Federation Council to host Howlong Skate Park opening
Council is extending an invitation to Howlong’s wider community to celebrate the official opening of the Howlong Skate Park this Saturday, November 24.
The official opening at Lowe Square is set to provide an exciting atmosphere for all ages with YMCA Action Sports Demonstrations, Timmy G prizes and giveaways, face painting and a barbeque.
The Stronger Communities Fund enabled the addition of the $201,900 Skate Park to the Lowe Square Playground upgrade to create a recreational space that now caters for families, children and youth of Howlong.
The Howlong Youth Park Committee worked together with the community also for the skate park and raised $15,000 towards the project. The project was also financially supported from the Howlong Lions Club (and Lions Australia) who committed $25,000 along with $5,000 from the Howlong Op Shop.
The design concept skate park was prepared by award winning skate park designers Convic who are leaders in youth space and skate park design.
The ‘street terrain’ style skate park has a number of features, including 900H (3ft) quarter with doorway, 300H (1ft) kicker to kicker, 400H round flat bar, 350H ledge, 1200H (4ft) bank with 750H jersey barrier extension, banked hip, 1200H (4ft) mini ramp and a 1500H (5ft) quarter pipe.
Mayor Pat Bourke said the Federation Council was looking forward to celebrating the Howlong Skate Park project with the community this Saturday and hoped that Howlong’s youngest residents would enjoy the new space for many years to come.
“The Howlong Skate Park project is one of the many new infrastructure installations or upgrades to occur as part of council’s Play Space Upgrade Program,” Mayor Bourke said.
“Federation Council is placing a strong focus on improving the liveability of our area, as we work to meet the needs of our residents, support youth and attract young families.
“Come along to the special opening and celebrate with council the delivery of the Howlong Skate Park project which I have no doubts will be a new space that our residents will enjoy for many years to come.”
The official opening at Lowe Square, Howlong will begin at 11am on Saturday, November 24. Council would like to thank the following event supporters: NSW Government, Lions Club of Howlong and Australian Lions Foundation, Howlong Skate Park Committees, Howlong Op Shop and the community of Howlong.
The Federation Council wil be officially opening the Howlong Skate Park this Saturday.