Skate park to receive gnarly $1.5 million upgrade

Published 6:00pm 4 April 2022

Skate park to receive gnarly $1.5 million upgrade
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Skaters young and old will soon be catching some air with a new and improved skate park at Deception Bay.

The popular hangout will receive a $1.5 million redevelopment following a community consultation period last year, which saw hundreds of residents provide feedback on how best to improve the park.

Acting Mayor Jodie Shipway said this was one of many skate parks across Moreton Bay to get significant upgrades as Council ramps up its Skate Park Renewal Program.

“Deception Bay Skate Park will be totally redeveloped with the help of the community’s input on the designs,” Cr Shipway says.

“Construction will begin on Deception Bay Skate Park later this year and is expected to be complete by December 2022, weather permitting.”

Skate park to receive gnarly $1.5 million upgrade

Aiming for gold

Following the announcement Brisbane will be hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, Cr Shipway is confident these new facilities will see some local faces competing for a gold medal in the future.

“Council skate parks across Moreton Bay are getting the gold medal treatment on our road to the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics here in south east Queensland,” she says.

“If Logan from Logan won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics for the BMX freestyle competition after building a BMX park in his backyard, then Council’s giving our next wave of stars every chance to chase their dreams in 2032.

“Maybe Debbie from D-Bay (Deception Bay) will take out freestyle skateboard competition or scooters might be in the Olympics by then.”

Skate park to receive gnarly $1.5 million upgrade

More upgrades to come

More skate parks across the region are also set to receive upgrades, which coincide with Council’s vision of providing public spaces that promote inclusion, and active and healthy lifestyles.

“Albany Creek, Morayfield and North Lakes residents have already had their say on designs for their parks and we have plans to open input for Bray Park, Redcliffe and Caboolture next,” Cr Shipway says.

“We’ll be rolling out the other skate park upgrades over the next 10 years to give residents the best possible skate parks to stay fit and healthy, practice their tricks and socialise with others.

“My kids will love the upgrades, but I know they’ll hate me saying all our skate parks will have plenty of plenty of ‘street cred’ thanks to the input of hundreds of local skaters, scooterers and BMX riders.

“Please sign up to the Your Say Moreton Bay website for regular updates on community consultation for skate parks and other projects near you.”

Register your interest here: https://yoursay.moretonbay.qld...

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