A BRAND new outdoor gym facility has opened.

Outdoor gym facilities were opened in Valley Park by Councillor Alan Dowden during the Knightwood family fun day.

There was a ribbon cutting to open the gym which includes machines and pull up bars.

It was opened by Councillors Alan Dowden and Christopher Thom.

The facilities are now permanently open and are available to use.

The event included skateboarding and a bouncy castle, both of which were not affected by the weather.

Prizes were handed out for best performers on both skateboards and scooters.

Councillor Thom, said: “It’s fantastic to see the changes and refurbishments to all the facilities at Knightwood Leisure Centre and to be able to host a free family event for the community is even better.

“Everything looks state-of-the-art and I’m very grateful to Places Leisure for making it all possible.”

Councillor Dowden added: “The strong winds were far from ideal but it was brilliant to see families making the most of what is on offer here.

It’s exactly what the leisure centre is for so I’m pleased the community is enjoying it.”

Other sports such as football and tennis were affected by the weather and less families came to enjoy the day out.

Knightwood Youth Club volunteers were in attendance and telling youngsters of the Youth Club that meet on Friday evenings.

St Francis Football Club were also there notifying youngsters of the teams that they could join.

The event took place on Saturday at the Knightwood Leisure Complex.