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Lakeside skate park to be officially opened

Publish Date 07/12/2017

The Lakeside community now has a new place to play, with the official opening of the new skate park at 90 Benjamin Lee Drive, Raymond Terrace.

The $130,000 skate park and reserve works were funded by the Federal Government's Community Development Grant, the NSW Government's Social Housing Community Improvement Fund and Port Stephens Council.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says the new recreational area is a welcome addition to the community of Lakeside.

"With a new skate park, playground and hit wall, as well as new pathways throughout the park, it's a great new space for the community of Lakeside to get active outdoors," Mayor Palmer said.

"This park has something for everyone – whether you're a preschooler, in high school or beyond – it caters to all ages," he said.

"We couldn't have done it without the help of the Federal and State governments, who have both invested $50,000 to help make this skate park a reality," he said.

Brock Lamont, Council's Community and Recreation Coordinator, says the skate park was designed by specialist contractors, who also constructed the Boomerang Park facility.

"The skate park has been designed for beginners to intermediate users, and caters for boards, scooters and BMX riders with a quarter pipe, flat bank, roll over and rail to try," Mr Lamont said.

"It's great to see so many riders coming to try out Raymond Terrace's two new skate parks, and the feedback we've had has been really positive," he said.