Youngsters pack out pop-up skatepark

Youngsters pack out pop-up skatepark

The Ashes was packed on Saturday as local youngsters flocked to the park’s first-ever pop-up skatepark.

Whether beginner or expert, the kids were able to practice in a safe and supervised environment with specialist coaching on hand. They did not even need to bring their own skateboards or helmets, with everything provided.

More than 60 children came down, along with family members, ensuring a busy morning in the park.

There was even a guest appearance from BBC Radio Humberside, who staged part of their Absolutely Clueless show in the park to coincide with the launch.

Ashes Playing Field Trust trustee Angela Martinson said: “I’d like to thank every who came down, the kids had a great time and it was a real treat to start half-term.

“We are often told that the youngsters of Howden would love a skatepark, so we are happy to put on these temporary events and push the conversation on as to whether one would be suitable in the town.

“This was made possible due to a donation from the East Riding Crime Reduction Fund, and we hope to be back with another pop-up skatepark in November.”