Finally, there is a set of rules for skate parks, because in the past decades the popular sports skateboard, BMX and mountain bike became mainstream sports. In addition to the professional field, the roll sports became also an increasingly popular sport and have become integral parts of youth culture and movement in public space. As a result, reinforced skate and bike plants will be built, which should also be suitable for use with other roller sports equipment, like balance bicycles, longboards, scooters, roller skates, snakeboards.
Skatepark in Kigali, Rwanda – report in the sb magazine of the iaks – International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities.
In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, a skatepark was opened. The skatepark was realised in cooperation with skate-aid, SOS Children’s Villages Wordlwide and Concrete Landscapes. The project was funded by the Federal Minestry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Takko hilft e.V.
The GaLaBau International Trade Fair for Urban Green and Open Spaces takes place from 14. to 17. September.
You will find us in the hall 3A at the stand 206 here
The Recommendaton for the design, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities was successfully published and will be presented Wednesday, 14. September in the hall 4A, stand 114.
Take a look at our lecture about skate and biek facilities in corporation with the German Association of Gardening, Landscaping and Sport Facility Construction:
Wednesday at 12:30 (AM) hall 3A, stand 111
Am Samstag at 10:30 (AM) hall 3A, stand 111
The Wheelpark, as he is called by the young people, shall occur in an area in the recreation park Wiehl, not 50 meters from the banks of the river Wiehl. Yamato Living Ramps constructs the facility.
The 1100m² skatepark will be built into the hillside with in-situ concrete. The design was developed together with the locals in several workshops.
On several levels the skatepark offers plenty of variety and excitement. Especially the two pools which are connected with a Spine. In addition, an extensive street area offers much potential as it includes Ledges, Curbs and rails.
A tree will be planted in the middle of a volcano and a seating wall of natural stone amplify the square character and offer a high recreation value.
By forming multiple levels, the height difference of 4 meters can be intercepted. In addition, the skate park adds so harmoniously into the design image of recreation park. The intensive involvement of local BMX riders and skaters lead to a unique design. The future acceptance and use is supported thereby. Young people see the Wheelpark as their own skatepark. Vandalism is well curbed because no BMX riders or skaters will destroy their own skatepark.
In 2011, a survey of the city Wiehl revealed that the recreation park Wiehl is the most popular meeting place for children and adolescents. In addition, the respondents want more and cheaper leisure activities. The skatepark is realized as part of the integrated action plans for Wiehl.