Chelsea skate park lighting given green light

Chelsea skate park lighting given the green light

Recreational skaters will soon be able to skate or scoot under lights after dark following Council’s approval of new lighting for the popular skate park and youth precinct at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea.

The $300,000 upgrade will see a new lighting system installed that will activate only when people are using the skate park after dark, to minimise the environmental impact.

The Chelsea Skate Park was officially opened in August 2017 and has been a much-used recreation area by day for young people and families in Kingston.

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said installing the lights will allow more access to this great community recreation space.

“The skate park gives local teens and youngsters a fun, active, positive activity to entertain them and serve as a community meeting place,” Cr Oxley said. “The new lighting will enable skaters to use the park outside of daylight hours and at the same time provide a safe location for people to be active after dark.”

The popular skate park and youth precinct features a skate bowl area, multi-court play area, timber climbing pole and seating, shelters and shade sail.

The funding for works will be available next financial year and includes finalising a design and tendering before construction can commence.

A reminder that all Kingston skate parks and playgrounds including Bicentennial Park are closed until further notice in line with the latest federal government health advice.

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