Tugun back on the skate map with park upgrade

15 September 2015

City of Gold Coast has put Tugun back on the skating map with a $750,000 facility upgrade.

Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins visited the Boyd Street Skate Park and Public Amenity Building Renewal Project today.

“We know skating is increasingly valuable to our sports economy which is why it’s included as one of the key action sports in our Gold Coast Sport Plan 2013-2023,” she said.

“Investing in grassroots sporting activities like local skate boarding is a fantastic way to foster an active and healthy community and help build our reputation as a sports hub.

“That’s why we’ve taken the opportunity to upsize to a facility that will attract skaters from across the southern Gold Coast.”

Industry professionals, local key skate park users, residents and service providers contributed to the new skate park design.

Ben Honey from the ‘Let’s get Tugun Skate Park an Upgrade’ group said the new park was ideal for beginners to advanced users of all ages.

“The park has unique features that complement the current facilities across the city including a replica backyard pool, an old school style corner feature and street obstacles,” he said.

“Now we have a safe and innovative facility that will not only attract more skaters to the area but has the capacity to attract skating events in the future.”

The upgrade includes a new public amenity facility with disabled access at the front of the park.

The Boyd Street Skate Park and Public Amenity Building Renewal Project is aligned with the City’s Strategic and Operational Plan for Skate and BMX Facilities.

For more information visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com

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