Glenorchy ready to roll

12 October 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Glenorchy ready to roll|

Two Glenorchy facilities catering for high speed and high skill recreational pursuits are now open to the public.

Work on the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and Montrose Foreshore skatepark is now complete, with both catering for beginners and skilled enthusiasts.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said more than $412,000 was spent upgrading existing trails at the mountain bike park, with funding provided by the Federal Government and work done by trail design company Dirt Art Pty Ltd.

“There is no doubt this upgraded facility will put Glenorchy firmly on the map for mountain bikers seeking new tracks and challenges,” she said.

A new skatepark is also open at Montrose Foreshore Park, providing a purpose-built facility for skaters, freestyle BMX riders and fans of extreme sports.

“The skatepark is an excellent addition to the Montrose Foreshore Park and provides a further option for recreational activities in our community,” Mayor Thomas said.

“We know that skateparks are popular recreational spaces, and we expect this to become a well-used and valued asset.”

Both the state and federal governments helped fund the skatepark, including $120,000 from the Australian Government.

“Spaces like these are important for the families and young people of Glenorchy and surroundings, encouraging them go outside and be active,” Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown said.

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