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Join the free family event to celebrate the launch of Mill Skatepark

Published Tuesday 24 August, 2021
Last updated on Tuesday 24 August, 2021

People can join in with a free family event with workshops, tutorials and giveaways to celebrate the launch of The Mill Skatepark.

The event, run by Swale Youth, takes place at the skatepark on Friday, 27 August from 11am to 5pm.

The purpose-built skatepark that has rails, grind banks, jump box, stair set and a rotate platform ditch bowl opened to the public last year.

Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet member for community at the council, said:

“We’ve contributed £20,000 from our communities fund to support Brogdale CIC in their running costs for the skatepark for the first two years and we’re excited to celebrate the official launch.

“The skatepark is a wonderful place for young people to get active and practice their skills and we encourage families to head down to the launch event this week and get involved in the workshops and giveaways.”

Rebecca O'Neill, Managing Director at Brogdale CIC, said:

“We had to postpone our launch party last year and now we are excited to be able to officially launch the skatepark and celebrate our first year of opening.

“We’ll have the Far Academy leading the displays, competitions, tutorials all day, and a screen-printing workshop.

Graffiti Stars will also be running a design a board workshop and we have an Altar x Deathskateboards complete board prize draw giveaway.

Funday Kent will be providing refreshments, as well as a Miss Softee Ice Cream van and a Games trailer.

“Entry is completely free, all you have to do is sign up for the day on arrival.”

For more information about the day visit www.swaleyouth.org.uk/news/launching