Get your skates on for Banksia Grove Skate Park

Wanneroo Times - - News -

The of­fi­cial open­ing of the ea­gerly awaited Banksia Grove Skate Park will be cel­e­brated with a fun-filled com­mu­nity event on 27 Oc­to­ber. Lo­cated at Gran­dis Park in Banksia Grove, the new skate park is sure to be a pop­u­lar place for lo­cal young peo­ple to get ac­tive and meet new friends while work­ing on their skat­ing, scooter and BMX skills. The open­ing event will pro­vide fun for the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing food trucks, a com­mu­nity bar­beque, gi­ant gar­den games and com­mu­nity stalls. There will also be a chance for young peo­ple to show off their skills in the bowl, atop the fun box and along the rails in a hair-rais­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Don’t for­get your hel­mets! The free event has been or­gan­ised by a pas­sion­ate group of young vol­un­teers with sup­port from the City’s youth of­fi­cers. The Banksia Grove Skate Park is a jointly funded project be­tween the City of Wan­neroo, Lot­tery­west and Banksia Grove De­vel­op­ment, at a cost of $600,000. A new sport ameni­ties build­ing at Gran­dis Park will also of­fi­cially open on the day. Mayor Tracey Roberts said both fa­cil­i­ties will ben­e­fit res­i­dents of Banksia Grove and sur­round­ing sub­urbs for many years to come. “The City of Wan­neroo is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing fa­cil­i­ties that en­able our res­i­dents to be ac­tive and healthy, and I look for­ward to see­ing more of our young peo­ple out and about.”

Youth Work­ing Group Mem­bers with the Mayor.

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