04:45AM, Wednesday 16 April 2014
Young skaters battled it out in a competition to mark the refurbishment of the skate park at Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.
A new half pipe has been installed alongside concrete ramps.
The park, in Bath Road, was officially reopened on Thursday April 10, with an extreme sports competition.
It had been closed by the Royal Borough for renovation in November last year.
The work was paid for using developer contributions to the council.
Dominic Kolodziej, 25, a skater from Boulters Lock, said the new concrete-over-metal ramps are 'a lot better' and smoother to use.
The 25-year-old, who has been skateboarding for 15 years, added: "Considering what was here [before] it’s a lot better now."
The Royal Borough consulted with the Skate Academy on how best to improve the park.
The academy, set up by former Furze Platt Senior pupil Dave Jones, teaches youngsters how to skate.
Dave, who lives in Marlow, founded the academy with his friend Charlie Haigh in 2010.
He said: "I grew up in the area, I'm a local boy and just wanted to support the skate scene by helping young kids progress."
The 28-year-old organised the competition to mark the reopening.
The Skate Academy runs beginner sessions on a Saturday Morning from 9-11am in Kidwell’s Park, Maidenhead.
Visit theskateacademy.co.uk/ for details.
See more photos from the reopening below.
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