Youth get great outdoors
ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SOCIALISATION
THE much-anticipated $1.5 million Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space is now under construction with completion planned for later this year.
The multi-purpose facility will cater to a range of sports including scooters, rollerblading, skateboarding, parkour, basketball and BMX.
Located alongside the Kwinana Adventure Park and near the Zone Youth Space, the skate park will complete the youth precinct in the city centre.
Mayor Carol Adams said construction of the new facility was progressing well.
“Excitement is certainly starting to build amongst the skating community, with the fences now up and work underway at Calista Oval,” Cr Adams said.
She said it would provide many benefits to the community.
“Not only does it support participation in physical activity, but also provides a positive and inclusive social space for young people,” she said.
Design and construction of the Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space is being undertaken by Convic.
It has been jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation.
A skating community in Kwinana have been making use of a pop-up skate park at Handford Place, designed to provide a temporary facility while the new Outdoor Youth Space is complete.
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with community representatives at a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new skate park last week.