Youth precinct rolls on

Chelsea Bicentennial skate park - Cameron Howe
Chelsea Bicentennial Park skate park by Cameron Howe

Cameron Howe, The Mordialloc Chronicle
July 8, 2017

The $1.4 million transformation of Chelsea’s Bicentennial Park has finally taken shape following significant delays due to wet weather.

Kingston council and the state government contributed funds towards the redevelopment which includes a new youth plaza with a multi-court area for soccer and basketball, DJ table and timber climbing poles. Park seating and shelters are other additions, but the centrepiece of the youth precinct is the new skate park.

The skate park will retain the existing half-pipe and the new design will include ramps, boxes and rails in addition to new moguls to cater to different abilities.

Mayor David Eden believes that the project will deliver a wonderful new outlet for physical and recreational activities. “It will be a real asset to Kingston’s youth,” he said.

Already in use and proving popular, parent’s are labelling the new facilities as a great destination for kids to burn off energy. The official opening is slated for July or August, with the Minister for Sport expected to be in attendance.

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