AFTER opening several weeks ago, we dropped into Coolangatta's new skate park to see what the resident shredders though of the design.

Coolangatta skater Tyron Roser who grew up skating the old park prefers the new one.

"It's not too big, not too small, it seems small when you first start skating, but the more you skate the more you find...There are some epic gaps, a wood block and some technical prowess to the skate park," Mr Roser said.

He also pointed out that it's a safer than the the old skatepark.

"The cops are right there to keep and eye on it, its safe for kids to skate at all times of the day," he said.

Being a small skatepark which tries to replicate the street skating style, with the kind of ramps and copings you would find on the street, the park takes people off the busy streets and into their own area without putting others in danger.

All in all, it seems skaters in town, from kids to long time skaters, are happy with their new fun park.



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