Local skate park under repair

Kwinana skate park will be upgraded and redesigned.         d435457
Kwinana skate park will be upgraded and redesigned.        d435457

The half-pipes have become weak over time and a hole in one of the ramps after a recent skating workshop forced the closure of the half-pipes.

�Closing the half-pipes involves fabricating a steel fence, which prevents access while leaving the rest of the skate park available for use, but this work unfortunately can�t be carried out until after the Easter break,� Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said. �Council is aware of the impact of the temporary closure, but keeping the skate park open is not worth the risk to our local youth who use the skate park on a daily basis.�

Upgrades will cost $200,000, involving the redesign and construction of the half-pipes by a skate park industry specialist.

A design workshop will involve local young people.

Details of the half-pipe project and design workshop will be available soon on the City�s website.