BMX riders, skateboarders and scooter riders were out in force to mark the opening of the refurbished skatepark in Christchurch.

The facilities at the Two Riversmeet site underwent a complete rebuild as part of a Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council project.

Poole-based skatepark design and build specialists Maverick Industries worked closely with the local authority's community and recreation department to carry out the work from design stage through to construction.

Maverick have delivered many destination parks across the United Kingdom, including the popular Newquay Concrete Waves.

The team said it had been "incredible" to deliver a project so close to their Dorset roots.

Maverick's director and head of design, Russ Holbert, said : "There was a huge interest from local riders in the consultation process which has resulted in an exciting,

progressive design with input from

experienced skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders.

"We've had some great feedback on our social media – the riders really appreciate the council's investment into the skatepark – the facility is definitely proving to be very popular."

The skate jam launch event held last Saturday 8 June was officially opened by BCP Council assisted by GB Skateboarding Olympic team member Alex deCunha.

The talented skateboarder then delivered a demo on the faciltiies for the enthusiastic crowd, joined by Southampton-based skateboarder Greg Nowik, and BMX riders Harry Boucher and Ollie Palmer.

Dominator team riders Taylor and eight-year-old Coby demonstrated their skills on scooters.

Henley-on-Thames WCMX (wheelchair motocross) rider Ben Sleet demonstrated that disability should not serve as a barrier to using a skatepark.

The 11-year-old has spin bifida but showed the new facilities could be used and enjoyed by everyone.

The event was sponsored by many local and national businesses, including Entity BMX, Source BMX, Moose Skate Shop, The Skate Shop in Poole and Wimborne-based 608 Skateshop, who generously donated prizes.

National Adventure Sports Show (NASS) provided weekend camping tickets worth £135 each to the competition winners Ashley Meade (BMX) and Nathan Prout (skateboard).