Skate park extension under way

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Clu29lskate3.jpg Work so far . . . Kaitangata Skate Park Group spokesperson Dalles Storer (left) and Civil Parks director Josh Horn discuss the progress on the new Kaitangata skate bowl. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

JOHN.COSGROVE
@cluthaleader.co.nz

Five years on from the creation of Kaitangata’s first skate park, the latest skate bowl extension is now under way.
Kaitangata Skate Park Group spokesman Dallas Storer said they had identified a need for the extension to the existing park in recent years.
“It’s amazing to see how the current one has been so well maintained and supported by the community here in Kai.
“We bought the empty property next to the current one and designed the bowl arrangement to make it different to the other one, then the community fundraised to make it all happen,” he said.
The group then contracted Civil Parks, a dedicated constructor of public amenities, to build the new skate bowl.
“We are very grateful for all the support we have received from the community here in Kai, including the donation of over 300 cubic metres of rock from Blackhead Quarries.
“It will be good to tidy up the sections on the corner here and have it looking primo for the children here in Kai,” Mr Storer said.
Civil Parks director Josh Horn said weather permitting he and his staff should have the new park finished in about five weeks.

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Hard work . . . Civil Parks worker Jack Thomas continues the work to create a skate bowl next to the existing Kaitangata skate park. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE