HALTON MP Derek Twigg officially opened a ball court and community garden on the Kingsway estate, Widnes, on Friday.
The facilities are the first two phases of a three-phase project to provide residents with amenities to enjoy and be proud of.
For the past two-and-a-half years Unitask, a community group based on Kingsway, has been working with Groundwork Mersey Valley's Neighbourhood Pride team to improve the facilities for young people in the borough.
With the help of landfill tax credit money from landfill operator Waste Recycling Group Ltd, which was administered by Wren and Living Spaces, they have raised £89,000 to achieve their aims.
Tommy Glynn, chairman of Unitask, said: 'The aim of Unitask has always been to provide the community with facilities they can use.
'The popularity of the ball court has proved that investment in people really does make a difference.
'None of this would have happened without the partnership with Neighbourhood Pride and the funders Wren and Living Spaces, and the support from Awards for All.'
Unitask is now looking to develop the next phase of the Kingsway Backs project that includes a play area for young children.
To get involved with Unitask or put forward views on what goes on the Kingsway estate, contact Tommy Glynn on 0151 424 7654, Ron Black on 0151 424 5512 or Chris Capes at Groundwork Mersey Valley on 0151 257 2720.