Two skate park upgrades ready for skaters, scooter riders and BMXers
  • Tuesday 26 September 2017
Skateboarder

A new skate park at Mooloolah Valley and improvements to Coolum Skate Park have provided skaters on the Sunshine Coast with enhanced locations to practice their kickflips, ollies and 360s.

The improvements at Coolum have been enjoyed by the community over recent weeks and the new skate ramp at Mooloolah, a partnership with the Mooloolah Valley Community Association Inc., will be officially opened this Saturday September 23 at 10am.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay is looking forward to celebrating the Mooloolah skate ramp this weekend.

“This new skate park provides the local children with a venue for socialising, skateboarding and scooter activities, all in the safety of the Recreation Ground precinct,” Cr McKay said.

“It’s positioned in a naturally shaded area and connected to the barbecue shelter and toilet block by a pathway.

“This new addition has been well received by the community and it will be great to celebrate with them this weekend.”

Improvements to the Coolum Skate Park included extending the skate area with new street elements, better drainage in the skate bowl, new spectator seating and improved lighting.

Division 9 Councillor Steve Robinson said the existing facilities also received an upgrade.

“New safety barriers and screens were installed to improve pedestrian and user safety, as well as additional skate walls which improves circulation around the bowl,” Cr Robinson said.

“The new spectator seating caters for 100 people in multiple locations and provides improved views from a variety of angles, so spectators won’t miss any of the action.

“We also replaced the existing timber retaining walls and included decorative art on the new safety screens to improve the park’s aesthetic appeal.”

The Alexandra Headland skate park is also being upgraded now and will be opened on October 10.