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City of Newcastle opens $2 million playground and skate park
City of Newcastle has opened a $2 million playground and skate park on the Stockton foreshore. The facility runs in two parallel lengths of around 40 metres, with the skate park on one side and the playground on the other flanking BBQ facilities and a shelter in the middle.
The South Stockton Active Hub, next to the ferry terminal, activates Griffith Park by offering families and recreational skaters a place to relax and enjoy the harbour surrounds.
City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes explained "this is a great development for Stockton that will give youngsters and families the perfect option to enjoy on the northern side of the harbour.
"Set against a backdrop of the city skyline on a site perfect for Instagram, the facility will also help boost Stockton’s profile as a place to visit."
The new playground offers flying foxes, slides, climbing nets and swings, while the skate park includes handrails, angled ledges, an A-frame kicker, zig zag ledge and a half pipe.
The Active Hub was one continuous length of around 100m in the original design but was split to be sit closer to the harbour after residents of Hunter Street Stockton expressed their concerns.
The facility has been part funded by a $450,000 Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund and Section 94 contributions by both City of Newcastle and Port Stephens.
11th April 2019 - Upgrades commence on Blacktown playgrounds
1st March 2019 - Long-awaited $3 million skate park to be built in Adelaide
3rd February 2019 - Permanent skate park and community green planned for Christchurch
4th January 2019 - Blacktown City Riverstone skate park opened for holidays
22nd November 2018 - YMCA appoints action sports expert to the Board of Skate Australia
6th September 2018 - Lake Macquarie opens $15 million Pasterfield Sports Complex
8th March 2018 - Port Hedland parks to turn into Fantasy Playgrounds
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