Billingham skate and BMX park construction begins

Artist impression of new skate park The skate park is expected to open in 2014

Work has started on a new skate and BMX park which is part of a multimillion-pound regeneration of Stockton.

The £157,800 flood-lit facility is being built in John Whitehead Park in Billingham, and is part of the town centre's wider regeneration plans.

Cllr Ken Dixon said it will be a "fantastic" place for young people.

The council has upgraded four of the park's tennis courts and installed outdoor exercise equipment such as an air walker and exercise bike.

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