PARKOUR lovers will soon be able to try out their favourite moves and skills at a new park worth £50,000.

The site, which will be opening in Churchill Gardens, Salisbury, was built after young people expressed they had no suitable sites to practice parkour in the area.

The park will now provide the community with more reason to get outdoors and be healthy in a fun and social way, experimenting parkour moves like jumping, acrobatics and climbing.

Local parkour coach, Kieran Coombes, said the facility is an "amazing addition to the city", adding: "[This] means that young people can take part in a safe and secure environment. We encourage people of all ages to come along and give it a go! Parkour is for everyone and I know the guys at the Kiwi Parkour Club in Salisbury can’t wait to start using it."

Mayor of Salisbury John Walsh added: “A wonderful addition to our park and I’m delighted that Salisbury City Council was instrumental in bringing this to Salisbury.”

The £50,000 parkour park has been funded by grants from Sport England – Community Asset Fund, the Landfill Community Trust, Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Council’s Salisbury Area Board Community grant.

It will be officially opening at 1pm on Saturday, October 19, and in the weeks commencing parkour coaches will be on hand offering basic training sessions.

Councillor Allison Bucknell, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for leisure said: “Parkour has really caught on in the UK as a sport which tests people’s creativity and agility.

"I’m pleased as a council we were able to support this new facility which I’m sure will inspire many to keep fit and have fun at the same time.”