Get skates on for open­ing

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Splash 22 Pho­tog­ra­phy

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.

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