Works on three of Byron Shire’s much-loved skate parks have been full steam ahead with repairs and resurfacing on the Brunswick Heads and Federal Skate Parks now complete and open, and works on Mullumbimby Skate Park now underway.
“These three skateparks were in critical need of TLC to provide a safer and smoother riding surface for users,” Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, said.
“The reality is that skateparks are hugely popular for recreation in our shire and attract a wide cross section of our community from three year olds learning to scooter, to young boys and girls in equal numbers, teenagers, young-at-heart mums, dads and even grandparents! These spaces are in constant use and, as you’d expect, the wear and tear on these outdoor surfaces is substantial.
“We are pleased to have invested $30,000 in Brunswick Heads skatepark repairing all the cracks, chips and holes that were causing problems for skaters, doing a full colour reseal on all transitional areas and the bowl to prevent further erosion and fixing up the rail and the drainage while we were at it,” he said.
“In Federal, we spent $40,000 on repairs and maintenance which has really rejuvenated the whole park and everyone is loving it,” he said.
“$150,000 of works on the Mullumbimby Skatepark will include similar repairs of cracks, chips and holes and a full colour reseal, which should be completed, weather permitting, in time for the NSW school holidays,” Mr Holloway said.
The next big recreation project is the Suffolk Park Pump Track – a new ride experience for BMX, skate and scooters, due to start in late July.