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Olympic contractor opens skate park and pump track in Newhaven

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A ‘stunning’ new skate park and pump track built by the specialist team that constructed the London 2012 Olympic BMX track will open on Saturday, July 20.

Clark & Kent Contractors are known throughout the world and have brought their unrivalled experience and expertise to the south coast, creating a destination venue for BMXers, skaters and scooter riders. 

Funded by Newhaven Town Council and Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy monies from Lewes District Council, the official opening will include pro-rider demonstrations, training sessions, competitions and music.

Reflecting the council’s commitment to the national ‘Refill’ campaign, the new facility also has a water fountain installed to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Councillor James MacCleary, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Prosperity, said:

"This is certainly great news for the town. Living locally I regularly take my little boy down to Fort Road Rec and it is really positive to see some new investment in the site.

"There is already huge interest in both the skate park and pump track which are without doubt stunning additions to the facilities on offer in Newhaven.  Its scale and design is fantastic and will undoubtedly attract enthusiasts from all over the south east.

“I’m also delighted that we have installed a water fountain to encourage people away from the single-use plastic bottles that cause so much harm to our environment.”

Further information on the project can be found at

Published 16 July 2019