Skate board demonstrations, a workshop and competitions will be among highlights of official openings of major Hindmarsh Shire projects at Dimboola and Rainbow.
Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders will open Rainbow Skate Park on Monday and Dimboola Skate Park on Tuesday, with festivities to start at noon on both days.
Mayor Ron Ismay said the opening days were planned to coincide with the school holidays.
“Because both skate parks have been supported and included in the 2016-2020 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council Strategy, we want the openings to be a fun-filled day with plenty of entertainment for our youth rather than just a formal opening,” he said.
“With the assistance of funding through the Freeza program, both events will include a barbecue lunch, music by a local DJ and skate board demonstrations followed by a workshop and competition that will provide giveaways and prizes at the end of official proceedings.”
Melbourne-based skateboarding service Ownlife will run the demonstration and workshop.
“I encourage parents, children and youth to come to either or both events as there will some fantastic entertainment and action,” he said.
“It will be a great way to launch the skate parks for Dimboola and Rainbow.”
Dimboola Skate Park is located in Dimboola Recreation Reserve near the sports stadium and Riverside Holiday Park, while the Rainbow skate park is at The Oasis in the former primary school site in King Street.
The skate parks were funded through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Sports Infrastructure Program 20172018 and Hindmarsh Shire Council.
Competition entrants must sign a waiver and consent form and those under 15 will require signed parental permission.
People can pick up forms from council’s customer service offices or by emailing Meg Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.au.