Countdown to new skate parks

Published 6:00am 8 July 2023

Countdown to new skate parks
Words by Nick Crockford

Work will start soon on the first of two new skate parks in the Moreton Bay Region.

Existing skate parks at Morayfield and Albany Creek are to be demolished and rebuilt with designs using community input to Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Construction in Sheep Station Creek Park, Morayfield is due to start in October and at Old Northern Rd, Albany Creek in January 2024. Both should be complete by mid-2024.

“We want to encourage even more people in our region to get out and enjoy their skateboards, scooters, BMX and rollerblades,” Mayor Peter Flannery said.

“When complete, these parks will be a gold-medal standard for this growing sport and hopefully some future champions from the Moreton Bay region.

“Which is important on the path to the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics, because these kinds of upgrades might just be what inspires the next generation of athletes in our region.”

Cr Adam Hain, Div 3, said the parks would be a real boost for the region.

“We’re taking inspiration from the Deception Bay Skate Park, where Council invested $1.5million into upgrades, and other leading skate parks in Queensland to bring Morayfield back into the top ranked parks in the state,” he said.

“We’re also keeping jobs and money in the region, using local labour and supplies wherever we can during the construction phases, in line with our local area commitment.

“Council provides a diverse program of free and affordable sport, recreation and wellness activities that support healthier lifestyles for people of all ages.”

For more on Council’s Community Wellbeing Strategy click here

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