Skate culture in Sunbury

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore officially opened the newly completed $500,000 expansion of the Sunbury Skate Park, joined by fellow councillors this week.

“The original skate park was constructed in 2002 and proved to be a very popular recreational and competitive skate, scooter and BMX riding facility,” Cr Moore said.

“The skate park has been expanded by approximately 390m2, this has created space for a range of new elements and obstacles to inspire and challenge skate, scooter and BMX enthusiasts across all levels.

“The new design of the park has focused on ensuring the park caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced users.

“Along with the new aspects of the park, popular original elements have also been repaired and will continue to serve the Sunbury skate community well into the future.

“The Sunbury BMX Club and members of the Sunbury skate community contributed to the design process and their ideas have now come to fruition.”

New skate elements include:

  • a quarter pipe;
  • a mogul;
  • rails, banks and barriers;
  • a wave block; and
  • a hubba.

Cr Moore said we appreciate the community’s patience during the construction phase of the project and it is great to see so many young people enjoying the newly reopened skate park during the school holidays.

“Community recreation facilities like this one are very important and help encourage an active lifestyle.

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