THE town's new skate park will have its official opening on Saturday.

Professional group Team Extreme, which is made up of skaters and BMX riders, will use the Hoyle Mill park's facilities to show off their talents to the next generation.

One of the performers will be Barnsley’s very own Jenna Dowling, an inline skater who is a 10-time British champion.

Mayor of Barnsley Coun Tim Shepherd will officially open the park before Team Extreme's performance at 11.45am.

The park has been funded by £100,000 Section 106 housing development money.