EXTREME sports enthusiasts are celebrating after plans for a west Cornwall skateboard plaza were given a cash boost.
Kerbs Skateboard Association (KSA), in partnership with Penzance Town Council, has clinched an extra £50,000 which will be put towards the build at Wherrytown.
The Sport England funding will be added to more than £90,000 already raised for the park.
“Kerbs Skateboard Association is delighted to have secured enough funding to build the skate plaza that Penzance deserves and that our hard work over the past year has paid off,” said a group spokesman.
The bulk of the latest cash will be used to resurface the park and upgrade lighting.
Those behind the skatepark development say construction will take around 12 weeks with the hope it will be completed by the end of October.
The cash was handed over as part of a major £2.47 million scheme benefiting 46 community sports projects in the South West as part of the Inspired Facilities Olympic legacy fund.
Tendering for the development has already taken place.
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