Skatepark opening welcomed by Swansea Council
Swansea Council has welcomed the opening of the Mumbles Skatepark.
The project, on the prom at Llwynderw, was made possible thanks to site owner Swansea Council leasing the location to Mumbles Community Council.
The community council are leading the project which secured planning approval last year. The location was previously home to less advanced skate facilities.
Swansea Council joint deputy leader David Hopkins said: "The skatepark will help improve people's health, wellbeing and mental and physical fitness. We're pleased to have played a key role in helping to make the project reality."
Fellow cabinet member Robert Francis Davies said: "We wish all those involved with the skatepark our very best for its future.
"It's well located for skateboarders and has many other positives such as offering the potential to further enhance the Blackpill activity area."
A spokesperson for Mumbles Community Council said: "Contractors Maverick Industries have formally handed over the skatepark to us. It's now open, with access from the Promenade. Landscaping is not yet completed; we ask that users keep off the bare earth and seeded areas while they establish.
"We thank Maverick for creating a world class skatepark which is accessible to all - and thank all those involved in making this fantastic project happen."
A formal opening event is being planned for this summer.
Photo: From left at Mumbles Skatepark - Swansea Council's Jamie Rewbridge, Mumbles Community Council's Carrie Townsend Jones and Maverick Skateparks' Russ Holbert.