Hebden youngsters get new skate park

Fair for Youth including official launch of new skate park within Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge'Pictured is Jack Day, 20
Fair for Youth including official launch of new skate park within Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge'Pictured is Jack Day, 20

Hundreds of people turned out for the official opening of a brand new skate park in Hebden Bridge.

Fair for Youth including official launch of new skate park within Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge'Pictured are Kirsten Fussing and Kate Dakers from Box 4 Fitness

Fair for Youth including official launch of new skate park within Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge'Pictured are Kirsten Fussing and Kate Dakers from Box 4 Fitness

After more than two years of planning by the Friends of Calder Holmes Park Group, the park, which has been in use since Easter, was officially opened.

Break dancers for Riverside School, DJs and youth bands all performed during the well attended ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

The park cost a total of £179,000 to regenerate, with grants coming from Sports England, Groundwork UK changing spaces, Hebden Royd town council, the committee foundation of Calderdale and the Calderdale youth capital fund.

Lesley said that the young people of Hebden Bridge had been instrumental in the consultation process.

“The previous skate park became extremely well populated, and it became apparent that the youngsters needed a bigger and better skate park,” she said.

“They’ve been involved in the decision process throughout and we’re very pleased with the outcome,” she added.