The long awaited Cromer Skate-park was officially launched on Sunday and attracted hundreds of enthusiasts, parents and supporters.
The park was full of BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters waiting to try out the new £150,000 construction.
Cromer mayor Tim Adams praised the resilience of those who had kept the skate park dream alive, sometimes seemingly against the odds, especially the town’s youth.
“It’s going to be brilliant for Cromer” said Mr Adams.
“It will bring more and more people to the town, instead of parents having to take people to skate parks in North Walsham, Mundesley and Sheringham.”
The event included competitions, demonstrations, live music and Cromer Parish Church with St Martin’s Gospel choir, to celebrate The skate park, designed by Dorset -based firm Maverick, with input from young committee members, may be put forward for a cement industry Golden Trowel award, celebrating the most creative use of concrete.
North Norfolk District Council gave the appeal £10,000 from its Big Society Fund and councillor John Lee helped secure a further £15,000 as a contribution towards community facilities from developers of the railway triangle homes on the edge of Cromer, in Northrepps. Cromer Town Council donated £20,000.
It was recently announced that a skateboarding competition will take place during Cromer Carnival week on Thursday, August 20 at 10:00am at the park.
Prizes will be provided by Wet Dog and there will be three categories – Scooter, Skateboard and BMX.
Judging will be based upon, complexity of stunt, style and execution.
Cromer Carnival skateboarding competition schedule
10:00 – Registration for scooter competition
10:30 – Scooter competition
11:00 – Open session and registration for skateboard competition
12:00 – Skateboard competition
12:30 – Open session and registration for BMX competition
13:30 – BMX competition
14:00 – Prize giving
14:15 – Open session
Cromer skate-park launch over 100 photographs