New skate park in north

Skaters are
encouraged to drop in on a new skate park in a premier northern suburbs sport
and recreation precinct.

The Northern
Skate Park in Corio has opened for public use, offering about 520 square metres
of skating space.

Situated inStead Park, on the corner of St Georges Road and the Princes Highway, the skate
park includes 24 obstacles and transitions for skaters, scooters and BMX

The $550,000
project also provides social spaces, bench seating, a water fountain and a
landscaped pathway that connects to the City’s adjoining youth drop-in centre,
the fOrT.

installation and landscaping works, including the planting of 40 new trees,
will complete the range of improvements.

The project
delivers on a key aspect of the Stead Park Master Plan, which highlighted the
need to develop a new skate facility in the local community.

While visitors
are now free to enjoy the space daily, the park will be officially opened when
the City’s free youth festival, SKAART, returns to the fOrT on Saturday 22

The City’sYouth Development Unit is also hosting a summer school holiday program on
Wednesday 22 January.

scooters and protective equipment can be borrowed for free, with attendees also
able to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

The new
attraction forms part of a substantial upgrade of Stead Park.

A new $1.342
million softball and baseball pavilion in Stead Park was officially opened last

Fully funded by
the City, the pavilion features a large social area, two change rooms, umpire’s
room, kitchen, bar, office space, storage room and an undercover viewing deck.

Deputy Mayor
Kylie Grzybek, Windermere ward

is a fantastic new recreation space in Stead Park, adding to the growing number
of upgraded facilities in the fast-growing north. The
skate park will attract scores of young residents to the precinct and also see
more people introduced to the City’s excellent youth programs and services.

Anthony Aitken, Windermere ward

is proud to deliver this $550,000 project. The location was chosen to reward local youth in our northern suburbs with a
brand-new state-of-the-art skate park and directly link to the very successful
Council youth services centre the fOrT, which is a neighbour to this new
recreation investment in Stead Park.

encourage families to come and explore the improvements to Stead Park. I hope
people in our north use the skate park and also have a look at the great
services on offer at the fOrT. If you are
driving past on Melbourne Rd and can safely have a look, I am sure all people
will enjoy seeing our young people doing their latest 180 kickflip on their

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