Civic support for opening of new £150,000 Leeds skate park

ROLL WITH IT: The opening ceremony at Kippaxs skate park. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG
ROLL WITH IT: The opening ceremony at Kippaxs skate park. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG
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The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Jane Dowson, did the honours at a ceremony to mark the official opening of a new skate park in Kippax.

Youngsters also enjoyed attractions such as bouncy castles and stalls that were laid on at the site for the ceremony.

The skate park, which boasts ramps, runs, grind rails, steps and kerbs, is situated on Kippax Common playing fields and is accessible via Green Lane or Green Avenue.

The £150,000-plus project has been led by Kippax Parish Council in partnership with the Groundwork Leeds environmental charity and Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside department.

Funding for the facility – which is intended for use by BMXers and scooter riders as well as skateboarders – has come from sources including Veolia Environmental Trust, Tesco Bags of Help and the city council’s outer east area committee.

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