Nimbin opens new skate park

NIMBIN’S new skate park will be officially opened this Thursday, August 11, at 10 am with Richmond MP Justine Elliot along with Lismore City Council and community representatives, planning to attend.

Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell said the park had been a great success for the community with a constant flow of people making the most of the purpose built all-levels skate park since its soft opening on June 25.

“The skate park has been a hive of activity with a wide range of people enjoying the diversity of the skate park design along with its location in the centre of town.  Also, Nimbin local graffiti artist, Zac Price, has recently painted the skate park ‘Code of Conduct’, and some more general artwork, onto the skate park’s cement surface and the whole site is now looking colourful and even more welcoming,” Cr Dowell said.

“It is very clear that this is a wonderful resource for the village and the community can feel justifiably proud to have a facility like this in their town.  The park has already developed a great reputation across the region and we have even heard of one skater who came all the way from Wollongong to try it out.

“The community and Council worked very hard to see this park realised and I would like to invite anyone who is interested to come along to the official opening and join us in celebrating a great achievement for the town.”

The purpose built concrete skate park at Peace Park was made possible as a result of $449,000 in federal government grant funding awarded to the project by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.



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