The multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Walla Street skate park in Central Park is nearing completion and is set to revitalise the area.
The design for the Walla Street skate park underwent extensive community consultation, with skater and park users, and it will now offer something for beginners right through to advanced skaters.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the new design would give locals a place to skate and enjoy for many years to come.
“This is going to be a fantastic youth space, not just for our young people, but for the many opportunities to bring state and national titles here to Bundaberg,” he said.
“The new skate park has something for everybody. The skating, the blading and the other youth activities.
“It’s an investment in our youth and I just encourage everybody to take ownership and look after this multi-million dollar skate facility, which is going to be an asset for our young people and an attraction to the region.”
The diverse recreational space has three separate skate areas, featuring multi-level ramps and stairways, and will offer plenty of shade for community members to enjoy the great outdoors.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Brett Kronk said with the new park skaters, rollerbladers and bike enthusiast were getting a lot of new elements within the same area.
“The key features of the new skate park – there is a beginner bowl, an intermediate bowl and a street section,” he said.
He said there was already a lot of interest in regards to when Walla Street skate park would be open, with the project due for competition at the end of April, weather permitting.
The Central Park ‘Walla Street Skate park’ upgrade is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.