Get skates on for opening
THERE will be official opening celebrations for the $600,000 Banksia Grove Skate Park and $3 million Grandis Park clubrooms this month.
The skate park on Grandis Boulevard and Pinjar Road is expected to be a popular place for young people to socialise while working on their skating, scooter and BMX skills.
The October 27 opening event will include food trucks, a community barbecue, giant garden games and community stalls.
There will also be a competition for young people to show off their skills in the bowl, on top of the fun box and along the rails.
A group of young volunteers is organising the free event from 2pm to 7pm with support from City of Wanneroo youth officers.
The City will also officially open the $3m amenities building at Grandis Park on the day, which includes change rooms, a multi-purpose hall, kiosk, first aid room, storage spaces and sport floodlighting in the Banksia Grove Education and District Open Space.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries contributed $890,000 for the project through its Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities fund. The skate park project was jointly funded by the City, Lotterywest and Banksia Grove Development.
Friends and family with Carol Abramo (centre), who rode her trishaw for Ride to Conquer Cancer on October 13 and 14.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with the Banksia Grove skate park youth working group.