TALENTED artists have transformed a skatepark into a vibrant, colourful space which champions Ulverston.

The skatepark at Lightburn Park in Ulverston has undergone an eye-catching renovation thanks to council funding.

The Friends of Lightburn Park were given £20,000 in 2016 from South Lakeland District Council to put towards two major projects at Lightburn Park.

Among those projects was the refurbishment of the skatepark, which has been open for over 12 years.

The £75,000 facility was the product of years of fundraising efforts from Young Cumbria and Ulverston Skate and Bike Action Group (USBAG) to get the project up and running.

Last year, Friends of Lightburn Park approached festival organiser Dave Crossley about transforming the skatepark with the help of some local artists.

He said: "Before lockdown, I was approached by Friends of Lightburn Park asking if I could hook them up with some artists. They wanted to transform the skate ramp there to coincide with the renovations that they were planning for the park.

"I got in touch with some of our Another Fine Fest regulars and rustled up a crew including the artists Reasm, Otherman and Shame.

"The work was supposed to be done last year but had to be shelved because of the pandemic."

Lightburn Park was also the host of the hugely successful family fun day two weeks ago - which raised much-needed funds for the Ulverston Food Waste Project. After the cancellation of the annual Another Fine Fest, Mr Crossley decided to organise an event focused on music and art which also embraced and promoted the creative sides of life.

He said: "The event was really well attended and we received such lovely feedback by the folks who came along and from the park. So much so that we will definitely be doing more at various different venues in the future. We can’t wait."