Work kicks off on Pukekohe skate park

Publish Date : 29 Apr 2017
Work kicks off on Pukekohe skate park
An artist’s impression of the Pukekohe skate park.An artist’s impression of the Pukekohe skate park.

Work on a new skate park in Pukekohe is now underway.

Franklin Local Board joined the Franklin Youth Advisory Board, Pukekohe Rotary and the designers to celebrate the start of construction.

“This is a major milestone on a project that the advisory board first started talking to us about in 2013,” says local board chair Angela Fulljames.

“It has taken a while to get here but, thanks to the efforts of the advisory board, it is now a reality.”

The park features a combination of street environments including ledges, rails and stairs. There is also a pump track with rollovers, berms and a fly-out quarter pipe. A central pergola area provides shaded seating.

The project is a great example of community empowerment in action, says Ms Fulljames. Board member Alan Cole added:

“We worked with the youth advisory board and are proud to support them, but we have let them take the lead and it has been a great experience.”

Franklin Youth Advisory Board member Bryce Collin acknowledged the local board, Auckland Council parks staff and past advisory board members for their support.

“We are lucky to have a local board that cares about young people,” he said.

“They have listened and have been responsive and now young people will have a place to call their own.”

The park is expected to be completed later this year.

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