HALSTEAD'S popular skatepark has reopened after refurbishment with more exciting upgrades to come.

Braintree Council has announced the new skatepark at Ramsey Road is open and ready for visitors.

Skateboarders, bikers, and scooter riders of all skill levels will find something to love in the freshly revamped layout.

With ramps of varying heights, the skatepark is designed to cater to beginners finding their footing and seasoned pros seeking new challenges.

Old - what the skatepark looked like before the transformationOld - what the skatepark looked like before the transformation (Image: Braintree District Council)

As well as this, the surrounding park area is also undergoing a transformation.

Soon, visitors will be able to enjoy new, accessible amenities for young children, relaxing hammocks for older youths, and a selection of outdoor gym equipment to boost everyone's recreational experience.

A Braintree Council spokesman said: "We are delighted to celebrate the completion of the skatepark.

"The upcoming enhancements will further revitalise and modernise our recreational facilities.

"A big thank you to everyone who participated in the consultations and your input was invaluable in shaping this amazing new space for all to enjoy.”

Improved - another look at the upgraded skateparkImproved - another look at the upgraded skatepark (Image: Braintree District Council)

Since its completion on June 28, the skatepark has already been buzzing with visitors eager to try out its new features.

To mark this exciting development, the council is planning a community event and is calling on volunteers to help plan the celebrations.

Everyone is welcome to join in on the day of the event and be a part of this vibrant new chapter for the community.

If residents or businesses would like to get involved, contact Braintree Council’s Strategic Investment Team at skateparks@braintree.gov.uk or call the Customer Service Centre on 01376 552525.

Halstead's skatepark revamp is one of three projects in the district, with further ones coming to Weavers Park skatepark in Braintree and Spa Road skatepark in Witham.

Work on Weavers Park skatepark has now started.

There will be access to the rest of the park whilst the skatepark is constructed.

For more information, visit braintree.gov.uk/skateparks.