A place for kids with wheels of all sizes who love urban sports. Nine years in the making The Pump Track at Par is a free community space, part of Par Track which is run by the local community. The track is recommended for confident riders on BMX bikes, skateboards, scooters and wheelchair users.
The pump track replaces the old skate park and is an up-to-date larger-scale project which will provide a major new recreational facility for use by any wheeled sports equipment including skateboards, scooterists, BMX riders and even wheelchair users. It’s a completely free 24 hour facility
The previous skate park was property of Cornwall Council but in June last year, Par Track Ltd was founded by a small group of volunteers who believed passionately in the park and its place in the community and they now lease the land from Cornwall Council.
Without this group of dedicated people, Par Track Ltd said the facility would have had an unpredictable future that would more than likely experience gradual decline.
The management committee members are all volunteers, are not allowed to financially benefit from their work and are involved because they want the best for Par Track and the surrounding area.
The initiative for the project was inspired in 2011 by local PCSOs who subscribe to research indicating that skate parks decrease youth crime and antisocial behaviour and recognised the need and value of such a facility in the PL24 postcode area comprising of Par, Tywardreath, St Blazey and surrounding hamlets, with a total population of around 10,000.