THE Helensburgh Skatepark Project is holding an open day in the town this Saturday to update residents on its future plans.

The event takes place at the skate park next to Helensburgh pier from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, June 15, and will include a demonstration by a group of professional BMX, scooter and skateboard riders at 3pm.

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Jackie Hood from the Helensburgh Skatepark Project said: “Because of the interest generated by the project there are more youngsters (including girls) using the current park than ever before, which is brilliant to see and great for the town.

“It offers free, healthy outdoor activity for everyone, is self-policing, and apart from some non-riders dropping litter, is free from graffiti and vandalism –all proof of the positive impact of a skatepark.

“All of Helensburgh’s local businesses have been massively supportive of our efforts and there is still a really positive community feeling for a new skatepark and the benefits it will bring for our youngsters.”

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The current skatepark will remain in use until the town’s new waterfront leisure centre and swimming pool are completed, expected to be in November 2021.

Saturday’s event is free and all are welcome to attend.