A £2M restoration project at Widnes' flagship park is nearing completion.
A climbing boulder has been installed at Victoria Park in Appleton to give a challenging introduction to 'real climbing' for enthusiasts in Widnes.
The hand-holds and routes to the top can be used to train novices in climbing technique. A demonstration and training course is also being organised.
It is part of a multi-million-pound project to restore the Widnes beauty spot.
Cllr Phil Harris (parks) said: 'The boulder will make a welcome addition to Victoria Park and give people another way to keep fit.
'Victoria Park has really been enhanced with the work done already. It really is becoming a jewel in Halton's crown.'
Work has continued over recent years to bring the park back to its former glory, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
New elements at Victoria Park include play facilities and a 'quiet' garden, plus the return of some original features.
The toddler and junior play facilities include an interactive water play feature. Other work completed includes a park pavilion, where the rangers are based, and a café, as well as a community meeting room and toilets.
An ice cream parlour has been opened and includes a baby-changing area, something that was requested during consultation.
At the southern end of the park is the Appleton Garden.
Restoration of the entrances, lake, fountain, cenotaph and bandstand has also taken place.