Refurbished drawcard a hit
Skate park a reality after petition and Facebook page
SKATE enthusiasts were in for an early Christmas surprise last Friday after discovering the local skate park on Chinchilla St was open and ready to use once more.
The much anticipated $300,000 upgrade was finished ahead of schedule, to the delight of Chinchilla’s youth and young at heart.
Young scooter stuntman Will Shelton said it was great to see the park ready to use once more, just in time for the holidays.
“It’s awesome now because the old skate park has a lot of massive cracks in it, and if your scooter got caught you could fall off and get pretty badly hurt,” he said.
“Now the park is new and smoother, it’s a much better place to come and skate.”
The project was initiated by Chinchilla residents Brad and Claudia Ehlers back in 2016.
In 2014, the park received some patch-up work but the Ehlers could see this wasn’t going to cut the watermelon, so to speak.
Two and a half years and 400 signatures later and the refurbished skate park is finally a reality.
THUMBS UP: Will Shelton says the new skate park is much safer.