Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has officially opened the new $600,000 Mount Cotton Skate Park.
Cr Williams says the new park is already proving to be a hit given the high level of interest in the opening.
“Today’s opening crowd was an indication of the vital role these facilities play in the community. This skate park has been built to high standards, and importantly, it was designed in consultation with the community.”
“Council held extensive community consultation on the concept and construction of the skate park to ensure it becomes a well-used facility where people can come together to enjoy physical activities.”
The park has been built to provide a range of experiences and is suitable for all skill levels.
Division 6 Councillor Julie Talty held two rounds of consultation, speaking with local families and skaters about the final design.
“I can see the Skate Park is going to be incredibly popular with the children and young people of the area.”
“The skating on display today showed incredible skill and athleticism and I am certain some of these talented young skaters will go on to great professional and amateur success.”
“Council will continue to manage and monitor the park and surrounding facilities so that it remains part of a great family facility, suitable for all ages.”
People can arrive at the Skate Park at Mount Cotton Community Park, via Valley Way.