NORTHWICH'S new skatepark opens this week.

Excitement is building ahead of the grand opening of the revamped Vickersway Park skatepark.

It replaces the old metal one, which had become difficult to maintain and closed for good on June 25.

Construction on the new facility began straight away and now, following just shy of three months later, it is ready to open, which it will on Friday (September 22).

A Northwich Town Council spokesperson said: "The refurbished Skatepark is opening this week!

"The highly anticipated refurbished skatepark will be officially opened on Friday September 22 at 3.30 pm by our mayor, councillor Jane Thomas.

"We’d love for you to join us for this big event and be among the first to experience this amazing new skatepark.

"It’s another fantastic facility in our community."

Northwich Guardian: Work to replace the old skatepark has been taking place since JuneWork to replace the old skatepark has been taking place since June (Image: Northwich Skatepark Campaign)

Northwich Town Council has worked with partners to secure funding for the park, which is understood to have cost around £180,000.

The bulk of the funding came from a £100,000 FCC Communities Foundation grant.

A further £30,000 donation was received from Rudheath and Witton Together, with Cheshire West and Chester Council putting £16,000 towards the project.

The remainder of the cost will be covered by the town council, which launched a SpaceHive crowdfunding appeal, and section 106 monies.

Demolition of the park at the end of June before Wheelscape, an experience skatepark construction company, arrived at the site on July 18.