FF&E: What You Need For A Skatepark
While they aren’t all too common, skateparks are a great spot for community involvement. There is a market for skateparks in most towns and it is a cost-effective option because it doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance or upkeep. However, there are a few things that every skatepark will need to be successful, specifically with FF&E.
In today’s blog post, Sports Facilities Advisory will look at some FF&E needs of skateparks, including both indoor and outdoor parks. Your skatepark can be a great investment for your town, but without these elements, it might not be functional.
One of the benefits of a skatepark is the lack of upkeep they require. However, there are several foundational FF&E needs that will need to meet to keep your facility functional in the long run.
Most of the surfaces that your skaters will be skating on will be made of concrete. However, the elements of the skatepark including ramps and rails will be made largely of steel and wood. Without those FF&E elements, you won’t attract very many skaters to your facility.
It is important to have the proper seating arrangements available for resting and observing, taking into account the maximum capacity and needs of your facility. If you plan to host skating events, areas for seating and spectating are very important to people’s experience.
As far as indoor facilities go, this process is a little bit more complicated, but it also allows you to become more creative with the design of your park. You can establish rooms in your park for skating, each with a different focus and purpose. However, an indoor park also means that you will have to be more diligent and cautious with your FF&E elements, making sure that the safety of your skaters is your number one priority.
Contact SFA For FF&E Consultation
When it comes to building a skatepark, the FF&E needs aren’t as pronounced as other facilities, but they are still essential. For more information, contact us today at (727) 483-7910 or get in touch with us online.