Park life for youngsters

Dylan Gray takes to the air during the urban games event that was held at Woodhouse Park.
Dylan Gray takes to the air during the urban games event that was held at Woodhouse Park.

YOUNG people were in high spirits when they took part in a funky games event.

Woodhouse Park in Peterlee hosted an Urban Games event, which included a skate park, DJ workshop, climbing wall, parkour, which is free running, football, tennis, rugby, golf and dance competitions.

Further sessions will take place at the park, off Balliol Close, throughout the summer on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights between 6pm and 8pm until the end of September.

The two-year project is supported by East Durham Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council Sports Development Team, Groundwork NE and Peterlee Town Council,

Funded through Neighbourhood Budgets the project will engage with the whole community but aims in particular to help foster ownership of the park by the young people using it.

Young people have been taking part in a 20-week leadership course in the lead-up to the event.

Town council leader Bill Jeffrey said: “We had a good turnout of youngsters and a good mix of people, well into the hundreds.

“Everybody I spoke to said they had a great day.

“We have a good facility at Woodhouse Park and it is very popular.”