This is a temporary page to host any concept drawings
for the extensions to the Sheffield Devonshire Green Skatepark. Click
on ANY image for full view. SHIFT and Click for a new window.
Any suggestions, comments, constructive critisisms or alternative
designs can be sent to:- George
21st November 2003
I sent a quick chaser e.mail to the council the other day and got a startling
response... a display and public consultation for the entire green is underway!
This is NOT on the council website as far as I can see (searching for "Devonshire
Green" or "Skatepark" didnt lead to it) It is a very basic display just
inside the door of "First Point" or "Howden House" on Union Street.
This is the big NEW town hall building between the peace gardens and the
back of McDonalds on the moor.
"X" Marks the skatepark and "O" is Howden House where the display is up
until the end of November.
Here you will find a series of boards with some rough ideas for the green
as a whole. Lots of stuff about climbing boulders and performance areas
but not a lot about the skatepark. I took some crappy pictures but got told
to stop before I could get a really good set. Pictures are below such as
Looking at "Proposals - Phase2" You can see that the skatepark extension
is by no means a definate part of the plan and almost no actual space has
been allocated for it.
It is essential that as many riders and skaters go to this display and
fill in a questionaire to indicate that they want the bowl extending/improving.
If the council dont get any replies we may well NOT get any kind of extension
at all. If only a few reply we may only get a small extension.
GET DOWN THERE AND FILL IN A QUESTIONAIRE if
you can. Bear in mind that being a council building it is probably closed
at the weekend.
Let me just emphasise that the following
plans are SUGGESTIONS for the new extension if you dont like them do your
own and I will bung them on too.
Have a better idea?
There is a large plan at the bottom you can sketch on. The little squares
are 1m accross. Just right click and save.
Suggested Concept 1.
The darker grey parts are existing.
Added would be the left hand "A", "V" and "n" bowls; and the simple
"beginners" area in the top right of the first, third and forth pictures.
1. "n" bowl would be either 1.5m (5feet) or 1.2m (4feet) deep throughout
with bulbous ended spine, curved wall ride, and angled wall.
2. "V" 'bowl' is mainly flatbanks with one half submerged half proud
transition. Also possible curved "taco style" grind box on big bank; channel
gap, and curved sub box on top of curved end bank.
Centre driveeay on two levels with grind boxes.
3. "A" bowl/pool gets progressively deeper away from V. Top right
pool is 1.5m deep, big middle pool is 2m deep and bottom pool is 2.5m
4. "Beginner" area is flat with various height boxes and curbs and
The next 2 views show the location relative to streets and buildings
(in red) which explains the funny shape. They are at the bottom because
they are quite big and take a while to load so please be patient.
Here's a plan of what is already there, for you to do your own ideas.
If I have time I will bung any good ones up on here and if its really good
I will re-do it in CAD if you like.
This aerial view is pretty old (before the skatepark was built) but it
should help a bit. Click on it to visit a newer bigger image.
1. The area we are most likely to get is the bit where I put the "A"
The bit where I put the "n" shaped bowl is less likely.
2. The bit directly below the existing part is a car park and the blocky
red bits are buildings so forget it.
3. Each little square is 1m accross, try to keep to scale.
4. The blank plan can also be provided as a range of 3d files if needed,
just mail me.