The skate park precinct at Millthorpe is now a lot more user friendly and suitable for novices thanks to a junior skate park extension.
A NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) grant of $180,000 enabled Blayney Shire Council to construct a “junior skate park” to complement the existing facility in the village. The Redmond Oval precinct is a very well used and popular location for sporting events and recreational activities by young and old and this project has allowed younger children to be safely included in these activities.
Stronger Country Communities Round 3 provides funding for new or refurbished local community infrastructure specifically for young people. When this Millthorpe Skate Park was built a number of years ago, the plan was always to construct a junior facility to cater for younger children. Especially given its close proximity to Millthorpe Public School.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the original skate park at Millthorpe was tailored more towards older and more experienced users.
“Many youngsters wanting to use the skate park were often intimidated because it really wasn’t suited for beginners,” he said.
“The new extension will allow younger children and beginner skateboarders to develop their skills before taking on the main skate park area making this a more inclusive and family friendly activity.”
Blayney Mayor Scott Ferguson said “We are very thankful for the support we have received, it’s great to have a skate park that all ages can use.”