Manchester

Mancunian Way Skate Park £362,000 extension unveiled

A skateboarder at the Mancunian Way Skate Park
Image caption A spokesman said the new ramps were designed with help from "the local skating community"

A £362,000 extension to a Manchester skate park has been unveiled.

The addition to the Mancunian Way Skate Park on London Road sees new concrete ramps being added to the existing site, which opened in 2004.

Councillor Rosa Battles said the new ramps were a response to a "growing interest in all kinds of skating".

The new facility was jointly funded by Sport England and Manchester City Council.

Councillor Battles said: "By providing an appropriate space, we can encourage children to get on a board, get active and perfect their ollies and grinds in a safe environment," she said.

A spokesman for the council said the new section of the park, run by Projekts MCR, had been designed "in conjunction with the local skating community" and provided "banks, hips and rails to test and challenge skaters' skills".

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