Problem Solving in Ayr Skatepark
There were concerns about young people using the Skatepark being intimidated by
other groups of youths. A Problem Solving Group was formed to address this and other
issues of antisocial behaviour around the park. Out of this it was identified the
need to provide a safe and fun environment for the Skatepark users.
The Community Safety Partnership organised a ‘Jam’ for Saturday 28th
March 2009. This included displays, coaching and competitions on BMX bike riding,
skateboarding and inline skating. Prizes and trophies were awarded for all ages
A large crowd attended and enjoyed music, the ‘Blue Ignite’ bus and
a BBQ, while some took part in a Graffiti Art project to transform the old
tennis pavilion block.
Young people are now using the Skatepark more regularly and complaints have reduced