A new state of the art skate park has been officially opened in Basildon.

It replaces the old facilities in Gloucester Park which was installed around 17 years ago.

The new park includes different features such as multiple quarter pipes and four sets of stairs.

Basildon Council say the skate park now caters for all types of riders.

Leisure and environment boss Craig Rimmer said: “This is a really exciting project that will make the park an even better and more exciting place to visit.


"The new state-of-the-art concrete structure will require far less maintenance than the metal and tarmac structure it replaced, and there will be a much lower risk of it being damaged.

“Thus protecting its future for years and years to come.

"We know how important facilities like these ones are for young people, and the new skate park will stand as a real community hub for our borough's adventurous residents."

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The skate park was officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the deputy mayor, Luke MacKenzie.

He said: “It was a real privilege to officially open the new Gloucester Park skate park.

“Having been there for even a short while, I could already see how well utilised it is, and how grateful the young people of our borough are to have this new skate park of such a high quality."