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Over 500 responses to Government’s skatepark survey

15 June 2023

Around 90% of respondents to a Government survey have rated the new skatepark at Les Quennevais Sports Centre as a ‘welcoming place’ for all. 

The much-anticipated new facility opened in February and has proved to be increasingly popular with Islanders of all ages.

To ensure that the park can continue to be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, the Government recently launched a survey to draw feedback on the current facilities and any changes which might need to be made.

The survey, which ran for a period of four weeks, attracted 520 responses from skatepark users and 89% of people view the park as a welcoming place. A total of 89% are also satisfied or very satisfied with the size and layout of the park.

Feedback from users included:

The skatepark is fantastic, better than many parks we have been to in the UK and France. It has been amazing for the community and has given many kids and adults a space to do a sport they love! You cannot underestimate the mental health benefits this park has provided.”

“My only gripe would be the use of woodchips which can get caught in your wheels... well done and thank you.” 

“Better and more toilet facilities are needed. More frequent toilet inspections would be welcomed. Drinking water fountains would be welcomed, especially as the weather warms.”

“The skate park is absolutely fantastic; it is a great place for people of all ages and skill.”

The Assistant Minister with responsibility for Sport, Deputy Lucy Stephenson, said: “We have had such a positive response to the survey and it is so good to hear how much Islanders of all ages and backgrounds are enjoying this new facility.

“We have taken onboard the feedback given and are working on improvements to the pavilion area next to the park and will shortly be releasing plans to replace the wood chippings. 

“I have been truly inspired by the passion and enthusiasm of the skating community and I am now working with officers on plans for additional skating facilities, including pop-up street furniture and a St Helier skatepark.”

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