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Roll with the champs at Wellsford Skate Park

Published: 10 September 2018

The professionals will show you how it’s done when Rodney Local Board opens the skate park at Wellsford Memorial Park on Friday 14 September.

Champion skaters and BMX riders will be on hand when the $480,000 facility debuts.

The play area has taken three months to build and Rodney Local Board Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Brent Bailey says the wait has been worthwhile.

“Locals asked for improvements several years ago so it has taken time, but it’s now a fantastic outdoor area for the young people who chose the equipment, so it’s fun with plenty of challenges.”

Designed for all ages and abilities

The park is designed for all ages and abilities and offers a resurfaced skate bowl and a new flow bowl, quarter pipe, banked wall, pyramid and round rail.

New play equipment, voted for by school children and the community, caters for older children with a bird nest swing, a rotating carousel spinner and a basketball half court. Logs and rocks make handy seats and encourage natural play, while the new path extension provides easy access to the playground.

Local board member Colin Smith says the upgrades breathe new life into the park.

“The play space is made up of four inter-connecting zones that still have plenty of space around them. Swinging, spinning, shooting hoops and skating will bring hours and hours of fun.”

The public can grab their wheels and join a free family event at the new skate park at 4pm. There is a December rain date if the weather does not play its part.