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New skate park opens in Geelong

New skate park opens in Geelong
January 24, 2020

The Northern Skate Park in Corio, a northern suburb of Geelong, has opened to the public offering about 520 metre² of skating space.

Situated in Stead Park, on the corner of St Georges Road and the Princes Highway, the skate park includes 24 obstacles and transitions for skaters, scooters and BMX riders.

The $550,000 project also provides social spaces, bench seating, a water fountain and a landscaped pathway that connects to the City’s adjoining youth drop-in centre, the fOrT.

Lighting installation and landscaping works, including the planting of 40 new trees, will complete the range of improvements.

The project delivers on a key aspect of the Stead Park Master Plan, which highlighted the need to develop a new skate facility in the local community.

While visitors are now free to enjoy the space daily, the park will be officially opened when the City’s free youth festival, SKAART, returns to the fOrT on Saturday 22nd February.

A new $1.342 million softball and baseball pavilion in Stead Park was officially opened last November.

Fully funded by the City, the pavilion features a large social area, two change rooms, umpire’s room, kitchen, bar, office space, storage room and an undercover viewing deck.

Deputy Mayor Kylie Grzybek, Windermere advised “this is a fantastic new recreation space in Stead Park, adding to the growing number of upgraded facilities in the fast-growing north. The skate park will attract scores of young residents to the precinct and also see more people introduced to the City’s excellent youth programs and services.”

Councillor Anthony Aitken, Windermere added “Council is proud to deliver this $550,000 project. The location was chosen to reward local youth in our northern suburbs with a brand-new state-of-the-art skate park and directly link to the very successful Council youth services centre the fOrT, which is a neighbour to this new recreation investment in Stead Park.

“I encourage families to come and explore the improvements to Stead Park. I hope people in our north use the skate park and also have a look at the great services on offer at the fOrT. If you are driving past on Melbourne Rd and can safely have a look, I am sure all people will enjoy seeing our young people doing their latest 180 kickflip on their skateboards.”

Image of Councillor Anthony Aitken and Deputy Mayor Kylie Grzybek celebrating the completion of the Northern Skate Park in Corio.

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