Equipment at the newly unveiled Parkour circuit – the second largest training park of its kind in the country – in Whitby Park was damaged on Tuesday (February 2).
An investigation by the Ellesmere Port and Neston Local Policing Unit is now under way.
Youths seen running away
Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh said: “This significant investment in the community for youths and everyone to enjoy has been targeted by mindless individuals setting fire to part of it.
“Youths ran off towards Park Drive when the fire brigade attended.”
The project was developed by Parkour Collective, a group of local free-running enthusiasts aged between 15 and 23, with Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Our Place team, Groundwork Cheshire and support form The Friends of Whitby Park.
Deputy mayor of Ellesmere Port Cllr Myles Hogg officially opened the track at a ceremony attended by Justin Madders MP who, taking to social media afterwards, called it a ‘real feather in the cap’ for the town.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.