Montrose skate park opens

23 November 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Montrose skate park opens|

Glenorchy locals with a passion for skating, BMX and other extreme sports can now access a purpose-built skate park at Montrose Foreshore.

Officially opening the Montrose Foreshore Skate Park on 6 October, Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the professionally designed park would provide the perfect recreational space for younger people both in Glenorchy and the broader region.

“This skate park is an excellent addition to the Montrose Foreshore area and provides a further option for recreational activities in our community,” she said.

“Skate parks are popular recreational spaces and we expect this to become a well- used and valued asset.”

Mayor Thomas said the culmination of the project demonstrated all three tiers of government working together to deliver community infrastructure. The State Government provided $500,000 and the Federal Government contributed $120,000 through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“The Australian Government is proud to have supported this skate park project,” Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown said.

“Spaces like these are important for the families and young people of Glenorchy and surrounding areas encouraging them go outside and be active.”

Mayor Thomas said Glenorchy City Council ran a comprehensive community consultation process to inform the skate park’s design, which features a street plaza-style layout and a bowl.

“What we have opened is a result of a community workshop, draft design feedback and design finalisation with every stage optimising the result to ensure the facility is exactly what the target users want,” she said.

“This new dynamic facility will provide an exciting and modern recreational space for our community, close to one of Glenorchy’s most loved parks.

“I’m sure this new addition to the Montrose Foreshore will be very popular particularly with young people looking for active, engaging activities within our municipality.”

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