Construction completed on highly anticipated Longford Skate Park

Exciting new facility supports local talent, aspiring athletes and encourages physical activity

Press Release: 6 November 2023

Longford County Council is delighted to confirm that construction of the highly anticipated Longford Skate Park development will be completed this week.

The project, which will be open to the public for use from late November, involved the transformation of the former Longford Greyhound Track into a vibrant community amenity, fostering active leisure and community spirit.

The Park was developed by contractors Browne Brothers Sire Services with support from Volcano Skateparks, in partnership with Longford County Council. The total project cost was €449,833.37, with 90% grant funding provided under the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2022.

The development of Longford Skate Park started with a significant undertaking by Longford County Council, guided by the driving force and vision of the Longford Skatepark Committee in conjunction with Longford Community Resources Limited, to create an inclusive recreational space benefitting residents and visitors alike.

An official opening of Longford Skate Park is being planned for late November 2023 to celebrate this momentous milestone.

Cathaoirleach Colm Murray, speaking on behalf of Longford County Council, expressed excitement, saying, "The Longford Skate Park is a testament to the commitment of Longford County Council to creating vibrant, active spaces for our community. It will not only be a hub for skaters but a great place for friends and families to come together, socialize, and enjoy the great outdoors."

Chief Executive of Longford County Council Paddy Mahon added, “Longford County Council welcomes this initiative, led by and developed for the local community. Linking this type of amenity into the pre-existing Royal Canal Greenway will add wonderful value to the tourism offering of Longford town.”

The Longford Skate Park will not only be a source of recreation but also a safe and exciting platform for local talent and aspiring athletes to hone their skills, encouraging physical activity and social interaction among community members.

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