New skate park open for action

Heather Henderson and Subiaco staff Natasha Annan and Ra Jarden-Osborne watch a skateboarder at the park. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d407173
Heather Henderson and Subiaco staff Natasha Annan and Ra Jarden-Osborne watch a skateboarder at the park. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d407173

Mayor Heather Henderson will join western suburbs youth and the skateboarding community at the free event, which will feature a Skateboarding Australia streetwise skate clinic, barbecue, DJ and urban art workshops and skating competitions and demonstrations.

‘This upgrade has brought a whole new breath of fresh air to the park. A few days ago I came down and there were at least 50 people trying out the new facilities, it was fantastic to see,’ Mrs Henderson said.

The new skate park features a link between the two skating bowls, extension of the street run, new skating elements, a china bank and a refuge area.

The upgrade was designed by Convic Skateparks following community consultation and financed via a $50,000 grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation.