balbriggan.