Stage one works of the Byford Skate Park have been completed with the facility now open for use.
Local youth in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were involved in the design of the skate park which offers ledge combos and a split-level quarter pipe.
Shire President Cr John Erren said that the Skate Park is another step towards creating spaces for our local youth to engage with our community in a positive way.
“The Skate Park forms part of the exciting Briggs Park precinct which includes the SJ Community Recreation Centre, Briggs Park oval and the SJ Youth Room.
“Involving our kids in the design of their own space enables them to take ownership of it."
The project cost $346,000 and was constructed by Carving Concrete Skateparks through a competitive tender process.
Stage two works will get underway soon and include the installation of safety lighting, a shade structure, seating, and a drinking fountain and will be partly funded by the Peel Development Commission through the Peel Community Chest Fund as part of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Royalties for Regions program.
The community will be invited to drop in and celebrate the long-awaited project in style, with an official community event and skate workshops to follow.