Dorchester has a state of the art permanent concrete skatepark which was opened in April 2009. Open for free use everyday, the park is suitable for BMX, scooter and inline skates as well as skateboards.
The skatepark was designed with the help of a group of local young people, Dorchester Skatepark Committee. Unique to the south west region, its concrete construction, which was formed on site, makes it faster, longer lasting and creatively challenging to all riders whether novice or experienced.
Maverick Skateparks built the park with the project being led by Dorchester Town Council who own and manage the facility.
Funding for the park came from many areas - the Dorchester Skatepark Committee itself raised money towards the project with additional significant funds being provided by the Town Council, Big Lottery Fund, West Dorset District Council, Western Dorset Crime and Reduction Partnership and Dorset Youth Opportunity Fund with many other individuals and organisations providing smaller amounts of funding and help.
The skatepark is located at an area called Little Fairfield, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester which is close to the town centre and Dorchester South Railway Station.
To watch videos of riders at the skatepark please visit http://www.locosports.tv/channel/dorchester-skatepark