The UK’s newest #ParkourPark launches on Friday 10th April, 1-3pm Central Park, Havering.
Our facility development partners Freemove worked with local traceurs & the London Borough of Havering to develop a brand new state of the art Parkour Park.
Local traceurs identified the lack of local suitable facilities, places or spaces to practise and wanted to have somewhere safe and challenging to practice.
Lead youth facilitation manager Richard Young supported local traceurs to meet with the council and demonstrate the growing need and demand for a dedicated Parkour Park in Havering .
Previous Parkour Parks were considered when deciding upon the initial design concepts and suitable places in Havering for the installation were deliberated and Central Park was chosen.
Susan Tidey, Youth Worker for Havering, said about working with the local traceurs “We were really impressed with these young people because they had done research on different sites that they enjoyed using and had many good reasons why Havering should invest in building a Parkour Park”.
Freemove worked with Havering council to set up a two part consultation. The initial meeting consisted of gaining ideas and finding out what traceurs/users wanted from a Parkour Park. This ensured the facility was designed which met the needs of local traceurs/users. The second consultation event invited traceurs to select which designs they would like to see in Central Park, as well as having a demonstration from Parkour UK members Parkour Generations on the Freemove portable parkour equipment.