Tender awarded for new Braidwood skatepark

Concept image of the Braidwood Skate Park

Council has approved the tender for a new skatepark to be built at the Braidwood Recreation Ground.

Experienced skatepark builder Grind Projects will construct the skatepark with the project set to begin in September 2022. The skatepark is aimed to be completed by the end of the year.

‘The new skatepark will be a great facility for the Braidwood community,’ Mayor Kenrick Winchester said.

‘I am looking forward to seeing this brand-new space for local families to enjoy. This project has been on the horizon for a long time and we are excited to be able to award the tender and have the skate park come to life in coming months.’

The tenders were based on a concept plan developed by Australian skate park designers Convic. They worked with the community to create a locally driven design that will be suitable for Braidwood families and youth, with a focus on catering to predominantly beginner and intermediate level skaters.

The concept design features 14 skate obstacles over two main skating zones and will cater to both street and transitional style riders.

The skatepark will create a centralised social hub for young people and their families and different ages and abilities will be able to interact and learn from each other. It will also further enhance the new and existing community facilities and amenities at the Braidwood Recreation Ground.

This project is supported by grant funding of $680,660 as part of Stage 2 of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund delivered by the NSW Government Department of Regional NSW.

The Braidwood Youth Performing Arts Association (BYPAA) received the grant and Council are assisting the BYPAA by providing project management support.

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