North Yorkshire’s Selby Skatepark Expands with Council’s Support
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North Yorkshire’s Selby Skatepark Expands with Council’s Support

North Yorkshire Council opened the park this week after a £150,000 revamp, which has seen the facility not only double in size but include features asked for by regular users. New equipment and seating have been installed and fencing removed to improve visibility and reduce opportunities for anti-social behavior. The extension means it is now fully accessible to all skill levels and abilities as well as those with a disability. The park, which includes bowl, street and transition areas as well as flat practice and warm-up zones, has been designed so that on quiet days riders can carve around the whole park transferring from feature to feature. However, on busy days it is split into zones, ensuring a large amount of simultaneous riding. North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, Cllr Simon Myers, said: “We are delighted that the park has been reopened in time for Christmas. It is a very popular facility in the town and we are really pleased it is going down so well with users. Our hope is that the new look will make it a destination park for wheeled sports in the area.” The facility was first opened in 2016 as part of the £7 million development of Selby Leisure Centre by the former Selby District Council.