ALCESTER Town Council has taken ownership of the completed skate park on Jubilee Fields.
The skate park has been a project close to the heart of the council with support from Alcester Youth Council and an official opening is planned for the end of the month.
Skateboarding is rated as the third most popular recreational activity for youngsters aged six to 18 years-olds and many of Alcester’s young adults who would have grown up with the previous skate park and those that are now parents may find their interest is rekindled as their children get into it.
Town officials have been disheartened by vandalism of the site before it opened and are hoping users of the skate park will become its stewards notifying them or the police if there is any damage.
The council is already planning to introduce a zero-tolerance policy towards graffiti with the culprits likely to face prosecution for criminal damage.
Anyone witnessing damage to the park should call police on 101 or the council on 01789 766084.