Wheelpark – bike and skatepark in the city Wiehl
The Wheelpark, as he is called by the young people, lies 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.
Check out the Facebook page of the Wheelpark