Renovated and renewed Jindabyne Skate Park reopens to rave reviews

A skateboarder mid-kickflip in the air above a rail in the street terrain section of the new Jindabyne Skate Park, with the Lake and attendees in the background.

The newly upgraded Jindabyne Skate Park officially opened to the public on Sunday 24 March 2024, with over 200 community members in attendance to celebrate this highly anticipated event.

The official opening ceremony was a resounding success, with attendees of all ages and abilities enjoying live demonstrations, giveaways, music, and a sausage sizzle – all while trying out the expanded and upgraded park’s brand-new features on four wheels, two wheels, and no wheels at all.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Chris Hanna welcomed the crowd and expressed his delight at the completion of the $1.5 million project, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

‘We’re thrilled to unveil this fantastic new space, designed in collaboration with the Jindabyne Skate Park Project Engagement Group and the wider community,’ Mayor Hanna said, speaking after the event.

‘The park boasts an exciting range of features, including a brand new half-pipe, mini-ramp, and a refurbished bowl, catering to skaters, BMX riders, scooter enthusiasts, and everyone in between.’

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility held on Friday 22 March 2024, Council was honoured to welcome NSW Government Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education and MP for Monaro, Steve Whan, and Australian Government Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and MP for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain.

Our local representatives provided vital support and assistance throughout this ambitious project, alongside Council’s fellow foreshore custodians Snowy Hydro, who were also in attendance at the formal opening on Friday.

With ample seating and shade for parents and spectators, the new skate park promises to be a vibrant social hub where people of all ages and abilities can come together for fun, exercise, and connection for many years to come.

Council extends its gratitude to the NSW and Australian Governments for supporting this project through a grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, without which this new community facility would not have been possible.

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