MP Justine Elliot and Tweed Shire mayor Barry Longland (middle) talk all things skate with Tony Lawrence and other local skaters. Photo: Contributed
MP Justine Elliot and Tweed Shire mayor Barry Longland (middle) talk all things skate with Tony Lawrence and other local skaters. Photo: Contributed

Knox Park youth precinct edges closer to completion

SKATERS, BMX riders and scooter riders have all had their say on what features the new skate park in Murwillumbah's Knox Park should include.

Camel Humps, hubbas, a dwarf door and spines were all suggestions thrown up for the new park set to be started in 2014.

The names of the features are based on skater terminology, so don't be too surpised if they leave you a little baffled.

Planning for the new skate park and playground is underway and will continue through until January 2014.

Input from the area's youth is being encouraged by Tweed Shire Council's youth development officer Sylvia Roylance.

"The feedback we received during the day will be really valuable in designing the skate park and adventure playground," Ms Roylance said.

Skateboarding Australia's Dylan McNamara was at the park earlier this month giving free tuition and throwing his support behind the plan, something Ms Roylance thought was fantastic.

"We had a fantastic crowd of young people at the skate park, with many taking advantage of tuition provided by Dylan and enjoying the food and music provided by St Joseph's," she said.

With all the community involvement involved the new skate park is set to be quite the success story.



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