October has been a huge month for Parkour Parks & facilities in the UK, with two #ParkourParks launched in Southfields Park, Loughborough & Crynant, Neath. Additionally this weekend see’s the launch of Dorset’s first Parkour/Freerunning facility in Poole, The Parkour Project
The Parkour Project is Dorset’s first dedicated parkour facility and is the creation of Parkour UK members – Train Hard Parkour. Train Hard have been coaching Parkour/Freerunning in Dorset since 2006; creating a dedicated training facility has been a goal of theirs from the very beginning.
For the first time ever in Dorset, Parkour/Freerunning practitioners will have a dedicated space, with Parkour UK qualified and insured coaches to help guide them with their training. Train Hard expect The Parkour Project to tear down many of the barriers that prevent people from starting Parkour/Freerunning training. The Parkour Project welcomes people of any age from absolute beginner, right through to experienced practitioners, looking for a place to call home.
The creation of this ground breaking facility would not have been possible without the amazing support of The Project Climbing Centre, who have transformed the sports centre above the Dolphin Centre into a first-class climbing wall and Natural Sports, a company that specializes in the construction of parkour facilities, who have sponsored a lot of the build.
The Parkour Project will be opening its doors for its official launch over two days, the 25th & 26th of October:
Saturday 25th: 12:00 20:00 & Sunday 26th: 10:00 20:00
There’ll be mini-workshops, giveaways, and lots of opportunities to use the purpose built facilities. The event is absolutely free and open to everyone. The Parkour Project can be found inside The Project Climbing Centre. The Project Climbing Centre is on the same floor as the library in the Dolphin Centre, in Poole.
You can find out more about The Parkour Project & the launch on their website, Twitter & Facebook or call 0808 189 3253
The Parkour Project follows in the footsteps of other Parkour/Freerunning facilities in the UK, from Parkour UK members including Parkour Generations – The Chainstore & Airborn’s – Airborn Academy
If you would like more information on Parkour Parks or facilities please do contact us.