Princes Park proposed as site for new skate and scooter park

Councilʼs community recreation officer Ben Robertson sat down with Allan Higgins (right) and his grandson Saxen Melton to look over the skate and scooter park plans last week.

Princes Park is likely to be the home of Maryborough’s new skate and scooter park as concept plans for the $500,000 project are released, including “exciting possibilities” for future development.

A drop-in information session showcasing concept plans was held at Princes Park last week, one of three locations highlighted as potential sites for the new skate park, alongside the Station Domain and the current location on Majorca Road.

A petition calling for a new park gathered more than 1000 signatures in 2018, leading the Central Goldfields Shire Council to engage consulting company Convic to design a new park.

A concept design of what the new skate and scooter park will look like.

The concept plans, which cost $28,000 to be drawn up, come as a result of numerous community consultation sessions and were available for the public to view last week.

An advocate for upgrades to the Maryborough Skate Park since the beginning, former local and BMX enthusiast Kurt Teague said the plans depict a “clever” design which will have positive impacts on the town.

“Convic have done an incredible job working alongside the Maryborough Skate Park Committee, council and members of the community to put together a clever skate park design,” he said.

“The design will successfully cater to all ages and skill levels, encourage ongoing participation and also add a valuable asset to the town that’s likely to boost tourism and economic growth.”

For more on this story see the Front Page of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 25

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