Glenorchy’s new skatepark is now open at Montrose Foreshore Park, providing a purpose-built facility for skaters, freestyle BMX riders and fans of extreme sports.
Officially opening the new facility, Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the professionally designed skatepark featured a street plaza style layout and a bowl.
“This skatepark is an excellent addition to the Montrose Foreshore Park and provides a further option for recreational activities in our community.
“We know that skateparks are popular recreational spaces, and we expect this to become a well-used and valued asset.”
Mayor Thomas paid tribute to both the State and Federal governments for their funding support of the skatepark, saying the culmination of the project demonstrated all three tiers of government working together to deliver community infrastructure.
“On top of the financial support of both the Federal and State governments, Glenorchy City Council ran a comprehensive community consultation process to inform the skatepark’s design.
“What we have opened is a result of a community workshop, draft design feedback and design finalisation, with every stage optimising the end result to ensure the facility is exactly what the target users want to use.”
The State Government provided $500,000 for the project, with the Federal Government contributing $120,000 through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
“This modern, dynamic facility will provide an exciting and modern new recreational space for our community, in close proximity to one of Glenorchy’s most loved parks.
“I’m sure this new addition to the Montrose Foreshore will be very popular– particularly with young people looking for active, engaging activities within our municipality,” Mayor Thomas said.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown said the Australian Government is proud to have supported the skatepark project, providing $120,000 in funding for its completion.
“Spaces like these are important for the families and young people of Glenorchy and surroundings, encouraging them go outside and be active”, she said.