Narooma skate park plans become concrete

LOCAL skater Monty O’Brien and Narooma News work experience student reports that the Narooma skate park is to be extended with a new section the south side with a council budget of around $130,000…

The extent of the work will depend on how much the contractors can achieve on the limited budget.

In April, Convic skate park designers held a meeting with local skaters and scooter riders at the Narooma Youth Centre, where they voted on what they wanted in the new extensions.

At a recent second meeting, Convic showed everyone the plans that had been approved by Eurobodalla Shire Council, which include street skating obstacles such as rails, boxes, kickers, euro gaps and stairs.

Changes to the extensions included removing the south side entrance, which leaves only one entrance to the skate park on the north side.

Council has completed the engineering plans and are currently looking for the contractors to build the park.

Local skaters including myself are excited that the skate park may be finished in the near future.

The skate park will hopefully start to be constructed around mid-August and will take roughly two to three weeks depending on the weather.

The old part of the Narooma skate park will be sanded and re-sealed but may be done further into the future depending on how much the contractors can do for the budget.

Bermagui skate park is also taking shape in coming weeks, which will be an attraction and a hangout for kids and parents of Bermi.