Local skateboarders have enthusiastically welcomed Hornsby Shire Council’s upgrade of Cherrybrook Skate Park.
“What Council has done here is perfect,” 24-year-old Cherrybrook resident Simon Dinand said.
“It’s exactly what we needed and is going to make a big difference to the local skateboarding community.
“Everybody’s very excited and we couldn’t thank Council enough, especially for all the contact they had with the skateboarders in making sure we had a say on its design.”
Fourteen-year-old Cherrybrook resident Bill Lin echoed those sentiments: “It’s so much better than the old skate park.”
The upgrade was carried out by Convic, an international company that is renowned for the 600 youth precincts they have built around the world.
“It’s always very gratifying to see a Council project embraced by its target audience,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.
“Providing facilities for our community’s younger members is a key part of Council’s mandate and we’re very pleased to be able to deliver on that.”
Features of the upgrade include a deep bowl, taco extension with granite coping, mogul roll-over, vanishing quarter-pipe with refurbished handrail, corner pocket, flatbank hip, down/up rail, banked level change, manual pad and kicker to kicker over mogul.
The upgrade also includes a number of landscape elements, including seating, a drinking fountain and turfed lawn.