EXTREME: West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower, second left, at the KASET launch Pictures: Matthew Usher Photography

EXTREME sports have been showcased when a refurbished skatepark was officially opened in King’s Lynn.

KASET Skatepark and Music Community, formerly The Shed, has undergone a major £290,504 revamp since work began in February.

The project has seen the addition of a new mezzanine floor, an area for beginners and extra insulation to tackle long-standing problems with condensation in the building.

An after-school club, shop and cafe have also been added to the facility.

The celebration, held on Saturday, gave visitors the chance to take part in free sessions, access coaching, watch demonstrations by team riders, enjoy a barbecue and listen to local DJs.

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower cut the ribbon to mark the official opening and Alive Leisure chairman Peter Lemon was joined by a number of guests, including representatives from the borough council, funding body Wren and Sport England, which contributed £123,170 towards the refurbishment.

KASET is open seven days a week. Visit: www.aliveleisure.co.uk

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