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Water sport play park to open in Glasgow later this year

The Car Hire Glasgow Airport team believe the new water sports facilities opening soon will be a big hit for local and further afield enthusiasts. 

Glasgow will have a £3 million Water-sport Centre on the Forth and Clyde Canal just north of the city centre open later in the year. Next to it will be the city’s only purpose built indoor skate park called the Loading Bay. The Canal Wake Park will be run by Loch Lom-ond Wakeboard, with the aim to introduce 1,000 people to the sport in the first year of it opening.

The Water-sports Centre is near completion and will be Scotland’s only purpose built, competition standard paddle-sports venue. With a clean water-basin, canoe polo pitches, classrooms for wet activity and changing rooms, the centre is aiming to attract 25,000 visitors by 2016.

Scottish Canals chief executive Steve Dunlop said, “All these sports have a strong youth culture attached to them but they are aimed at participation by all parts of the community. This marks a major step forward for the Glasgow Canal regeneration project and the transformation of North Glasgow centred on 100 Borron Street business park. This is an ambitious plan for an urban sports hub that will foster community involvement and regeneration alongside the development of sporting excellence. However, the urban playground will only become a reality with the generous support of private, public and third sector organisations across Scotland.”

Also in the area will be an Everyday Martial Arts Gym delivering a number of classes, plus providing a facility for elite athletes and have a focus on family fitness.