Australian skateboarding champion Renton Millar will kick off the event acting as MC. Renton, along with Tasmanian and interstate skaters will provide skating demonstrations throughout the day. There will also be local musicians and kids activities.
The $1.14 million skate park will add to Clarence’s sport and recreational portfolio and provide a premier skating facility on a national and international scale with the potential to host major competitions.
The skate park was designed by a local designer with significant input by the local skating fraternity. It includes an international standard competition street course and bowl. It also features a stage to be used for Council’s Carols by Candlelight and other events.
The idea for the skate park was first initiated by a group of young people wanting a facility for skaters in a central location in the city. In 2010, Council was presented with a petition of 442 signatories.
Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman said it was exciting to see the skate park finally come to fruition after working with young members of the community, the skating fraternity and sporting groups.
“The opening of the Kangaroo Bay Skate Park has been eagerly anticipated, especially since construction began, and it is very pleasing to see it be embraced so positively by our community,” Mayor Chipman said.
“I would like to thank the young people in our community who had the idea for the skate park and started a petition that encouraged Council to build it. They showed a lot of initiative and were passionate in telling us what they wanted in our city to make it more enjoyable.
“The skate park is something that the community can all be proud of. We hope that all users will respect and take care of the facility so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come.”
The skate park is an important component of the Kangaroo Bay Urban Design Plan and will help revitalise the area as a significant waterfront leisure precinct.
The Tasmanian Government contributed $100,000 towards the cost of the skate park.
What Opening of Kangaroo Bay Skate Park
When sunday 3 April 2016, 1-5pm. The official opening will take place at 1.15pm
Where Rosny Hill Road (enter via Bastick Street)
Skating demonstrations by Australian skateboarding champion Renton Millar, Melbourne skater Ava Godfrey and local skaters, local musicians, circus arts and kids activities.