The Wheelpark in St George park is a vital space for everyone in the community to be active, to socialise and to have fun. It's been part of the fabric of St George and the wider Bristol skate and BMX scene since 1983, but this much valued facility is falling into disrepair and could be lost if urgent action isn't taken now.
We are Elevate, a local community group who are working with Bristol City Council to save and improve St George Wheelpark. We want to work with the community to build:
- A wheelpark which is a community hub, allowing people of all ages to be active
- A world-class wheelpark for Bristol to inspire & train Olympic athletes of the future and host international competitions
- A wheelpark that enhances the local area and fits into the park
- A wheelpark that can be used to nurture and inspire future talent
Our vision is ambitious. To transform the wheelpark will be a huge undertaking, and overall we need to raise just over a million pounds. Most of this funding will come from private and commercial opportunities, but to launch the project we need to raise £10,000 of seed money.
To achieve our goals, we've split the project into three stages:
- Stage 1: Consult with the community, develop initial designs and identify funding opportunities
- Stage 2: Refine the design by working with world-class park designers, and develop relationships with partners to deliver coaching and social opportunities
- Stage 3: Build the new Wheelpark
We have already started Stage 1, and have been working with Bristol City Council to open a consultation with the community and to identify funding opportunities. To continue we need your help! With your kind donations, we can:
- Pay for the initial design process and develop funding avenues
- Pay for the development of the campaign to bring a world class wheel park to bristol and the South West of the UK
- Pay for ongoing campaign running costs
Any extra funds will go towards contributing to urgent repairs and improvements to the existing park, allowing it to remain open to the public until the new Wheelpark is built.
For more information on the project please visit our Facebook or website www.elevatebristol.org