Skating, BMX and scooter enthusiasts are being sought as Griffith City Council embarks on a new skate park proposal for Olympic Street.
Community feedback is needed to be part of the design process of the master plan for the Olympic Street precinct in the CBD Strategy.
Council’s Project Planner, Nathan Farnell said the new skate park will incorporate some exciting skate elements and new lines.
“On 18 April, Totem Skateboarding will be holding a skate workshop and competition,” Mr Farnell said.
“At the same time skate park designers En:Locus will be consulting with locals to find out what they would like to see incorporated in the new skate park.”
Well-known Griffith skateboarding enthusiast Matt Spencer has been involved with the new skate park from the beginning when he was contacted by Mr Farnell.
He believes the plan is long overdue, and the current park design was, “not well thought out”.
“It’s great to a have a proper park designer on board,” Mr Spencer said.
“It’s awesome that the community have been involved in the process.
“Simon Kirkman has asked for the new park to be wheelchair compatible.”
On Mr Spencer’s wishlist is a bowl and a small section for the junior boarders and bikers so the park is accessible for a range of activities.
Council said it intends to commence construction of the new park towards the end of the year.
Council said Totem Skateboarding is a skateboard community event business headed by Nigel and David Cameron (originally from Leeton).
It also said the pair are experienced skateboarding professionals with a long history to running skate events in regional communities.
En:Locus is a skate park design firm and have designed parks including the Coffs Harbour Youth Space, South Hedland Youth Space, Harden Skate Park, Clifton Park Skate Park, and Kerang Skate Park.
“This is an exciting event that will be jam-packed with activities and it will give people an opportunity to share ideas about what is needed for a new skate park,” Mr Farnell said. “I encourage skate enthusiasts to come along.”
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