Whitwell’s brand new skate park officially opened

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Whitwell’s brand new skate park officially opened last week with scores of youngsters enjoying the new facility.

Young people equipped with their bikes, scooters and skateboards took to the new park and were also treated to stunts and tricks from Bolsover District Council’s Extreme Wheels Roadshows Demo Riders.

The new Skate Park is concrete based with a variety of ramps and rails for users to test their skills and try out their tricks. Located on Bakestone Moor, it is free for anyone to use and is open on a daily basis from 9am to 8pm.

The skate park has been funded by Bolsover District Council, Viridor Credits, Whitwell Parish Council, Derbyshire County Council and built by Proludic.

Bolsover District and Whitwell Parish Councillor, Tom Munro said, “After months of refurbishment we are really excited to open this brand new facility. We have had young people chomping at the bit to use it ever since we started to refurbish it and from today’s attendance it looks like it will be a huge hit with them.

“We have worked very hard with our partners and local residents and have listened to the experts in planning and designing the new park to get a facility that people can enjoy and keeps them active – and I think we have achieved that.”