Spinning wheels in skateparks has always looked cool, but in Liverpool it’s art.

Evertro pits kickflips against blazing neon under a midnight sky for a stunning setpiece of motion, new moves and brilliant city lights.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, Evertro at Everton Park Action Sports HUB, uses luminous concrete to give a glowing effect and is the UK’s first glow-in-the-dark skate park.

International South Korean artist Koo Jeong A worked with young people from North Liverpool and skaters to devise the new wheels park, she said: “Working as an artist in the community of Everton has been a fascinating process.

“What appealed to me about this is that community members of different ages have come together to help create this project. It has been an inspiration to work on this new public commission for Everton and for the City of Liverpool.”

The permanent sculpture acts as a dramatic piece of art, but also a state of the art wheels park, open to skaters and BMX bikers to use and enjoy.

The wheels park is part of the new Everton Park Action Sports HUB, which also incorporates a training area and BMX track. All facilities are designed for in-line skates, scooters, BMX bikes and skateboards.

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said: “This commission is a reflection of our commitment to bring art into the city and into the everyday lives of people. Just as the Snowdrop sails the Mersey as a living work of art by Sir Peter Blake, Koo Jeong A has had an amazing opportunity to work with people in Everton.”

Evertro is the flagship project of a citywide scheme initiated by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, to design and build five wheels parks in Liverpool. Other sites include Dingle Bank, Otterspool, Newsham Park and Norris Green.


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Koo Jeong A and designers Wheelscape Skateparks have created the park, with the Biennial working in partnership with Friends of Everton Park, the Land Trust and Liverpool Vision, with support from St Modwen

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