A new £150,000 skate park has opened at Vale Park in Aylesbury.
Located on the same site as the previous skate park the new facility been constructed from in-situ sprayed concrete to provide an improved riding surface with lower maintenance costs.
The funding for the project was provided by developers and the design was produced with the help of a focus group made up of the local skate park community.
Skaters can experience a variety of riding experiences including a stair set with handrail, grind wall and boxes, tombstone jump ramp and a wally bar.
The facility has been designed for riders of all abilities, from beginners to advanced and can be used by a variety of wheel types including skateboarders, BMX riders and in-line skaters and scooters.
Councillor Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communities and Civic Amenities at Aylesbury Vale District Council, said: ‘This is an exciting new development and it is sure to be a hit with young people on BMXs and skateboards. The previous skate park was well used and a real asset to Vale Park. This new facility takes it to a whole new level. I would like to thank the skate park community for their valuable input to making sure that the new skate park is an investment we can all be proud of.‘
Councillor Jenny Bloom, Chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council, cut the ribbon to officially open the completed skate park on Wednesday 5th August 2015.