Crookwell Skate Park Now Open

Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM accepted a cheque from members of the Crookwell Lions Club and Crookwell youth at the Crookwell Skate Park site this afternoon as temporary fencing was removed by Southern Temporary Edge Rail and Fencing.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM accepted a cheque from members of the Crookwell Lions Club and Crookwell youth at the Crookwell Skate Park site this afternoon as temporary fencing was removed by Southern Temporary Edge Rail and Fencing.

The wait is finally over, with Crookwell Skate Park open to the public from today.

The purpose built 276 square metre skate park, located at Clifton Park, includes a bowl, spines, grind rail, long quarter pipe, safety signage and fencing.

New sheltered picnic tables and seating, a drinking fountain, bins, cement pathways and pads, will also be installed shortly.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM was presented with a cheque for $21,000 which represented Australian Lions’ $10,000 donation and Crookwell youth’s fundraising of $11,000.

Cr McCormack said the project is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when the community bands together.

“The idea for the project started in 2011 when a letter received by Council from a Crookwell resident suggested that ‘a Skate Park for Crookwell similar to Taralga’ would be of benefit to the youth of Crookwell,” Cr McCormack said.

“In 2013 Council received a petition started by Crookwell’s Oscar Rose. In 2015 Crookwell youths Lachlan Grocott, Karim Kentwell and Rahal Soufan met with Council kick starting the Crookwell Skate Park project. Since then both the Youth Actually Making a Difference (Ya’Mad) and Crookwell Wants a Skate Park youth groups have been heavily involved in fundraising and the design of the skate park.

“The active involvement of our young people in this project will ensure that the Skate Park will meet the current needs of the community and service the Shire for decades to come.

“I’d encourage all young people with an interest in skating, blading, scooting and biking to get down to Clifton Park and check out this wonderful facility.”

In addition to over $11,000 in fundraising by Crookwell’s youth and $10,000 from Lions Australia the project was funded with $96,612 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, $17,000 from the State Government and $80,000 from Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

The site will be officially opened by Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM at 1.00pm on Sunday, 2 April 2017 with a free Crookwell Lions Club barbecue from 12.30pm. Skateboarding workshops and demonstrations by Totem Skateboarding will kick off at 2.00pm.


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