NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Cataract city skaters now have a new place to work on their tricks.

Mayor Paul Dyster joined young extreme athletes to cut the ribbon at the Niagara Falls skate park Thursday afternoon. It's the first of its kind in the Falls and it all came about because of advocacy from local skaters.

"We had about five meetings. We sat down with the designer, we talked about specific features. This isn't just, you kow hey let's put up a skate park. This is reflective of what the kids who are around here, who are mostly street skaters, want. So literally and figuratively, this is their park," said Seth Picirillo, Director of Community Development in Niagara Falls.

If you're looking to check out the skate park, it's on Hyde Boulevard right across the street from Gaskill Prep School.