The need for more and better facilities and activities for young people was the highest priority for residents, and one of the most popular requests was for a skate park.

Bendcrete Skateparks supplied and installed our new skate park  in Balderstone Park adjacent to the existing play facilities. The design was chosen by the children and young people who will be using it.

Kirkholt Big Local  set aside £70,000 for this project – £60,000 towards construction costs and £10,000 over 10 years  for maintenance by Rochdale Borough Council. Kirkholt Million, in partnership with the council, have obtained a grant for £60,000 as match funding from the Veolia Environmental Trust. Project management was undertaken by Rochdale Borough Ccouncil, construction began in the early spring of 2016 and the skate park was formally opened in the summer of 2016.