BMX bandit Jay Wilson of Banora Point hits the South Tweed Sk8 Park at it's official opening.
BMX bandit Jay Wilson of Banora Point hits the South Tweed Sk8 Park at it's official opening. Craig Sadler/ Tweed Daily News

Gr8 pockets at sk8 park

WHO said kids never appreciate what they are given?

Without a doubt, Tweed skaters love the new Tweed Heads South Sk8 Park and they had a chance to celebrate it on Saturday at the official opening ceremony.

The skaters did not need an invitation to start using the park early, as it has been packed out on most days since the concrete bowl appeared months ago.

The official opening was attended by the Member for Richmond Justine Elliot, new Tweed Mayor Warren Polglase and representatives from Tweed clubs.

“It's fantastic to see the kids all out here having fun in this modern facility which has all the elements which make skateboarding and BMX riding a challenge for them,” Councillor Polglase said.

“I'd like to thank all the government, business and community organisations and individuals who worked so hard for many years to get this project off the ground.

“The park is a credit to them all, and a credit to a community which values its young people.”

The park features both bowl and street elements, with seating and landscaping.

The bowl has many elements including various “pockets”, a feature banked wall, extensions and “rollover”.

“The feature skate bowl, together with landscape works and entry path, creates a complete facility allowing the wider community to participate and providing something special for all young people in the area of the Tweed Shire,” Cr Polglase said.



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