Funds are being sought to give an Aberdeen skate park a £70,000 makeover.
Aberdeen City Council is seeking businesses and individuals to provide cash for a revamp of the Westburn Park facility.
The local authority has already been in talks with Transition Extreme for assistance in finding backers and to provide direction for the project.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The idea would to be to use the space previously taken up by the half pipe and connect into the existing concrete structure to expand the area.
“There are a number of options of how to do this and this would be designed in co-operation with the skating community, users, Transition Extreme and ourselves.”
She added if more money can be the found the local authority could expand the site even further.
Transition Extreme, a charity providing a range of youth and community sporting programmes, wants to help make sure a system is in place to keep footfall at the facility constant.
Transition Extreme chief Grahame Paterson said: “It’s great that they have come to us, very often with community parks there’s a rush of enthusiasm which can die down when instigators move on. We can catch users while they’re young to provide continuity.”
But the local authority’s decision to seek private funding has received some backlash.
Councillor Alex Nicoll, who represents the area, said: “This is a public park with public resources, I’m disappointed we can find money for all sorts of things without consultation and then we don’t have money for other projects. The skate park has been very well used by a wide range of people, from primary school to secondary school to post-school people – some are very skilful. It’s disgraceful we are going to private individuals to pay for this, I’m hugely disappointed.”