A world-class

wheelpark for Bristol

St George Park, Bristol BS5

 

We're creating...

  • A world-class wheelpark to host international competitions.

  • A wheel park that inspires and develops new talents.

  • ​A community hub allowing people of all ages and abilities to be active.

  • A sustainable design truly unique to Bristol.

  • A home for community led social programs.

Our supporters

"Bristol having a world-class wheel park is absolutely necessary and should have really happened sooner. 

The city and surrounding areas have produced numerous world-renowned Professional Skateboarders/BMXers over the years and has one of the strongest skate scenes in the UK and known for its talents worldwide. 

 

While growing up in Bristol I found and fell in love with Skateboarding, a sport which has given me a lifelong career, helped me travel and see the world plus achieve many successes including a world record."

Danny Wainright, 

World record holder and professional skater.

 

The vision

Our ambition is to build a world-class wheelpark for Bristol

which is also a thriving hub for our community. 

A place which is welcoming for people of all ages to

meet, socialise, get active and learn skills. 

 

A place to Elevate.

 

The timeline


For the last 40 years Bristol has been at the forefront of wheelbased sports in the UK.

The city has sparked the careers of some of the world’s pioneers of the sport, thanks to the alternative attitude rooted in the city’s DNA.

Now it's time that a world class facility is built in the city.

2019

St George Skatepark is in a state of disrepair. 


Inspired by news that skateboarding is going to feature in the 2021 Olympics, plans start to build a world-class wheelpark for Bristol.

2020

A working group is formed with key stakeholders to drive the idea forward, secure funding, get plans drawn up and make the idea a reality.


Skateboarding features in the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo.

2021 - 2023

Fundraising events continue. The project gets worldwide support from the wheelpark community.


Work gets underway to build a world-class wheelpark for Bristol. 

2024

Bristol’s world-class wheelpark opens.


Skateboarding features in the Olympics in Paris.

A teenager from Bristol competes in the gold medal final at the Olympics...

The wheelpark plans

for our riders:

  • The wheelpark design will welcome all users and abilities of wheelsports, allowing them to use it safely together, including those with disabilities. 

  • The wheelpark will include street and bowl areas that meet competition standards from national governing bodies.

  • The wheelpark will be of environmental & architectural merit, elevating the idea of a wheel park.

 

The wheelpark plans

for our community:

  • The design will include viewing and socialising areas so the wheelpark is a welcoming space for all members of the community. 

  • The design will integrate other activities eg: climbing walls on back of ramps, street art walls and a stage area.

  • There will be a programme of tutoring and mentoring at the wheelpark.

 

Why invest

There is a growing awareness amongst leaders and community groups that wheelparks are far more than just another type of sports facility. 

 

They are a way to stimulate a richer urban life, opening up connections to heritage, health, community, art, commerce and innovative design.

Community benefits

A world-class wheelpark will provide a community hub, allowing people of all ages to be active.

 

It will let the world see that Bristol is capable of hosting world-class sporting events. 

Physical

health

Investing in a wheelpark will provide facilities where young people can develop a healthy lifestyle.

 

Research shows wheel-based sports provide a better cardio workout than organised sports like football.

Mental

health

Wheel-based sports uniquely develop parts of the brain which combine extreme physical exertion with precise muscle coordination and balance.

 

Riders also learn a range of secondary skills applicable for the rest of their lives including motivation, determination and socialising.

Economic benefits

A world-class wheelpark will attract visitors to the area, encouraging them to spend money and support businesses.

 

The facilities will raise the profile of the city, making it a destination people are proud to call home.

 

Support us

We are looking for people to volunteer their skills to help us build

a world-class wheelpark for Bristol. 

If you would like to help Elevate email us: hello@elevatebristol.org.

 

We're particularly looking for help with:

Funding

We're looking for people who are experienced in identifying funding streams and writing funding applications to support Elevate.

Marketing

We’re looking for an experienced marketing expert to develop an engaging strategy which will create a huge buzz about Elevate right across the UK.

Content Creators

We’re looking for people to help create content for our website, social media and media campaign. 

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