Wanneroo Showground: get your skates on to try out new park

Steve Rock travelled all the way from Mandurah to try out the new skate park.
Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d457694
Wanneroo Showground: get your skates on to try out new park
Wanneroo Showground: get your skates on to try out new park
Steve Rock travelled all the way from Mandurah to try out the new skate park. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d457694

THE opening of a skate park in Wanneroo has attracted people of all ages and from all over Perth.

The City of Wanneroo launched the $600,000 facility at Wanneroo Showground on July 29, with users travelling from as far as Mandurah to test it out.

Mandurah skateboarder Steve Rock said he had heard about the park through a WA group of skaters he belonged to.

He visited the facility in its first few days of operation, describing it as “incredible”.

“In terms of transition bowl skating facilities it’s the best in Perth at this point,” he said.

Mr Rock said it was “a real asset” for the area.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the facility was designed for all ages and ability levels, with particular thought given to young people.

“It is very important to provide facilities for youth to meet and socialise, to take part in healthy activities, so they can engage and connect in a safe environment,” Mrs Roberts said.

“We have built a facility to deliver a well-thought-out space to encourage physical activity and consulted with a broad range of age groups, including young skaters, who provided design ideas and identified the needs of local skate park users.

“Since its completion, the City’s youth team have actively engaged with young people, who are really enjoying the new facility.”