THREE Woodvale residents have come together in a bid to build a skate park in their suburb.
Before now, Nicholas Reid (12), Matilda Corrigan (10) and Levi Cadd (9) did not know one another but each had written to the State Government to lobby for a local facility.
“A skate park in Woodvale would be a great idea because where I live is very far away from other skate parks,” Nicholas, of Sacred Heart College, said.
“I usually play on my Xbox all day and it would be great for me to go out and skate with my scooter or skateboard instead of staying indoors all day.
“When I look outside, most of the time I see kids or teens on their scooters or skateboards and this will be good for them because they can have another place to skate without the risk of getting hit by a car.”
Levi, who is a St Luke’s Catholic Primary School student, said it would “keep kids active, healthy and part of our community”.
“If there was a skate park, teenagers would not be getting in to trouble when they are bored,” he said.
“Families could have a picnic and the kids could skate, ride or scoot down the ramps.”
Edgewater Primary School student Matilda said adding a skate park would make Woodvale “an even better place”.
“It would also encourage the kids that live here to get outside and do exercise,” she said.
Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said a skate park at Chichester Park could coincide with the park redevelopment.
She has created a petition to the City of Joondalup.
To sign, call 9309 2666.
The City of Joondalup currently only has two skate park facilities – at Mirror Park in Ocean Reef and Kinross Skate Park.