Plans unveiled for new skate park at M74 flyover at Port Eglington

Park Life, Southside style

Plans for a new urban skate park at the M74 flyover at Port Eglington have been unveiled for a  currently empty site adjacent to the main route from Strathbungo (and points south) to Glasgow city centre.  Drawing on inspiration from cities across the globe, including from Portland Oregon where skateboarders identified and built their own skate park, the projects promoters’ aim is to develop a new urban park for Glasgow to attract not only skateboarders, BMX bikers but wider local communities, including Strathbungo.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-28309787

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/1m-plan-to-turn-flyover-site-into-new-skatepark-171196n.24759357

Plans for the £1m park have had funding support from Pollokshields Partnership (on which the Strathbungo Society sits), Transport Scotland, which owns the site, and Creative Scotland.

An exhibition of the plans will be at the Lighthouse from Saturday 19 July to 10 August 2014. For more information, see: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/gusm74

1 Comment

  1. Seems Like a good idea but couldn’t they do something more constructive. The railway wall that runs along Pollokshaws Roaad is already covered in unsightly graffiti (tags) which is synonymous with skate park culture. I fear this will attract more of it in that area.

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