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Rotarians told of plans to combine skate park and gym club
9:40am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
MEMBERS of Darlington Rotary Club heard about a project combining the activities of two community groups during a recent meeting.
Nigel Potter and Helen Rondo spoke to Rotarians about a joint venture between Darlington Gymnastics Club, which was formed in 1970 and has more than 500 members, and 4Motion Darlington, a group to set up facilities and activities for alternative and more extreme sports.
The two groups are converting an empty 32,000sq ft warehouse, on Faverdale Industrial Estate, into an indoor skate park for BMX bikes, scooters, in-line skates and skateboards.
It will also become the new permanent home of the gym club.
The gym club is developing the space to include specialist equipment, a sprung floor, a conditioning floor and excitingly, a foam filled training pit.
4Motion is building a massive complex of ramps and jumps, developing the remaining space into an exciting venue for all wheeled sport activities.
The two clubs are committed to developing a vibrant venue for the young people of Darlington, a space that is accessible for all, safe and an inspiring venue for local children and young people to visit.
It will also be a place where they can go after school, a place to learn new skills, a place where they can socialise, a place to have fun and build their confidence.
Rotarians Steve Rose and Alan Cowie have both taken an active part in the preparation of the project and expressed their enthusiasm for the development.
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