New Skate Park for Deception Bay
Deception Bay locals were treated to a spectacular opening of the brand new $1.5 million Deception Bay Skate Park on Saturday 15 April, as part of the D Bay Fun Day celebrations.
The upgraded skate park was the result of a lengthy community consultation process, which saw hundreds of submissions from locals on the design of the new park. The park's unveiling marked the first of a series of skate park upgrades planned throughout the region, with the aid of the community's input on design.
“The park's unveiling marked the first of a series of skate park upgrades planned throughout the region, with the aid of the community's input on design.”
Mayor Peter Flannery expressed his pride in delivering a park that the community had truly owned from start to finish. He thanked the federal government for its $156,000 contribution, which helped make the project possible.
The Deception Bay Skate Park opening was part of the Youth Week celebrations and was put on by Council in partnership with Deception Bay PCYC and Younity Community Services. The event included free come-and-try sessions and workshops for skateboarding and gymnastics, a DJ, jumping castle, and face painting.
The park's launch also coincided with the opening of the new PCYC gymnastics area, which offered an exciting addition to the park's offerings.
Councillor Sandra Ruck (Division 5) expressed her hopes that the new park would inspire local kids to take up skateboarding, scootering, or BMX in the lead up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games. She noted that skate park sports were growing in popularity, particularly after Australia's success in BMX and skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics.
With the Deception Bay Skate Park's opening, locals now have access to world-class facilities to hone their skills and perhaps even produce the next gold medallist for Australia. The community's input on the park's design ensured that the new facility would be something that locals could enjoy for years to come.