This competition is now complete – results can be found at the updated post: CLICK HERE
Milly Jam skate board and bmx contest will take place on the afternoon of the 11th June. Registration and warm up between 12-1.30pm, competition from 2 until 5pm(ish).
The focus will be on fun and free entry is encouraged for 12 and under, 13-16 and 17 and over categories in both skateboard and bmx. It’s a ‘jam’ format so skaters and riders will compete in small groups without the pressure of individual timed runs.
Winners will receive prizes supplied by local skate and bike shops and unique trophies. Recycle Rides will be holding a ‘Bike Doctor’ clinic and there’ll be music and the opportunity to buy a limited edition ‘Milly Jam 2011’ T-shirt (£10 – any proceeds go to further developments to the skate park).
If rain prevents play on the 11th, the event will be postponed to the 18th.
The Skate Park has seen some recent improvements – why not pay a visit to experience them for yourself? (Photos by Izaak Prados)
Here are some images and a video to show a similar scheme which has been installed in Macclesfield. The Millhouses Park scheme will be slightly different – watch this space for the first chance to see the plans!
The cycle track will take the land previously used for the old playground, next to the existing skate park.
This will give younger children a more suitable area to play on bikes and scooters etc… and free up the skate park for serious users!
Click HERE to watch the video (this is a link to YouTube. Friends of Millhouses Park try to ensure that external links are suitable for you to visit, but cannot be held responsible for content not held on this website).
Skate Park users have given feedback that younger children using the ramps for cycling and playing can create a hazard on the park. Whilst the Friends recognise the patience and sensible attitude that the older users of the Skate Park show towards the younger users, we also recognise that this can be frustrating at times… …so Friends of Millhouses Park has planned a cycle roadway for the (currently empty) patch of tarmac which housed the old playground. This will allow younger cyclists to move off the skate park and increase safety for the older users of this facility. The roadway will feature small ramps, painted roads and other obstacles. Below is a similar facility in Macclesfield (West Park).
A living willow play feature consisting of three willow domes (approx. 2 metres tall x 2m diameter) with two willow tunnels (1.2m height and 5m length) joining the domes to be planted within the new fenced off children’s play area, adjacent to the new fence running behind Ryan’s Memorial.
Living willow structures are currently growing in popularity throughout the world in children’s play areas, schools, gardens and parks. They are simple and fun to plant and build (weave) and offer people of all ages a chance to work creatively with natural living materials. After planting the willow will continue to grow producing leaves and new shoots that can be woven back into the structure.
The planting and weaving of the structures will take place on a weekend in February 2010, the optimal time of year to allow the willow to take root. The willow will be sourced locally and a number of options are currently being considered with a view to achieving the best value for money and quality. Currently exploring most appropriate product for ground cover within structures – Andy Varley has offered wood chips free of charge.
The Friends would love to know your opinions on their proposals for improvements at the Skate Park. Click HERE to find out more!
Friends of Millhouses Park has an article published in the Easter 2010 issue of Trio magazine.
We’ have updated the local community on the latest issues including the fish pass, the SPLASH project, the sensory garden, the skate park the outdoor gym, the corn mill project and recent problems in the park.
Download the article (PDF, 457KB)