Skaters will enjoy a refurbished facility at the Te Pai Park thanks to the work being carried out this summer funded by Henderson-Massey Local Board.
The $20,000 investment will see the current track repaired with cracks and joints filled and smoothed concrete ramps making for a safer skating experience, and is expected to be completed before Christmas, weather permitting. More gradual upgrades can also be expected over the next two years.
A much-loved community facility, the park is also home to East Skate Club and the Te Pai locals skate crew, who uses the track on a regular basis.
“We’re stoked about the upgrade. A lot of young people and skaters hang out here and it’s a special place for us,” said Aaron Martin, President of the East Skate Club.
“It’s used almost daily by our members and the public for practice and it’s important to make sure it’s safe.”
Martin along with Max, Zac and Kurt from the Te Pai locals skate crew approached Henderson-Massey Local Board earlier this year highlighting the park’s need for some love and care.
“I’m pleased we’re able to respond to a real community need,” says Henderson-Massey local board Chair Chris Carter.
“This is a place for people, especially our rangatahi to enjoy a fun and positive activity.
“The local board is committed to the local areas assets and that parks are well looked after, serve the needs of a growing community, and support healthy and active lifestyles.”
The Te Pai Park is popular with the locals with plenty of green spaces and mature trees. Aside from the skatepark, it has a playground, accessible toilets, netball and tennis courts, picnic tables and seating, and a car park (with mobility parks).
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