Boys’ skate park idea takes off

Boredom fighters: Connor McEwen, Jaxon Reynolds, Dakota Cheung and Tyson Byrne-King.            d441768
Boredom fighters: Connor McEwen, Jaxon Reynolds, Dakota Cheung and Tyson Byrne-King.         d441768

Three years on from the conception of their idea to fight boredom, the Aveley skate park has become a reality and an instant hit.

The boys identified the need for the park on a hot summer day and walked the neighbourhood to get support for it.

City of Swan councillor Natasha Cheung facilitated getting their idea and petition to council.

From there, the City got the ball rolling and the boys were called back to help with the design of the skate park, which is also frequently used by scooters. The skate park opened three weeks ago and is already so popular there are jokes about starting another petition to extend it.