News / Community / Sport / 11th June 2020
Baradine’s new skate park open for business
Baradine’s new skate park is ready for action now hazard warning tactiles have been installed.
The Baradine Skate Park was opened to the public on Wednesday, 3 June.
Work on the youth project at the town’s sports oval started at the beginning of March and with the installation of the irrigation system, perimeter fence and polyurethane tactile caution indicators for visually-impaired people finished, the final inspection has now been completed.
Warrumbungle Shire Council’s director for technical services, Kevin Tighe said Council has received the Occupation Certificate which enables the public to use the facility.
“The milestone three report has been submitted, which completes the acquittal process,” Mr Tighe said.
“The objective of this project is to provide a safe, accessible, inclusive, and creative areathatcanbeutilised for a wide variety of activities.
“Although predominantly designed for skateboard, BMX, and scooter riders, the facility also has the capacity to accommodate other activities such as roller skates, roller blades, remote control cars, toddler trikes and ball sports including handball. This will allow a broad range of community members to make use of the facility.”
The community need for the skate park was identified as a result of community consultation driven by local group, Yowie and Friends Incorporated.
The facility has been constructed by Council with the assistance of funding from the Stronger Country Communities program.
“Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted on skate park use, Council is delighted to declare the skate park open to the public so local young people have a place to have fun in the outdoors and keep active,” Mr Tighe concluded.
“We think this is a great new addition to the existing sporting facilities in Baradine.”