Woodenbong skates it’s way into the hearts of local youth
THE official opening of the Woodenbong Skate Park and Outdoor Gym was held Saturday, November 28 2015.
'Open to Country' was presented by Githabul Elder, Narrell Ord, Kyogle LGA Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Christine Reid President, Woodenbong Progress Association, gave speeches, including apologies for Thomas George MP, Kyogle Councils Graham Kennett, Councillors Passfield and Reardon.
Cake and ribbon cutting
Narrell and Danielle cut the spectacular "skate park' designed cake, cut the ribbon on the outdoor gym equipment and then trees were planted by numerous local pre-school children in the hope that these children will see the trees flourish as they grow, together through the years.
Many locals joined in with the "Fun Day with Sport' organised by WPA which included a skate park scooter demonstration by Bryson Larsen, a basketball competition with the children verses the Woodenbong Police Senior Constable Luke Rampling and of course withholding the results.
There was chalk drawing for the tiny tots, volley ball and other games to amuse everyone.
WPA put on a sausage sizzle and a 'wheel of fortune' for everyone to spin to win a gift. The Pre-School held a fundraiser stall and offered free face painting.
Woodenbong Rural Fire Brigade showcased their fire truck with a display of hose work which attracted a lot of attention by the children.
The fundraising Woodenbong Community Coffee Group supplied delicious Espresso coffee and a place to sit and relax.
Funding from various places
The Skate Park was funded by Sport & Recreation NSW, Kyogle Council and Woodenbong Progress Association in partnership and the Outdoor Gym was funded by Sport & Recreation NSW and Woodenbong Progress Association and installed by Kyogle Council.
Huge thanks goes to Ash Warmsley of the Woodenbong Depot for Kyogle Council for all the work he has done at the complex and a thank you to the generous assistance by Geordie Reid and Richard Jenner.
A special thanks to Graham Kennett of Kyogle Council for all his input and assistance.
"This facility is amazing for the Woodenbong community and surrounding communities and is being regularly used by locals and visitors alike. It is truly an asset to be proud of. Our thanks go to all those involved in the projects," WPA Project Officer Carey Andrews said.