The sites being considered include areas at Springfield Stadium, Jardins de la Mer, Coronation Park and Les Quennevais playing fields.
The announcement was made at a public meeting held at the Town Hall on Wednesday night, attended by representatives from the States police, the parish of St Helier, the Island’s Children’s Commissioner and a number of other interested parties.
A working group called the Jersey Skatepark Association has also now been formed, made up of representatives from the skateboarding and BMX community.
Penny Lochhead, director of PMR Leisure which has been appointed as consultants for the project, said that a triangular grassy area at Jardins de la Mer was currently being toted as the favourite site.
‘We have gone from 13 sites, which were all mainly St Helier-based, and we now have four possible locations but we can bring the others back in if we need to. Nothing is set in stone yet,’ she said.
‘A number of other areas we looked at may have seemed ideal but many were listed as sites of special interest or had covenants on them.
‘What was quite obvious from comments made at the meeting was that people thought Jardins de la Mer was the best site.’
Ms Lochhead added that the project was still at a very early stage and no site had been finalised and no design drawn up.
The consultant added that she was now asking individuals involved in the project to go to hustings meetings ahead of the upcoming elections to ask prospective politicians for their support.
‘Skateboarding and BMX riding has continued to exist in Jersey for around 30 years despite not always having a dedicated facility. It has not gone away but it has been short-changed,’ she said. ‘If everything goes to plan, we should be drawing up a design in the next few months and lodging a planning application.
‘It could be that we go down a twin-track route and lodge a planning application for two sites but it is important to stress that we will not do anything until we are absolutely comfortable.’