Get on your bike for Belfast's new urban sports park
A half million pound urban sports park — a first for Northern Ireland — has been given the green light and is set for completion by early 2011.
The state-of-the-art facility is being built under the M3 flyover at Nelson Street in Belfast city centre and will provide a space for skateboarding, in-line skating, Parkour and BMXing.
The brainchild of local charity Belfast Urban Sports (Bus), the Bridges Urban Sports Park will cover around 20,000 sq ft.
As a taster of what the park will offer and to celebrate the start of construction, organisers are staging a free sports jam, the Milestone Session, on Saturday in an abandoned warehouse in the Titanic Quarter. Prizes on offer include Easyjet flights and BMX bikes.
Bus director Liam Lynch said the group had been working hard on the project.
“We are stoked that construction is about to start,” he said.
The Milestone Session takes place at T13, a warehouse on Hamilton Road in the Titanic Quarter, from 12-6pm.