Banksia Grove Skate Park and Grandis Park clubrooms to open October 27

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with the Banksia Grove skate park youth working group.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with the Banksia Grove skate park youth working group.

THERE will be official opening celebrations for the $600,000 Banksia Grove Skate Park and $3 million Grandis Park clubrooms this month.

The skate park on Grandis Boulevard and Pinjar Road is expected to be a popular place for young people to get active and make friends while working on their skating, scooter and BMX skills.

The October 27 opening event will include food trucks, a community barbecue, giant garden games and community stalls.

There will also be a competition for young people to show off their skills in the bowl, atop the fun box and along the rails.

A group of young volunteers is organising the free event from 2pm to 7pm with support from City of Wanneroo youth officers.

Parking is available off Splendens Avenue or Joseph Banks Boulevard.

The skate park project, originally due to finish in July and cost $506,000, was jointly funded by the City, Lotterywest and Banksia Grove Development.

Wanneroo councillors Frank Cvitan, Samantha Fenn and Dot Newton with Mayor Tracey Roberts.

The City will also officially open the $3 million amenities building at Grandis Park on the day, which includes change rooms, a multi-purpose hall, kiosk, first aid room, storage spaces and sport floodlighting in the Banksia Grove Education and District Open Space.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries contributed $890,000 for the project through its Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities fund.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said both facilities would benefit residents of Banksia Grove and surrounding suburbs.

“The City of Wanneroo is committed to providing facilities that enable our residents to be active and healthy,” she said.

An artist’s impression of the skate park.